Although the following terms may have other, more common uses, the definitions offered here represent the ways in which these terms are used in this book. Each definition could be prefaced with, “As used in The Art of Convening.”

accountability. State of taking responsibility for oneself to remain consistent and in alignment with a value, action, presence, or intention.

Arc of Recognition. The phenomenon of each participant in a gathering seeing and accepting all of the other participants for who they really are, while simultaneously being seen and accepted for who you really are.

Aspect. Any one of the nine parts of the Convening Wheel.

At the Heart of the Matter. Who I am in relationship with others, and why we engage.


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