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Art of Convening Virtual Training

We are excited about this great new AoC training: it will focus on your expression of purpose and leadership- virtually! [9 Steps to Collaboration]

You can email either Patricia or Craig for questions.

Virtual Collaboration and Convening: 2 New AoC Trainings

Art of convening training

"Virtual collaboration is fast becoming the norm. Are you ready?" (Harvard Business Review, 04/24/18).

Whether you are leading a virtual collaboration or a weekly team meeting, an Art of Convening Training adds a powerful skill set to any facilitation or gathering.

Explore the art, science and application of convening and purpose practices to transform the way people meet and gather.



Jul 11, 25, Aug 8, 22, Sep 5                              Sep 12, 28, Oct 10, 24, Nov 7, 21, Dec 5

8:00am-9:30am Central US                               7:00pm-9:00pm Central US  

$199 by 5/15/18                                              $595 early bird by 7/15/18

2 payments of $100                                          6 payments of $100


SAVE 15% on AoC trainings in 2013

Photo Credit: Craig Neal

Photo Credit: Craig Neal

Give yourself the gift of The Art of Convening this holiday season by enrolling in one of the 2013 Trainings.

Registrations by 12/15 will receive a special 15% discount.

The AoC Trainings benefits include:

  • New skills for Convening and Facilitation
  • New strategies and tools for applying convening in your work and life as a leader and catalyst for change and transformation.
  • State of the art virtual and in-person participative learning practicum utilizing practices, tools, and principles for authentic engagement and leadership.
  • Credentials as an AoC graduate. (certificate and certification)
  • From 15 to 36 CCEUs from the International Coaches Federation.
  • Listing on Heartland's AoC web site as a Convening Resource Provider.

Our new Practicum Trainings include:




- AND -

2 NEW CORE TELETRAININGS: January 2013 -1/29 & 1/30


Bring your case study, project, next convening challenge to your Practicum Training Cohort.

A space and discounted rate can be held with a deposit.

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.

-- Craig Neal, Originator of The Art of Convening Trainings 

The Training illuminated the essence of adding action to intention in a way that has transformed and equipped me to serve and contribute convening in both professional and personal areas of my life. I have committed to convening as a way of life." -- Myron Lowe, Director, Office of Information Technology, University of Minnesota      


- Call: 612.920.3039 - Email: info@heartlandcircle.com

Jim Carey introduces Ekhart Tolle

Photo credit: Craig Neal

Photo credit: Craig Neal

"Check out this video of Jim Carey introducing Tolle for his Ekhart Tolle TV on, AoC Grad, Amy Lenzo's blog.  I was intrigued by Jim Carey's ablility to be so funny and at the same time so sincere about the profundity of spiritual experience."

via www.beautydialogues.com

Convening and the Digital Native

photo Credit: Craig Neal

photo Credit: Craig Neal

by Cindy Wold

via heartlandcircle.blogs.com

The Art of VIRTUAL Convening- 10/25

photo credit: craig neal

photo credit: craig neal

The Art of VIRTUAL Convening

Authentic Engagement in a VIRTUAL environment

With Craig Neal, co-author of the upcoming book The Art of Convening: Authentic Engagement in Meetings, Gatherings, and Conversations

A Free Virtual 1-hour Workshop

TLG members

You may spend hours on the phone each day, in meetings and conversations. Are they heavy on the transactional, while light on the relationsional?  Join me while we learn and focus directly on virtual convening in this one-hour is a FREE Maestro TeleConference Workshop! (registration links below)

This could be a great opportunity to learn the aspects and practices we've been using in the current Art of Convening trainings and outlined in the upcoming book.

When: Monday, October 258am or 7pm (Central Time)

Who should attend? Anyone who conducts teleconferences or conversations over the telephone or internet. We who know the challenge and frustration in bringing a true sense of connectedness and authenticity to a virtual environment where people cannot see each other and are often multitasking or reluctant to jump in. This 1 hour workshop will demonstrate how to bring a sense of community to a virtual environment using the principles and practices of the AoC Convener. (read more on our webpage)