CONVENING MASTER CERTIFICATION

A Graduate Journey

Oct 10, 24, Nov 7, 21,
Dec 5, 21, Jan 2, 16


8:00-10:30am Central US


COURSE THEMES

  • 9 Steps to Engagement and Collaboration
  • Your Purpose Manifesto
  • Hearing All the Voices
  • Virtual Meetings Skills
  • Convening Wheel Enhanced: Principles, Challenges, Essential Questions
  • Principles of Conversation & Convening
  • Design Principles
  • Connect to Lead: the latest brain science
  • Building Trust: Creating Environments of Mutual Trust and Respect
  • What Does Mastery Mean?

COURSE SYLLABUS

Session 1: Overview and Application

  • Review Field Guide and Training Materials
  • Purpose: At the Heart of the Matter
  • Case Studies: an expression of Convening Leadership as a game-changer
  • Review Convening Wheel Enhanced
  • Review Case Studies for each of the 9 Aspects
  • Hearing All the Voices: Stringing the Beads
  • Virtual Meetings Skills: "Webside Presence"

Session 2: Creating the Container to Create Safe Spaces

  • Purpose Engaged: Your Gifts Revealed
  • Creating the Container
  • Principles of Conversation & Convening
  • Convening Principles
  • Design Principles
  • Virtual Meetings Skills: Creating the Container

Session 3: Wisdom Processes

  • Purpose in Collaboration: Your Gifts Expressed
  • Hearing All the Voices
  • Council Process: a 360-assessment tool
  • Wisdom Circles
  • Virtual Meetings Skills: Hearing All the Voices

Session 4: Your Purpose in Action

  • Case Study Presentations: Convening Leadership 
  • Council Process application
  • Checklist for Essential Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings Skills: The Power of Transitions (keep the Heart of the Matter alive)

convening wheel:  9 steps to collaboration

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$1,195.00
$1,095.00 by 9/15
$995.00 by 8/15
$895.00 by 7/15

$250 deposit to begin or
9 payments of $100

[20% discount for Graduates of AoC Certification or Fall 2017 Grad Journey]



Session 5: Your Purpose in Action

  • Case Study Presentations: Convening Leadership 
  • Council Process application
  • Virtual Meetings Skills: Building Trust

Session 6: Your Purpose in Action

  • Case Study Presentations: Convening Leadership 
  • Council Process application
  • Virtual Meetings Skills: Holding Paradox & Disruption

Session 7: Your Purpose in Action

  • Case Study Presentations: Convening Leadership 
  • Council Process application
  • Learning Report: a template to make the case for why convening leadership is a business imperative. 
  • Virtual Meetings Skills: Creation

Session 8: Synthesis

  • Synthesis
  • Application and replication
  • Tools you are certified to use*
  • Q&A
  • Commitment to Action
  • Convening Certification

OUTCOMES

√ Application of your Case Study

√ Enhance your collaborative learning and application skills

√ Learn and practice behavior change methods

√ Transform dialogic and engagement applications

√ Integrate convening skills with personal development

√ Create positive outcomes in each engagement

√ Learn and apply culture change methodologies

√ Learn new ways to be and lead

√ Convener Certification diploma

THE PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

√ Pre and Post Assessments

√ Learn and apply the 9 Steps to Collaboration 

√ Creation of Learning Reports

√ Advance teachings: Stringing the Beads, Council Process

√ The Convening Wheel updated

√ Guest Conversation Starters

√ Working with organizational Case Studies

√ Learn and apply Wisdom Circles

√ Peer coaching

√ One-on-one coaching with Craig

We unlock meeting potential with holistic planning, mindful practice and positive impact. As leader-convener,  I am everyday authentically engaging others to gets things done easier, faster, better, together. Thank you Craig and Patricia!”
— Betsy Bailey, President-elect; Association of Training and Development, Greater Twin Cities Chapter (ATD-GTC)
I recommend the Grad Journey for anyone who wants to practice leading from a place of purpose!  In my first convening class, I was oriented to the Art of Convening, a valuable framework for authentic conversation.  The grad journey truly takes AoC to the next level.  In it, you will find your true voice, learn to engage in a more purposeful way, and mature your inner game of leadership.
— Kim Kristenson-Lee, Labyrinth Leadership, Organization Effectiveness and Talent Renewal
The AoC Graduate Journey enables a deeper exploration of who we are in our humanity, and as conveners. Mastering the medium is important for any art, and the Art of Convening is no different.
— Cindy Wold, Wold Wide Web, co-author, The Art of Convening book, convener, writer
This virtual course offers amazing structure as it works with great heart and mind transforming us to be more aware and self-confident in all of our engagements.
— Gloria Wallace
For the leader wanting engagement and participation from their team at meetings the ‘Graduate Journey’ is the place for you. On that short journey you will explore, build on and refine your convening skills. Make your meetings the ones everyone wants to attend.
— John A Wood, Founder and former Chairman and CEO of Fleetwood Corporation Ltd - Australia

Oct 10, 24, Nov 7, 21, Dec 5, 21, Jan 2, 16
8:00am-10:30am Central US  World Clock


YOUR CONVENING TEAM

 craig neal

craig neal

 Patricia Neal

Patricia Neal


 
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