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The Art of Convening by Patricia Neal, Craig Neal

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6. HEARING ALL THE VOICES

When each person speaks, is heard, and is present and accounted for

EACH VOICE IS NEEDED AND WANTED

Our container has been created; now is the time to invite each person to say something. Hearing All the Voices is the time in our gathering when each person is asked to speak, is heard, and is perceived by everyone as “present and accounted for.” It is an imperative Aspect of the Convening Wheel that may make or break our ability to enter into authentic engagement and continue into Essential Conversation, the next Aspect on the Convening Wheel.

The art of listening as well as hearing is at play now. The often-delicate environment ...

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