Guest teacher: Josh Gryniewicz Founder/ Chief Narrative Strategist of Odd Duck (October 1, 2021)

What is Odd Duck?? It is a storytelling for social change consultancy.

Meet Josh 👉 In 2018, he founded Odd Duck to combine his passions of storytelling and social change. As a creative, Josh has applied his craft to writing, spoken word, filmmaking and comic books. His nonfiction has been published in PopMatters, the Guardian, Huffington Post, and Medium. Outside of these pursuits, Josh has spent his career in nonprofit, initially as a crisis counselor and later in external relations. 


1) The scientific value of storytelling for learning, healing, social cooperation, meaning-making, and problem-solving. 

2) The idea of a disruptive story as a paradigm-shifting tool that helps reimagine what is possible in the world, which is invaluable to inventing a new normal. 

3) The concept of a narrative framework as a tool for organizations and institutions to more effectively advocate their place in the world by combining concept branding, messaging, and change management.  

For over a decade, Josh has worked in public interest communication. He served as the communication director for Cure Violence Global, an internationally renowned violence prevention program featured in the award-winning film The Interrupters.

Josh helmed the rebrand of Integrate Health, a global health initiative in West Africa, and led communication efforts for Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), a Program Office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focused on national multi-sector data sharing to address social determinants of health. 

Learn more by going to Odd Duck!

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