Heartland Circle is a 21-year change management consultancy dedicated to leadership and organizational transformation and the people who make that possible. Heartland has the tools, the heart and wisdom to assist and guide you in making the shifts from status quo to the next evolution.
Since Heartland's founding in 1995 convening principles have informed our conferences, trainings, and programs. Over 500 consultants and organizational leaders, hundreds of organizations worldwide, and thousands of individuals have trained in and are utilizing Heartland convening principles and processes.
· Convening processes get to the heart of the matter through essential conversation, quickly, efficiently, and authentically.
· Collaboration is the outcome of creating cultures of trust and respect. Convening
practices and principles are foundational for creating these cultures.
· At Heartland, the collaborative model and principles are embedded in our daily
work together and through our various programs and client work.
Convening: Heartland's book, The Art of Convening: Authentic Engagement in Meetings, Gatherings and Conversations, provides a roadmap for individuals and organizations to acquire and deepen the skills of listening, connection, and engagement, leading to higher productivity and commitment. The 9 Steps Convening Wheel defines the power of authentic engagement in business and personal encounters.
Consulting: Building cultures of collaboration and engagement. In addition to the “hard” technologies needed to create and support sustainability, the “soft” social technologies of building relationships for collaboration are crucial. Collaboration is the outcome of creating cultures of trust and respect. Communications efficiencies lead to organizational productivity. Convening practices and principles are foundational for creating these cultures.
Professional communities of practice: Heartland’s work through Consulting, The Art of Convening Trainings and Graduate Community (since 2004), Transformational Leaders Collaboratory (1998-2016), Leaders as Facilitators of Transformation (since 2012) and various thought leadership programs create a unique lens on building cultures of accountability.