What is convening? It’s the practice of bringing authentic engagement to meetings, gatherings and conversations.
The Technology of Relationships
Today we introduce you to the Convening Wheel as a powerful tool for developing the practice of mindful preparation for each engagement or essential conversation.
What is at the heart of the matter? We are developing our listening muscle as well as convening muscle: Listening ourselves and one another into being.
Authentic engagement is the key quality that brings the kind of meaning and outcome that most of us yearn for in our meetings, gatherings and conversations. Authentic engagement is simply, a genuine expression of what is true for us, and an attentive listening to what is true for another, or others.
Convening is an essential leadership skill that improves outcomes and brings connection and positive transformation to our companies, organizations, clubs, communities, families and friendships. What Heartland is up to is transformation for creating a world that works for all.
As Conveners our role is to gather and hold people for the sake of the highest possible outcome of each meeting, each engagement and to create authentic engagement.
Our intention: the goal of this book is to empower you to create authentic engagements that produce maximum innovation and creativity while delivering the highest potential of the group.