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Center for Purposeful Leadership
Minneapolis
Training, Coaching, Consulting, Convening
Interests: Connect. Engage. Collaborate: Leadership, coaching, convening, purpose, authentic communication
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This 4-minute video is a fun and creative introduction to the Convening Wheel, the foundation of the Art of Convening methodology. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Art of Convening and Book
Please review the platform to collect any documents you'd like to save. You are welcome to use any documents from your Art of Convening course. We ask that you note attribution to Center for Purposeful Leadership as the originator. Please do not share the links to the videos or Partner... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
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Once again, congratulations AoC Grads! To support you in growing your convener "muscles" below is an overview of information covered in your course. --This learning platform will be live for 30 days-- Learnings and Tools: The Art of Convening book; The Technology of Relationships; The 9 Aspects of Collaboration: a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
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Wherever you go, convening is there... - COURSE COMPLETION & WHAT'S NEXT - Dear Conveners, We are delighted to have gotten to know you throughout our 7 Zoom sessions. It was so rewarding to witness each other's Case Study presentations and develop such intimacy and trust in such a short... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
Patricia and Craig – thank you for your invite into today’s session! I am really impressed by the group. I am always a learning witness, as convening evolves, and I learned a lot today. The creativity and depth of the case studies and the transitions has stayed with me. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
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We are approaching the last chapter of The Art of Convening, and we're moving into a thoughtful space about Commitment to Action. Below are topics to reflect on before our next session. Commitment to Action: an individual and/or collective agreement to be responsible and accountable for the way forward. Challenge:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2019 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
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Consistent themes for why people enroll in The Art of Convening trainings: their meetings, retreats and even conversations are totally not working, or they realize things could be a whole lot better: better efficiency, better buy-in, aligned outcomes. 1. The #1 common question is “How do I handle the person... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
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Session 6 Zoom now available Transitions Final 3 Case Study Presentations Journaling Questions Commitment to Action Dear Conveners, Another amazing session yesterday! Thanks to Claudia and Steven as Graduate Mentors during the session. We look forward to our final session together (and are sad that the series is ending). 1.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2019 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
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Have you been trapped in a boring Q&A session? Wow! The speaker or panel was fantastic, full of great ideas and you’re feeling inspired. Then comes the perfunctory Question & Answer period. Hands go up and the 1st question immediately evaporates all the energy in the room. Then another that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2019 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
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Conveners, as we look ahead to completion after Session 7, we invite you to complete your course assignments now, or after you have presented your Case Study: COURSE COMPLETION (full list at the bottom left column) 1. Course Completion Checklist 2. Google docs to complete/add your notes: The Napkin Test... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2019 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
Please prepare to answer either of these questions in your first Stringing the Beads. You will be in a breakout pair with 3 minutes each to answer. What areas of convening are challenging for you in bringing your full and whole self as a Convener? Is there an aspect of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
Use the Comments link below the post to add your response. Hi Craig, Patricia, I am rereading the Creation chapter and have a question about the appearance of group-think instead of authenticity. How do you recognize and then bring up the possibility that what may sound like authenticity isn't? This... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
We're now at the halfway point of the training..... You have had or will have an opportunity to actively participate in a variety of ways: Hearing all the voices- (Stringing the Beads- STB) Breakout groups, Community Circle, Offering a Transition, Case Study presentations. Best practices to keep in mind when... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
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Hello Conveners, Reflecting on Session 5, we had the awareness of the "arc of recognition" during our call; an experience of being seen in my essence while witnessing each of you in yours. An amazing, yet possible, occurrence via virtual communication over distance and time. We really appreciated the Case... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2019 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
As we receive your Case Studies, we will post for all to enjoy and learn from. They are all wonderful! After you present your Case Study, please add your reflections here: AoC Core May-July 2019-Case Study Reflections Tami PDF Margaret Irene Cecily PDF Rosie PDF Erin Stephanie Kory Julie Debra... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2019 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
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Hello Conveners: Thank you for an engaging 4th session! The Zoom recording is ready for viewing. Thanks to Tom for co-convening with us, and thanks again to Tami and Margaret for kicking off the Case Study presentations. In Session 5 we'll continue our exploration of the Convening Wheel through Chapter... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2019 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
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" Convening was, and is, one of the most powerful, life-altering forces in the universe....the art of convening energizes communities and stirs us to envision what might be possible." Foreword, The Art of Convening, by Richard Leider, author of The Power of Purpose You are heading into the 3rd session... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
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Hello Conveners: Thank you for a rich 3rd call! The Zoom recording is ready for viewing. In Session 4 we'll continue our exploration of the Convening Wheel with Aspects 7: Essential Conversation, and 8: Creation. 1. Preparation for Session 4 - Transitions [2-3 min ea.] Irene, Kory Transition Exercises |... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
Conveners, as part of your training each of you has the opportunity to offer a Transition exercise and a Case Study. Below is the schedule. Transitions Case Studies Session 1 5/8 Patricia Craig Session 2 5/22 Margaret Georgina Session 3 6/5 Tami Rosie Session 4 6/19 Irene Kory Margaret Tami... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
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Hello Conveners! The 2nd session deepened our inquiry into the nature of convening and what it means to gather and "hold" people in a safe and generative space for the sake of authentic engagement and the highest possible outcome. Thanks again to Tom McSteen for being our co-convener. Before moving... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2018 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
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Good Day/Evening Conveners, Thank you for an amazing start to our 7-session journey! As we advance our convening practices in the world, individually and collectively, we are thrilled to be with this remarkable cohort of Conveners. In Session 1 we covered the first two Aspects of the Convening Wheel: At... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
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The Greeting (optional) You have been traveling. I can see it in your eyes – the unknown roads demanding new belief. The light of your will in submission to the pattern bringing us together. I have been busy waiting, putting fresh flowers on the table, filling the lamps with kerosene,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
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We are delighted to welcome you to The Art of Convening Training. As the training is getting started, we wanted to let you know that the course has five parts: 1. Homework & journaling 2. Reading blog posts 3. Zoom sessions 4. Partner Calls 5. Case Study presentations The course... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
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Posted Nov 28, 2018 at Art of Convening Core-May 2019
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We have moved our blogging to a new site! please visit and subscribe to get regular updates of Purposeful Leadership: https://centerforpurposefulleadership.com/blog/ Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2018 at Center for Purposeful Leadership