Art of Convening Training graduates come from every corner of the world
Join with professionals who, like yourself, who are vitally involved in transforming the nature of their virtual and in-person meetings via heartfelt communications and new convening techniques.
In this warp-speed transitional time, the quality of our
communications is crucial to the success of our everyday lives, work and organizations. The way we interact with one another, minute-by-minute, day-by-day, sets the tone for not only our own well-being, but that of our organizations and communities. Since Heartland's founding in 1995 convening principles have informed our conferences, trainings, and programs.
In 2004 the first Art of Convening programs established convening as a core leadership capacity and leadership field. The Art of Convening, or "technology of relationships," delivers a practical and essential methodology for transformational engagements. How we gather, communicate and deliver the desired outcomes through our meetings is critical to the long-term vitality and success of our organizations and communities and the people within.
The Convening Wheel, (pictured left) a unique transformational tool, illustrates the 9 Aspects of convening, and is the heart of The Art of Convening book and all Trainings.
More than a meeting modality, a convened meeting or gathering enhances and maximizes business and organizational performance by strengthening relationships, buy-in, accountability and commitment to help people excel and be successful in their work.
How is convening different from facilitation? Convening is the art and science of gathering and holding people for the sake of the best possible outcome. Definition
Thanks so much for your positive and tangible contribution to the School of Nursing retreat yesterday. The Art of Convening principles worked! I am hearing positive feed-back: one staff member indicated that she was "very moved" by the conversations and flow of the day, especially when looking around the room at many faces of faculty and staff.
- Christi Powers, University of Minnesota School of Nursing
How do the Trainings work? Each Art of Convening™ Training delivers a practical map that anyone can navigate and activate. We travel the inner and outer path of the reflective leader, from getting to “The Heart of the Matter” to a “Commitment to Action” and all the territory in-between.
Class sizes are kept very small to allow for interaction and personal feedback. Registration closes once a group is filled.
Are the Trainings directly applicable? These immensely practical Trainings elicit the best and brightest capacities inherent in each participant, leading to transformed engagements and meetings that deliver responsibility, accountability and commitment.
Each Training incorporates a "Case Study" as a tool and metric with which you are able to design a specific convening opportunity in your life and/or work.
Who are the Trainings for?
- Would you like to change or deepen your communication in your personal or professional relationships?
Do you host, lead or facilitate groups, gatherings, or meetings?
Are you called to be a catalyst for change and transformation in your organization, community or family?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, an Art of Convening™ Training may be the learning
experience you are looking for.