David Austin Sky

 

David Austin Sky
Program Information



David has been telling stories for a long time.

PROGRAMS

I believe that learning should be fun. My programs mix useful information with humorous stories. My programs are designed to meet the needs of your audience.

1. Storylistening: Hearing the Unheard Story

This creative workshop will give advanced tools for listening and helping. We express what is troubling us in stories and actions before we have awareness of why we are doing it. Unheard Stories influence our behavior, our choices and our actions. Since the mind loves to answer questions, learn how to design questions to get information, give insight and bring awareness. The skills will be explained by stories, handouts, activities, and demonstrations. Past participants have called this workshop a life-changing skill. This will change how we listen. This will change how we help.

Participants will be able to: 

  • Apply a new method of hearing the client’s unheard stories
  • Identify the stories that influence the client’s behavior
  • Create questions that lead to awareness and insight


2. Gladness in the Now: Celebrating What We Do!

David's stories will allow for celebrating our accomplishments and enjoying our awards. This keynote will have the audience laughing and reflecting on the joy in what we do!

Participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the power of stories in their lives.
  • Explain the wisdom of childhood in their stories.
  • Describe the idea of gladness in the now.

Past Programs Available

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  • The Slow Down Life
  • Rubber Duckies, and Red Wagons: Wisdom from Childhood
  • For People Like Us: Taking Charge of Stress!
  • See the Forest, Hear the Trees: The Art of Storylistening
  • The Greydance: Telling Your Spiritual Journey
  • I Bought It on Sale and Other Interesting Choices
  • Hearing Your Own Stories
  • Paying Attention to Your Inner Village Idiot in the Quest for Happiness
  • Creating the Powerful Questions
  • Hearing the Story that Matters: Listening to Your Loved Ones
  • Stress, Story, Spirituality and Serenity

Sample of Previous Programs

  • Kids of the Treasure Coast Conference, FL
    • Rubber Duckies and Red Wagons: Wisdom From Childhood
  • Ohio EPA-DISW:
    • Stress and Negativity
  • Putnam Co. High School Teachers’ Academy, WV
    • Celebrating What We Do
  • 20th Annual MI Statewide Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
    • Rubber Duckies and Red Wagons: Wisdom From Childhood
  • The MidSOUTH Summer School on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Problems, AR
    • Paying Attention to Your Inner Village Idiot in the Quest for Happiness
  • Ohio Drug and Alcohol Studies Institute
    • StoryListening Workshop
  • Tennessee Advanced School on Addictions
    • StoryListening Workshop
  • Federal Corrections Conference, South Central Region Drug Abuse Program Conference, LA
    • Creating the Powerful Questions
  • North Carolina School of Alcohol and Drug Studies:
    • Storylistening Course and The Greydance
  • Kentucky School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies:
    • 10 hour Basic Storylistening Course
    • 10 hour Advanced Course
    • 5 hour Hearing Your Own Stories Workshop
  • Ohio Prevention and Education Conference
    • Listening to Your Own Stories
  • Summer Institute of Addictions Studies, The Ohio State University
    • Using Our Stories for Self Care
  • Riverside Hospital, Columbus, OH:
    • StoryListening Workshop
  • Joint conference of the SE Association on Aging, SC
    • Celebrating What We Do!
  • Missouri Comprehensive School Health Institute:
    • Gladness in the Now
  • Ohio University, College of Osteopathic Medicine:
    • Humor, The Best Medicine
  • Andrews University, MI,
    • Freshmen Orientation
  • Arkansas Tech University
    • Play to Win, Drink to Lose (NCAA program)
  • Michigan Collaborative Early Childhood Conference
    • Rubber Duckies and Red Wagons: Wisdom from Childhood
  • Correctional Education Association of Ohio Conference
    • Red Wagons and Rubber Duckies: Wisdom from Childhood
  • Cumberland College, KY, Freshman Orientation
    • Paying Attention to Your Inner Village Idiot in the Quest for Happiness
  • National Even Start Association Conference, San Diego, CA
    • Rubber Duckies and Red Wagons: Wisdom from Childhood
  • Annual Region IV Perinatal Conference, Columbus, OH
    • I Bought It on Sale and Other Interesting Choices!
  • Choices and Changes Conference, Louisville, KY
    • See the Forest Hear the Trees The Art of Storylistening
  • South Carolina Society of Certified Public Managers
    • See the Forest Hear the Trees The Art of Storylistening
  • Federal Executives Association
    • I Bought It on Sale and Other Interesting Choices
 
David Austin Sky  
email: dave@davesky.com Copyright David Austin Sky 2007 - 2018
cell: 614.578.4221 This page last updated 12/21/18

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