Become a Certified Story Exchange Facilitator – 10 bursaries available for Teachers and Youth/Community Workers

Posted on 7 Jul 2021

Apply today to become a certified Narrative 4 Story Exchange Facilitator. Join a community of educators across Ireland who believe in the transformative power of instilling empathy skills in youth. Apply online

The Story Exchange is an evidence-based methodology, which teaches young people social and emotional skills and improves well-being. The Story Exchange increases peer support and instils a sense of resilience and belonging by reducing feelings of isolation.

Getting young people to share stories breaks down barriers, builds trust and reinforces the idea that they are not alone. The Story Exchange Programme can be delivered over 5 weeks. Through circle-work students will develop oral literacy skills, creativity skills, deep listening skills, public speaking/ storytelling skills and social and emotional learning skills.

About the training

The Narrative 4 Facilitator training will give you the skills to effectively deliver a Story Exchange programme in your school/ youth group. You will be given access to an online toolkit and become a member of a growing community of practitioners.  The CPD (Certified Professional Development) online training consists of 4 short online modules and mentorship.

On completion, you will be able to deliver Story Exchanges in settings such as classrooms, youth centres, and online via Zoom. The training will take approximately 8 hours in total of self-directed learning modules & online workshop.


Narrative 4 Ireland’s The Empathy Project is supported by Rethink Ireland and other generous donors. The cost of the training is €450 but is generously subsidised by Rethink Ireland to the value of €300. Meaning you pay €150. Upcoming training dates in June, July, and August 2021. For Summer 2021 – we are running a special offer: The cost of the training will be 50% off for POST PRIMARY SCHOOL EDUCATORS – meaning you pay €75 and 20% off for YOUTH WORKERS.- €120 for the training. Apply before July 21st


Throughout the year Narrative 4 Ireland offers a number of bursaries; providing recipients with free training. These bursaries are given priority to individuals/ organisations where budget is a barrier to training. Apply using the Facilitator application form, but please indicate in the application if you intend to apply for a bursary. 

For Summer 2021 we have 10 bursaries on offer. Priority will be given to educators/ youth workers working with disadvantaged youth, Travellers /Mincéirs/ migrants youth. And Youth in direct provision centers. A draw with all eligible applicants will take place on Monday 19th July and applicants will be notified the following day.

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Module 1- Tuesday afternoons, Multiple Dates

Module 2- Self directed online course.

Module 3- runs Thursdays 4pm to 6pm. Multiple Dates

Module 4 runs every Tuesday afternoon

*Applicants need to take up the offer of training in July or August.

Apply online