Narrative is powerful -- even in small doses. Narrative pedagogy transforms by disrupting traditional teaching practices to co-construct knowledge (Ironside 2006), which is also true in educational development. Using narrative is an inclusive and transdisciplinary approach that enables educational developers to reimagine themselves as transformative "boundary crossers" (Cruz, Manginelli, Parker, Strahlman, 2018, p. 2). This session draws upon the authors' small narrative interventions in graduate student and faculty orientations to increase participants' sense of belonging, community, and self-efficacy. Facilitators will describe and model these generalizable narrative activities, and participants will identify storytelling strategies for their unique educational development contexts.

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