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The Art of Convening by Patricia Neal, Craig Neal

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8. CREATION

Something new that emerges from engagements of shared purpose and trust

WHAT IS CREATION?

Creation, in the context of convening, is something new that emerges in our gathering as a result of authentic engagement during Essential Conversation. We don’t know what the creation will be, and it is out of our direct control. We can, however, plan, nurture, and set the conditions in which it emerges, just as a gardener fosters the conditions for a plant to emerge from the ground.

Depending on the purpose of our gathering, the creation could be a new product ...

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