2011 Luncheon Keynote: Rita Paskowitz

18 Aug

The universe is made of stories, not atoms.

-Muriel Rukeyser

Do you know your story?  Do you tell it?

What about the story of your profession…or the story of your organization?  Storytelling is a powerful tool for individual growth and development, but also for organizational and community change.  Stories provide us with models for how we think about the world, and how we think about the world matters greatly.

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. 
-Maya Angelou

We are very excited to have Storyteller Rita Paskowitz as our lunch keynote speaker for The HR Reinvention Experiment 2.

The Power of Story | Rita Paskowitz 

In her search for identity, Rita has been an actress, writer, improvisationalist and stand-up comedienne, working from New York City to Los Angeles. She combines her talents to bring each and every tale she tells to life.  Her work crosses many venues – including education, religion, healthcare, grief and the world of business.

She is a nationally-known speaker, entertainer, educator and facilitator – and yes, her hair is real.

Rita is also Co-founder and Director of Creative Healing, an arts program for bereavement specialists, and is the Storyteller-in-Residence at Ted E. Bear Hollow, a center for grieving children and teens. She is on the staff of UNO’s Certified Public Managers Institute and UNMC’s Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute and teaches in UNO’s college of Education. .

In addition, Rita maintains an active performance schedule, proving that no day has only twenty-four hours.

Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.

-Robert McKee

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