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The Art of Convening: The Inner and Outer Work of Authentic Engagement

August General Chapter Meeting
8/9 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The Art of Convening:
The Inner and Outer Work of Authentic Engagement

Presented by:
Craig Neal

Co-Founder and CEO, originator of Art of Convening,
Center for Purposeful Leadership

Kim Kristenson-Lee, MAIR, ACC

Trauma Informed Certified Coach, Certified Master Convenor,
Labyrinth Leadership Group



What if you could master the capacity to create meaningful exchange, authentic engagement, and commitment to action, in all your conversations and gatherings?  Not just sometimes, but almost always?  There is a specific set of steps, a pathway if you like, to create unprecedented levels of collaboration, learning and growth:  The Art of Convening. Convening creates an environment in which voices are heard, authentic exchanges take place, and transformative outcomes result.

The Art of Convening is a profound, yet simple practice, incorporating nine core elements of inner and outer work. These elements, taken together, enable you to establish safety and trust with your clients, as in all your relationships.  The practice of Convening opens new possibilities, to fulfill the highest purpose of an engagement. The Art of Convening can be applied with coaching clients, with people in your workplace, and in your personal relationships.

Learning Objectives: In partnership, we will explore the nine aspects of the Convening Wheel and their application within your specific leadership, team, coaching, and life settings.  You will identify a learning challenge for practice, after the program.


Convening works in any setting and can be adapted to virtually any group process. It is well aligned with ICF core competencies and optimizes individual, group and team coaching.


Craig Neal is Co-Founder and CEO, Center for Purposeful Leadership (CPL); Author of The Art of Convening: Authentic Engagement in Meetings, Gatherings, and Conversations; Art of Convening™ Originator and Lead Trainer. Craig celebrates life as a passionate change leader, publishing executive, author, trainer and executive coach to those called to create profound contributions in their life and work.

As an executive coach for over 20 years, Craig assists leaders to integrate their inner calling with maximizing their organizational leadership potential. In 1995, Craig and Patricia co-founded Heartland Institute, now CPL. Craig is a catalyst for change management and leadership consulting. His clients call upon him to convene high stakes collaborations that transform organizational systems, spark innovation, and resolve the toughest challenges.
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Kim Kristenson-Lee offers coaching for individuals, couples, and leaders, with an emphasis on people’s ability to connect, engage and collaborate. In a safe and compassionate environment, you’ll be invited to re-envision your future, remove self-limiting beliefs, untangle challenges, and make progress at a pace that’s right for you. Kim is inspired by the dramatic changes she sees as people discover that growth is not only possible, but likely with the right support.

Kim is an ICF-Credentialed Coach (ACC), a Trauma-Informed Certified Coach, and an Art of Convening™ Certified Convening Leader. She owns Labyrinth Leadership Group, LLC, in Sonora, California, and serves as Director of Coaching for The Center for Purposeful Leadership in Minneapolis. Prior to coaching, Kim spent 25 years in the energy industry at Chevron as a leader in talent management, and human resources. She believes an integral approach that unifies all significant facets of your life is essential to true development.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Kathleen Mitchell, ACC
Monthly Meeting
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