May 27, 2019

AmCham Hosts Storytelling Workshop for Refugee Ambassadors

On May 23, AmCham Denmark hosted a ‘Storytelling on Social Media’ workshop with a group of highly-skilled refugees, who have participated in Foreningen Nydansker’s (Association New Dane) mentoring or internship programs.

The workshop is part of a Refugee Ambassador initiative by Foreningen Nydansker and the U.S. Embassy aimed at helping refugees share their personal stories on arriving in Denmark and entering the Danish job market – and thus becoming inspirational Ambassadors for these successful programs. With this workshop initiative, the goal is to inspire more companies to invite their employees to volunteer as mentor for high-skilled refugees by showcasing the great outcomes of these programs.

At the workshop, Nanna Dyrbye Benting (AmCham Denmark) shared some guidance on how to structure a story that grabs people’s attention. One key point was to keep the message short and precise – and most importantly, to not include too much details in the story. In addition, Sandra Hyo Viborg (AmCham Denmark) gave some insights on how to share a story on social media platforms such as LinkedIn – as well as how to use LinkedIn as a professional networking tool.

The workshop also included several group exercises where the Refugee Ambassadors had the opportunity test out their storytelling skills in practice.

To read more about Foreningen Nydansker’s refugee mentoring and internship programs, click here.