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The Art of Convening by Patricia Neal, Craig Neal

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WELCOME

Bringing authentic engagement to meetings, gatherings, and conversations is an essential leadership skill that improves outcomes and brings connection and positive transformation to our companies, organizations, clubs, communities, families, and friendships.

Welcome to the world of convening: the art of gathering and “holding” people for the sake of authentic engagement.

Much of the focus of the Art of Convening, the practice we developed for holding authentic meetings, is about preparing ourselves internally for a gathering, which leads to how we interact with others in our gatherings, and how we observe and shepherd the interactions of participants with each other. Why does this matter?

Most of us really want to be effective and truly ...

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