Who else gets a little stressed when it comes to planning a get-together?
Coordinating multiple personalities, finding a time and venue that works for everyone – there’s a lot that goes into hosting a gathering, whether for your family or a business function. But are we fixating on the right things when it comes to planning these events?
“The art of gathering begins with purpose,” writes facilitator and strategic advisor Priya Parker in her book, “The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters.” Priya argues the way we gather – for weddings, parties, dinners, holidays – often lacks meaningful human connection because we jump too quickly to traditional form factors and categories (venue, food, etc.) and neglect to define the ultimate purpose of the gathering.
I am so excited to share that Priya will kick off Workhuman® Live, May 11-14, 2020 in San Antonio with an art of gathering live experience. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with each other in new ways and share a memorable experience that demonstrates how gathering is a form of leadership. You’ll leave with a renewed sense of community to kick off your week of education, inspiration, and networking in San Antonio.
Trained in the field of conflict resolution, Priya is the ideal facilitator to lead this brand new Workhuman Live experience. She has worked on race relations on American college campuses and on peace processes in the Arab world, southern Africa, and India, and her TED talk on transformative gatherings has been viewed more than 1.5 million times. Priya studied organizational design at M.I.T., public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and political and social thought at the University of Virginia.
“The way we gather matters because how we gather is how we live,” Priya says in her TED talk. Imagine how you could transform meetings and annual employee events like summer outings and holiday parties if you started with purpose. If you could infuse more connection and meaning into these functions, wouldn’t you?
Be a part of this dynamic, live laboratory experience with Priya. Register today for Workhuman Live.