Storytelling to Support Learning with Hadiya Nuriddin

Learn the art of storytelling in L&D with this "Learn Something New" session hosted by Hadiya Nuriddin. Define compelling story qualities, find inspiration, and develop character-driven narratives. Practice writing scenarios for eLearning or instructor-led training with guided exercises and tools.

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Storytelling with Hadiya Nuriddin

Storytelling to Support Learning with Hadiya Nuriddin


We all know the power behind storytelling, but it’s not as easy as starting with “Once upon a time…”

➡️ Learners only benefit from stories if the storyteller knows how to add the right ingredients.

➡️ Stories can encourage empathy, but only if you know how to trigger empathy in your learners.

➡️ Stories can connect people through emotion, but only if you know what makes a person emotional and add it to your story.

➡️ People can recognize themselves in characters, but only if you build compelling characters that reflect learners’ lives.


Writing stories and using them as teaching tools are separate skills from instructional design—skills that must be deliberately learned and practiced. But when it’s done well, the results are meaningful and memorable to your audience.


📖 You’ll begin by defining what makes a story compelling and what qualities your stories must have to hit the mark.

📖 You’ll engage in exercises on how to find inspiration for stories, whether that requires interviewing SMEs or mining your own experiences.

📖 Then, use a character-driven approach to developing stories, since we know that characters are often proxies for your learners.

📖 You’ll employ tools and templates to build a character and then build a story that describes the journey between where the character is now and where they want to be.

During this session, you’ll practice writing those stories as scenarios for eLearning or instructor-led training using a tool that walks you through the process.

Ultimately – walk away with the ability to:

  • Incorporate compelling elements in your stories so that they will connect with learners
  • Find inspiration for your stories and how to use it to get started writing
  • Build characters who resonate with learners
  • Turn stories into scenarios to incorporate into your eLearning and ILT courses

Join us and learn what makes stories meaningful and how to use those stories as teaching tools.


About Hadiya Nuriddin

Hadiya Nuriddin has over two decades of experience in instructional design and development. As the founder and owner of Duets Learning, she has helped countless individuals and organizations achieve their goals through her expert knowledge and guidance. With a background in both academia and corporate training, Hadiya is a versatile expert who has designed, developed, and delivered a wide range of professional and technical development courses. She is especially skilled in creating engaging eLearning experiences using the Articulate software suite.

Hadiya’s contributions to the field are not limited to her work as a practitioner. She is also an accomplished author, having penned the critically acclaimed book StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect. Additionally, she has contributed a chapter to ATD’s Handbook for Training and Talent Development.

Hadiya’s impressive educational background includes an MEd in Curriculum Design, an MA in Writing, and a BA in English. She has also earned several certifications, including the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD), the Certified Professional in Training Management (CPTM), and the Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA) designations. Finally, she is ATD’s 2023 Outstanding Professional Recipient, which is, “…presented to individuals that demonstrate exceptional talent development expertise, leadership, and service through their professional work, volunteerism, influence, and actions in support of others.”


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✅ Access to the Learning Rebels resource page with all the extra goodies (Plus the final list)

✅ Copy of the video recording

✅ Copy of the chatbox transcription

✅ Copy of the full session transcript & summary

✅ Additional resources such as books, articles and handouts

Nov 15 2023

11:00 am CST - 12:30 pm CST

Storytelling to Support Learning with Hadiya Nuriddin


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