Cheryl Esposito welcomes Craig and Patricia Neal co-founders of The Heartland Circle and co-authors of The Art of Convening: Authentic Engagement in Meetings, Gatherings, and Conversations. Heartland Circle was born from Craig’s early “awakening to a greater purpose” at the 1963 March on Washington, and from Patricia’s vision for creating a global community of new leaders. Craig & Patricia are committed to bringing authentic engagement to meetings, gatherings, & conversations. This is an essential leadership skill that improves outcomes, & brings connection & positive transformation to companies, organizations, clubs, communities, families, & friendships. The Art of Convening is a practice for holding authentic meetings. You will learn ways of preparing yourself for a gathering & why that matters. You will understand how to set the stage for powerful interactions in gatherings.