“Ready to forge ahead”

I came away from The Art of Convening Training (AoC) more energized, focused and ready to forge ahead with an appreciation of what was missing in our traditional approach to holding meetings. We have implemented the AoC within our organization and using the convening principles are gaining greater/deeper participation and collaboration in our meetings.

— General Manager, Environmental Services, Metropolitan Council, Minnesota

“The status quo is no longer an option”

Our senior management team engaged with CPL over a two-day retreat prior to the start of the academic year. The overarching theme of “the status quo is no longer an option” was skillfully weaved into the Art of Convening approach to create an intensive, deep learning, and fun event. The outcomes of changed ways of thinking, behaviors, and approaches to decision making were immediate and long-lasting.  The CPL team demonstrated their skill, experience, and wisdom as leading experts of change management.

— Dean and Professor, University of Minnesota


“I brought in CPL for a leadership offsite with Vice Presidents to discuss change and transition. Craig and Patricia Neal brought a wealth of experience to the conversation and delivered a great experience for my team. I would recommend CPL to other organizations looking for leadership consulting and development.  We got a great deal from our 1 day session!”

— Regional VP, Comcast Corporation


“I transformed to a new type of leader”

Our organization benefited greatly with Craig designing and convening a retreat and a number of meetings to help not only our leadership team grow into supportive team but helped me transform as a new type of leader as well! A master at individual and team transformational work!

— Owner, Juut Salonspas

“An exceptional outcome with our group of 140”

Thank you for facilitating an outstanding outcome for us at our senior leadership retreat. I had seen the community circle process work effectively for a group of 70 and have now seen it produce an exceptional outcome with our group of 140. All of the participants were engaged from the beginning and the discussion that ensued was both meaningful and productive. You definitely exceeded my expectations.

— Director, Social Service Agency