The Art of Convening: Authentic Engagement in Meetings
- Details a powerful set of principles and practices for making any gathering productive, meaningful, and transformative
- Draws on the authors' decades of experience convening meetings in all kinds of settings
- Offers practical wisdom on both the inner and outer aspects of convening
Some "back of the book" quotes... "In this wise and thoughtful book, Craig and Patricia Neal help readers understand what’s needed to create the kind of authentic ‘meeting’ where true collective wisdom can emerge in group settings. They remind us that convening is an ancient art, one that can be critical to our capacity to survive and thrive in today’s challenged world.” - Juanita Brown and David Isaacs, Co-Originators, The World Café “Few people have refined the process of bringing people together as gracefully and elegantly as Craig and Patricia Neal. How we convene is much more than simple technique or facilitation; it is an expression of who we are and what kind of world we want to create. If their thinking and methodology were to become common practice, there would be more peace and connectedness and good will all around." - Peter Block, Author & Troublemaker “These days we spend so much time working together in groups, doesn't it make sense to learn how to do it better, smarter, deeper, and more authentically? If your answer, like mine, is "yes," then like me you'll love this book! It is both wise and worthwhile, profound and practical.” - Alan M. Webber, co-founder, Fast Company magazineAs co-founders of Heartland Inc., Craig and Patricia Neal have led over 170 "Thought Leader Gatherings" with leaders from over 800 diverse organizations. Their new book shares their Art of Convening model -- developed in these gatherings and refined over six years of intensive trainings. Resource Link: www.heartlandcircle.com/aocbook.htm This resource was submitted by Patricia Neal, co-founder of Heartland Inc., via the Add-a-Resource form.