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The Art of Convening:
Authentic Engagement in Meetings, Gatherings, and Conversations
by Erica, Bookshelf Manager

The Art Of Convening
Authentic Engagement in Meetings, Gatherings, and Conversations

by Craig and Patricia Neal
Paperback, 2011,  5.5 x 8.5 inches; 192 Pages

The Art Of Convening: Authentic Engagement in Meetings, Gatherings, and ConversationsHaving meaningful relationships, staying open to others and true to oneself can be a daily challenge. Many of us believe meetings are a waste of time, even if we also think that they are essential to bring us together as human beings. 

In The Art of Convening Craig and Patricia Neal explore the concept of Authentic Engagement, a genuine expression of what is true for us along with attentive listening to what is true for others. 

The authors guide us through the nine steps model of the Convening Wheel, which can be adapted to any kind of meeting or conversation, whether or not other participants are using it. Convening works in any setting―one-on-one with groups, in person, or virtually.

The Art of Convening is both grounding and insightful. The authors explore the concepts of clear intent, invitation, and context; and also, in order to hear all voices, they offer ways to create a positive environment during all types of conversations. The book gives valuable hints to cultivate meaningful relationships and genuine connectedness. It also includes very accessible doable exercises, and journaling questions, to strengthen the good habits you’ll be learning about.

This book is a quick read, yet a deep and meaningful one. It provides all the tools you need to develop in order to improve results for your organizations, communities, families and relationships.

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If you are interested in this book, check out our Group Dynamics section of our bookstore, and in particular look over these two great titles:

Rebuilding Trust In The Workplace reflects a solid understanding of basic human psychology, communication and integrity-based leadership. If you are looking for how to bring a greater sense of community and connection into your work life, this book can be a great place to start.

Turning to One Another is designed to help building stronger communication, trust, and relationships. It describes how the power of conversation can bring us together, and how it can revive our hope and commitment to work for the changes we want to see in our world.


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