Train the Trainers - Storytelling for Social Workers

Storytelling Centre helpt sociaal werkers om met jongeren en senioren te werken mbv een storytellingmethode, namelijk de Share to Connect methode.

“I really got to understand the use of storytelling and felt by experience how useful it can be in my work as an interculturalist. I thought it would be three special weeks but it was more than special. It was magnificent!”

Our philosophy is that you should always let the best trainer work with a group. And that is not necessarily a trainer from the Centre itself. For example, when abroad, due to the language barrier, we prefer not to provide training directly to the target groups themselves. We then choose to train trainers in our Share to Connect method, so that they can work with the target groups themselves.

Workshops are made to fit

The Train the Trainers trainings are regularly organized abroad (Palestine, Morocco), but can also be set up elsewhere on request. On average, these intensive training sessions last 10 to 14 days and we often attach a practical assignment / internship to them. All our training courses are tailor-made, so contact us for more information.


Your trainers

beschikbaar voor storytelling trainingen bij sociale impact, persoonlijke ontwikkeling en verbindingsprojecten.



Arjen is director and trainer at the Storytelling Centre and artistic director / producer at Storytelling \ Theater Lab. He developed the Share to Connect method to put applied storytelling on the map worldwide. He recently worked in Morocco, Palestine, Lithuania, Slovenia, Great Britain and Hungary. He is involved in performances as a dramaturg, director or writer.

stuart packer

Storytelling Coach

Storyteller and actor Stu Packer tells stories to entertain, educate and enchant. Based on more than 25 years of stage experience, where he first heard of 'Being Present', Stu dares to share the personal stories from his heart. He therefore finds it a particularly great privilege to be present when others, with or without his help, share their stories.

fouad lakbir


Fouad Lakbir guides young people in their creative development within his own foundation (Shokkin ’Group Netherlands) and as a trainer at the Storytelling Centre. For example, he likes to work on empowering young people or on meetings between young and old. He knows how to create a safe space and group feeling like no other.

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