From The Art of Convening:
P. 7: We believe that the Convener is a leader whose power and effectiveness are rooted in personal development, integrity, and coherence. When we tap into the generosity inherent in most people, the wealth of knowledge and wisdom in any gathering is revealed.
P. 158: This notion of restoring wholeness is recognizable by an absence of fear and a generosity of spirit. When we, as Conveners, tap into the generosity inherent in people, the wealth of knowledge and wisdom in any gathering is revealed. That wisdom is felt as a connection to being whole, both individually and collectively.
When we feel and experience wholeness, our connection to one another and the world around us becomes less hostile and more inviting.
The Art of Convening: Authentic Engagement in Meetings, Gatherings, and Conversations
Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2011