Narrative Design Certified | Masters

All the tools you need to design your community’s narrative and create a story that breaks through.
  • 3+ hours
    content

  • 23+
    chapters
  • 57
    exam questions

  • activities

  • 100%
    self paced
  • Official
    certification
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Narrative Design Certified | Masters

All the tools you need to design your community’s narrative and create a story that breaks through.


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3+ hours of content
23+ chapters
57 exam questions
2 activities
100% self paced
Official certification
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Course overview

  • Throughout this certification, you’ll be taken through a practical and actionable step-by-step framework centered around helping you define your chosen narrative.

    Including real-life case studies, awesome narrative design examples in action, the pitching process, best practices, how to get your team invested, and more, it’s packed to the rafters with everything you need to create a repeatable process and propel your community, brand or product’s growth.
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Course overview.


Throughout this certification, you’ll be taken through a practical and actionable step-by-step framework centered around helping you define your chosen narrative.

Including real-life case studies, awesome narrative design examples in action, the pitching process, best practices, how to get your team invested, and more, it’s packed to the rafters with everything you need to create a repeatable process and propel your community, brand or product’s growth.

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Completing this course will help you...
  • Blow away marketing leadership with your storytelling skills.
  • Help your community stand out from the crowd.
  • Elevate yourself and your community-led function.
  • Drive real and tangible organization-wide change.
  • Learn from the man who’s spearheading narrative design.
Narrative Design Certified | Masters image

Completing this course will help you...

  • Blow away marketing leadership with your storytelling skills.
  • Help your community stand out from the crowd.
  • Elevate yourself and your community-led function.
  • Drive real and tangible organization-wide change.
  • Learn from the man who’s spearheading narrative design.
This course made me realize how much I’ve been stuck in the marketing storytelling rut of 'problem/solution/we’re the best.' Marcus does a great job of outlining the process to flip the conversation to take the focus off of your company and focus on your customers to tell a story that will break through and stand out even in the most crowded markets. The class comes with a great set of tools and a great real-world case study. I highly recommend.
— Elisa Lippincott, Principal at 917 Productions
Utimate training school makes it really simple for people to reach their full potential and deliver their message in a practical way.
— Grace Walsh
I thoroughly enjoyed this course!! It was sooo helpful. Not only were you able to dig further into the process that he went through at HubSpot but he also ran through a case study at another company he worked with and gave clear examples of how to execute on something like this internally and externally. I can't wait to use this with my own company!
— Ashley Herbert, Head of Product Marketing at Recruitee
Marcus Andrews
Director of product marketing at pendo.io
Marcus Andrews

Before joining Pendo.io, Marcus was the Product Marketing Group Lead at HubSpot and prior to that, he spent almost four years at Google. He’s been a solid storyteller all his life, but it wasn’t until he developed the Narrative Design process that he could codify, replicate, and consistently create amazing stories.

Throughout this masterclass, he’ll share the secret sauce behind his repeatable process so that you too can be recognized as a great storyteller.

What to expect from Narrative Design Certified

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What's included when I enroll?

  • 3+ hours of OnDemand course content for you to work through at your own pace.
  • 57 exam questions to consolidate your learning and earn official certification.
  • Real-life case studies of course creator Marcus’ framework rolled out.
  • Activities to put all the theory into action.
  • Mock pitch process to help you prepare for your all-important business case.
  • 40-minute Q&A with Dave Gerhardt, CMO at Privy.
  • Exclusive access to a narrative design alumni channel in Slack.
  • Narrative Design certification if you pass all the exams.

What's included when I enroll?

  • 👨🏼‍💻 3+ hours of OnDemand course content for you to work through at your own pace.
    ✅ 57 exam questions to consolidate your learning and earn official certification.
    👌 Real-life case studies of course creator Marcus’ framework rolled out.
    🎬 Activities to put all the theory into action.
    🔥 Mock pitch process to help you prepare for your all-important business case.
    📹 40-minute Q&A with Dave Gerhardt, CMO at Privy.
    💻 Exclusive access to a narrative design alumni channel in Slack.
    🔖 Narrative Design certification if you pass all the exams.
We do team rates, too.

If you're looking to get a team of three or more CMs certified, then speak to Tom about team rates on t.madden@communityledgrowth.com.

P.s. If you need help convincing your boss, we've done the hard part for you.

Who's this course for?

Quite literally (almost) anyone. Whether you’re a marketer trying to secure support for a community-led function, a Community Manager looking to transform your community's positioning, or an individual contributor CM who just wants to impress leadership with your storytelling skills, this course will give you the most cutting-edge approach to storytelling and positioning available today. 

How does the course work?

The course is 100% OnDemand and fully self-paced. Once you enroll, you’ll work through the modules in chronological order and be invited to take part in activities. At the end of each module, you’ll be presented with mandatory exam questions and if you pass all these, you’ll become Narrative Design Certified!

 How long will the course take to complete?

 The course content, activities, and exams will take approximately 3 hours to complete.

What happens if I don’t pass the exams?

If you fail first time round you'll be given the option to retake the exam. If you fail the second attempt, unfortunately, it means you won’t get the certificate.

However, all’s not lost, you’ll have still learned LOTS and you’ll be given access to the course materials for life - so you can brush up on the bits you slipped up on forevermore.

 How long will I have access to the course content?

For life! One, one-off payment gives you unlimited to allll the course’s content forevermore. 
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