Heartland Institute Offers Telephone Trainings on the Art of Convening

The Heartland Institute is offering a new "teletraining" program called The Art of Convening: Transforming Meetings & Conversations. This program includes a series of six two-hour evening sessions from May through October 2004 (one call/month). The trainings are facilitated by Craig Neal, co-founder of Heartland Institute, Inc., using the Principles of Essential Conversation developed over 25 years as convener of the Thought Leader Gatherings and as publisher of Utne Reader during the founding of its Neighborhood Salons. Tuition is $198 for all 6 sessions or $120 for 3. Call 952-925-5995 or register at www.thoughtleadergathering.com/. Click below to read more.

The curriculum is based on applying Principles of Essential Conversation to your gatherings, events and meetings, imbuing them with authenticity, heart and impact.

To include:
~ Creating Essential Meetings
~ On Being a "Social Architect"
~ Clarity of Intention
~ The Mythic Journey
~ The Power of Our Stories
~ Gathering & Holding the People
~ Understanding Agreements
~ Measurements & Intangibles
~ Logistics as Sacred Work

For anyone who hosts, convenes or facilitates groups, gatherings or meetings and desires to be that inspired catalyst for change in your organization or community. For leaders in business, community, education, non-profit and the consulting services.

Each 2.0 hour monthly session builds upon the last, combining Craig's teachings and collaborative learning. A course syllabus will be distributed in advance.

web site: www.thoughtleadergathering.com/

~ What People Say About Craig's Work ~

You are a great example of how listening is an action step. Your existence is an action step, which always contributes to the moment. You bring out the best in me. I thought the format of the call was great. It is one of the best uses of technology for learning that I have seen; especially with a master like you at the helm.
- Peter Block

You provide us with what we so desperately need - time to think together with colleagues - to explore what we're learning, what we're trying... to accomplish and what we hope to contribute. Having the time to contemplate these questions makes us more productive and more capable of contributing to our organization and our community.
- Margaret Wheatley

I count myself lucky to have had the chance to participate. You offer a rare blend of timeless wisdom and ritual with practical advice. Its a very on-target message for those of us who need to hit the 'pause button' and think deeply about what really matters.
- Richard Leider

Added by Sandy on May 02, 2004