About this course

The course builds on the importance of storytelling in learning and retaining essential knowledge. The 'Story Design' course educates learners on what makes stories so great for learning, touching on general story design and the story design model.


The 'Story Design' course guides learners through a multi-part, multimodal course to share amongst colleagues, friends and family.

What you'll learn

  • Story Design
  • The Story Design Model

Course Content

  • Justin Speaks Up

    View this example of a Story Designed course first...

    Lesson Excerpts

    • "Hi Stella...um...I know you're busy, but if you have a minute...could we talk?"

    • THE AUDIENCE This course example is designed for managers who are struggling handling the concerns of their employees.

      THE AUDIENCE This course example is designed for managers who are struggling handling the concerns of their employees.
    • SHORT BREAK Tune into the audio for a debrief.

      SHORT BREAK Tune into the audio for a debrief.
  • The Story Design Model

    ...then take a look at how Story Design works.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Stories are action

    • Take a deeper dive into Story Design. Visit needastory.com!

      Take a deeper dive into Story Design. Visit needastory.com!
    • Stories are action

  • Story Design Two

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Stakeholder "I need training for our managers. They are escalating employee concerns to HR, instead of handling those concerns on their own." # YOU "What initially brought this to your attention?" You should mention Product Y to existing customers who enjoy Product X Product Y will have a discounted price at launch

    • Does the template support verbose answers?

    • YOUR ROLE

Course Author

Rance Green

Rance is the author of Story Design. Rance formed needastory.com to help leaders and talent development professionals understand their audience and what they are asking them to do. His story-based business solutions have made him a sought-after speaker and consultant. Rance is privileged to serve beside some of the best leaders and TD professionals in the industry as the President of ATD Dallas. 

Selected Review

"I loved the incorporation of video in this 'Story Design' course. I found it so beneficial in helping me to retain the information being learnt."

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