Book Review: The Art of Convening

The Art of Convening: Authentic Engagement in Meetings, Gatherings, and Conversations by Craig and Patricia Neal with Cynthia Wold is a book on the art of gathering people for the sake of authentic engagement. As with the way of circle, convening has ancient roots. People have always gathered and naturally related to each other. Convening […]

Principles of conversation

The following principles of conversation are from The Art of Convening by Craig & Patricia Neal with Cynthia Wold: Listen … with respect for all the voices. …  without fixing, problem-solving, advice-giving. Speak from Your Own Experience Speak from the “l,”from your own experience. What is on your mind/heart? Slow Down the Conversation Allow pauses […]