What's been?
Browse past workshops and arrange a repeat - or modify to suit your needs!
A choice of workshops
These hands-on wordshops are held in various centres throughout southern Africa or elsewhere. They are run through organisations or privately. Courses can be created around specific needs. You can design your own workshop

the gift of memory
writing your life story as a gift to yourself and to children or grandchildren

you, your friends and your story
A 3-hour writing workshop for a special occasion. Get a group  together to write about your relationship to a birthday person or a wedding couple, to give as a gift.

creative writing - beginners and advanced
fiction,  poetry or drama

the eyes of a child
ways of seeing and being. Writing for children

a story-telling circle
an oral-based course on the joy of giving and receiving  stories

ancestors and families
exploring and healing the family tree, recording stories

writing and hiking
2-3 day hiking and writing trails

the divine comedy
writing your spiritual journey

enchanted forests and castles
exploring the symbols of fairy and folk tales in our life story

movies and life
writing your life as if directing a movie about it

keeping a Travel Journal
enrich your outer and inner travels with stories

creating articles
marry creativity and research. write academic, popular or in-house articles

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old questions from a new angle, requires creative imagination
Albert Einstein
Calling all teachers - Working with Teachers and in Schools

Knowledge is a finite island in a sea of mystery the growth of that islandincreases the length of the shoreline along which we encounter mystery
Chet Raymo

As an ex teacher and teacher trainer for thirty years Dorian has a special interest in all those involved in education. He has keynoted at the International Schools in Africa conference and worked in Uganda, Namibia, Tanzania and Kenya.
He presents Creative workshops for staff development, keynotes, guest-speaks at functions and facilitates creative writing workshops with learners of all ages. 

Some workshops on offer

The Stressed Teacher
how to use writing to activate creativity and process changes, constraints and demands. How to turn negative stress into positive stress

Once Upon and Education
how our own learning stories influence our teaching.
how to rekindle enthusiasm for work

The Lead Story
Exploring creative and imaginative responses to current leadership issues
how to map a vision, find direction and make group dynamics work for the good of all

Recent Clients
Hilton College
Wynberg Girls' High
Port Shepstone High
Eshowe High
Crawford College (Keynote speaker at 2003 Conference)
Share (Adult Basic Education)

Wordshops for groups of individuals
These hands-on workshops are held in various centres throughout southern Africa or elsewhere. They are run through organisations or privately. Courses can be created around specific needs. You can design your own workshop
Wordshops for Corporations
Need a facilitator or motivational speaker?
Writing and story-telling to create new awareness, process issues, plan for the future and bring about change
Wordshops for Teachers & Schools
Staff development, keynotes, guest-speaks at functions and facilitating creative writing workshops with learners of all ages
Need a writing Coach?
A one-on-one mentoring service for writers
Design a workshop to suit your needs
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and see the possibilities
Corporate workshops and Speaking engagements

To live well is to work well. To have a good activity
Thomas Aquinas

Dorian Haarhoff has increasingly been involved in the Corporate world as a facilitator and motivational speaker. He is on the books of Conference Speakers International.

He is interested in applying creativity and imagination to the practical world of work.
He uses writing and story-telling to create new awareness, process issues, plan for the future and bring about change.

His clients include corporates, medical doctors, donor agencies, researchers and development organisations.

He holds a deep understanding of how stories can create a common language for culturally diverse groups

His workshops can be created around specific needs of the client.
Here are some possibilities:

Building the Business Team - Strengthening the Story of the Organisation

Head and Heart - Raising the IQ of the Workplace

The Stressed Executive - Refocusing and energising work life

Sure Voice - Speaking in Public

Clear Communication - the Art of Business writing

Recent clients
·Nedcor Retail division
·Old Mutual (leadership programme)
·Chieta (Training Authority)
·Pansalb (Language Board)
·Olive NGO (development and training)
·Audioword  (National Secretaries' Convention)
·National TB Control Programme

Both education for work and work itself need to be revisioned
Matthew Fox, The Reinvention of Work

Corporates are calling on their people for more creativity, commitment and innovation
David Whyte, The Heart Aroused
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Writer - Mentor - Story-teller - Speaker