Showing posts with label gathering. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gathering. Show all posts

Thursday, April 21, 2022

The Art of Gathering - a digital 6 week course by Priya Parker

I heard about Priya Parker via an interview with Brene Brown; ended up reading her book The Art of Gathering. Hearing that she is about to launch a 6 week course on how to set up effective gatherings is something many of us may be interested in.

Interview here ->

From Priya's newsletter, the info on her new course: 


This little dream of mine has been in the works for more than three years. I am absolutely thrilled to announce The Art of Gathering Digital Course — my brand new six-week learning experience to help you design and host intentional gatherings with and for your people. The Spring session begins on May 16. (Doing a little dance in my chair as I write this to you!)

Whether you’re scheming your next great event, special occasion, meeting, or party we’ll explore the question: “How can we do this differently?”
Gatherings play a large role in our lives. The comings together of friends, family, and co-workers have the potential to change the way we connect, the way we understand one another, and the way we live. 

Across six weeks, I’m going to guide you through the six core elements of artful gathering to help you reimagine and design how you bring your people together. Your registration includes weekly digestible pre-recorded lessons, exercises, case studies, and a wealth of supporting resources. We have been hard at work behind the scenes and I am so excited to finally open the doors. 

It’s important for me to connect with you through this experience. For our first Spring session, seats are limited, and I’ll be joining you for LIVE office hours each week. During this time, I’ll address common group questions and offer feedback in order to help you go deeper with the content and exercises.

Sign-up today and join me as we begin to reshape how we come together, one gathering at a time. 

Course info and registration =>


The Art of Gathering - a digital 6 week course by Priya Parker
The Art of Gathering - a digital 6 week course by Priya Parker

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Now Announcing: The Gathering Makeover Series!

Now Announcing: The Gathering Makeover Series!

You're invited to
The Gathering Makeover

I'm thrilled to announce The Gathering Makeover, a free four-part video series to re-imagine how we spend our collective time as we ease back into our communities.

After 16 months of doing things very differently, many of us are now wondering how to bring people together and show up to gatherings again. 

As schools re-open, administrations are asking: Who do we bring back first? How do we take care of our teachers? What's the purpose of a school?

As offices debate bringing staff back in person, they're asking: What is the core of our work? Who needs to be part of what? What and who benefits from in-person connection? How do we hybrid gather well?

As we get invited to parties and picnics and potlucks again, we get to ask ourselves: Who are my people? How open am I to the new? How do I want to spend my time? 

We're living through an extraordinary moment and have the rare opportunity to actually pause and makeover how we come together and spend our time. 

So, how do we make the most of this moment? Let's navigate this together.

The Gathering Makeover will give you the permission, inspiration, and tools to rethink one crucial gathering that matters to you and your people as we re-emerge—
from parties to classrooms to boardrooms. You'll start to explore what you'd like to be doing rather than what you've always done.

Starting July 28 at 3pm EST, I'll host a live workshop every Wednesday at the same time four weeks in a row. Joined by a special guest, I'll address some of the new gathering pressures we're navigating and creative ways to think about them. Each workshop is part conversation, part coaching, and part Q&A.

Learn More and Reserve Your Spot
RSVP by clicking the button above so we know to expect you! You'll receive a personal log-in to access the livestreams and their recordings. We'll also share additional resources, announcements, and reminders related to The Gathering Makeover.

Hope to see you there, 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Priya Parker: "The way we gather has been changed forever"

Returning from a weekend away, I caught up to listen to a two-part podcast series with Brene Brown and Priya Parker. It is well worth listening to for anyone conducting meetings or working in a community (formal or informal, work related or otherwise).

Priya Parker writes:
"The way we gather has been changed forever. How will we come together moving forward?  
This past year, we've had to figure out how to teach and wed and learn and work and graduate and worship and organize and celebrate and mourn without being physically together.

At long last, gathering is coming back. This re-emergence is the ultimate gathering makeover. And we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to experiment, re-imagine, and dream up how we want to gather now. 

Let’s gather again as we never have before. Join me in this exploration this summer. "  Visit
Priya talks with Brene Brown in a two-part series, here is the link to Part 1

and the link to the Meeting Makeover talked about in Part 2