Story-Based Management

 
Professor Drew Kahn, Founding Director of AFP, facilitating a workshop for the University and College Counseling Centers Conference.

Professor Drew Kahn, Founding Director of AFP, facilitating a workshop for the University and College Counseling Centers Conference.

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Group photo of workshop participants at the University of Missouri (faculty, staff, students).

Group photo of workshop participants at the University of Missouri (faculty, staff, students).

Workshop participant performance at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda.

Workshop participant performance at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda.

From my perspective the event really succeeded in bringing together all different stakeholders involved in conservation and development in the Mara. This is a rare event as even at joint meetings between the tourism investors and communities it is only the elite community members who get to attend, and only those who speak English who get to understand. Putting everyone, regardless of status, power, gender, age, education level, language spoken, race and wealth in a room together and for community members to realise that we all have the same goals and ambitions was, to me, momentous. A memory that will stay with me for a long time to come was the chairman of Naboisho Conservancy and a chief roaming around the tall red oat grass pretending to be elephants whilst

the rest of their group showed that unity amongst people, and together with wildlife is possible. Comments that I have heard from Maasai ladies after the meeting, when they were telling their friends about it, included the realisation that their voice matters, their opinions matter and that people want to hear them. In Maasai society women have traditionally been seen but not heard. I sense that the growing realisation amongst Maasai women that they do have good ideas and perspectives that they should share in joint forums is going to be a monumental step forwards in this society. Many thanks again to Drew and the Anne Frank Project for a wonderful day that is just the start of introducing drama based education to the Maasai Mara. I’m greatly looking forwards to seeing where this leads us.
— Dr. Crystal Courtney, CEO Olare Orok and Motorogi Trust
“The workshop was unique in that I never knew art performance could be useful in protest. The #OneMizzouMakeItTrue was a statement and our performance was protest for change. Since the conclusion of the workshop, I have literally been thinking of ideas to utilize art performance to protest against the racist-sexist environment on campus here at Mizzou.”
— University of Missouri participant