May 11, 2022
2021-22 Wise Webinar Series
Designing Narratives and the Power of Story
People have been telling stories since the dawn of time. Behind every good story there is an arch and formula. To get to the bones of a good narrative, you must first learn what the components of what makes a story function. Join Ryan Riggs and Emily Harris in informative session to learn about the value of storytelling, the mechanical elements, and demystify the process in your work.
- Learn the functional elements that comprise a narrative.
- Understand when and how to use video storytelling in your work (capturing video with intention)
- Ideas about tools and tips to empower all people to become videographers at any level.
Emily Harris has had the good fortune to be affiliated with people with disabilities throughout her life. She has over 12 years’ experience doing work as an Employment Consultant and a Positive Behavior Support Consultant with individuals, families, and Employment Agencies in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. She also has international consulting experience working with employment agencies across New Zealand. Emily is committed to the concept of inclusion and full participation and knows that employment is critical to equity. She holds a BS in Arts and Letters with a focus in Women Studies and English, is a Certified Employment Professional through APSE, and currently serves on the National APSE Employment Support Professional Certification Council (ESPCC). Emily is a trainer and trained in the process of Person-Centered Planning. Emily is a natural networker and believes that being connected in your community is vital to the success of connecting people with sustainable employment.
Born and raised in Phoenix Arizona, now located in Spokane Washington, Ryan Riggs is a passionate filmmaker and storyteller. He’s had the honor of working with many talented people throughout the years and has over a decade of experience in creative content production. From photography and graphic design to production and post production processes including animation, Ryan aims to use his creative talents to tell the story of Wise and the people Wise works with.