// Topic: Values
Principles for Reframing the National Security Narrative
The idea behind narrative principles is to equip as many narrators as possible to frame their
messages in a way that, over time, will shift the public’s assumptions and understanding about
a field of discourse—in this case, the discourse around national security. To equip the largest
possible group of narrators, we try to minimize specific content in favor of principles articulated
in broad terms of values and vision. This allows narrators to apply the principles over a broad
range of fields and contexts, and thereby reinforce and amplify the narrative change work of
partners narrating in other arenas.
Narratives of the Future Worksheet
This worksheet surfaces preferred futures and the narratives that can support them. While this worksheet can be used individually or at an organization, we contend that futures exercises are most effective when used by groups or coalitions in existing relationship, or by those who wish to embark on a shared project together.
Taller de un día: usar narrativas para construir nuestro poder
El currículo de este taller se enfoca en formar poder narrativo, combinando estrategias de narrativa con trabajo de coalición y de campaña, e integrando trabajo organizativo y comunicaciones estratégicas.
Daylong Training: Using Narrative to Build Our Power
This Daylong Training curriculum focuses on building narrative power, weaving narrative strategies into campaign and coalitional work, and integrating organizing and strategic communications.
Developing Your Organizational Voice Worksheet
The Developing Your Organizational Voice worksheet helps organizations record the voice and values of members, supporters and the communities in which they are rooted.