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Episode 18: Purposeful Gathering

In this episode, Nancy and Sarah consider whether there are aspects of 2020 that we might hold onto in delivering purposeful gatherings in 2021. They talk about the role of purpose in shaping an effective gathering. Zoom has brought an interesting intimacy to our conversations, which can build deeper connections. Because being on Zoom all of the time is stressful, Nancy and Sarah draw on learning research to see how using on demand tools (videos, emails, info sheets, etc.) can increase engagement.

Questions to reflect on before you listen:

What positives have you experienced in 2020 in your gatherings?

Discussion questions:

  1. What resonated with you about this conversation? What would you like to take back to your organization?
  2. What is your organization’s culture around setting purpose to gatherings? How might you strengthen your purpose-centered culture?
  3. What could you move out of live meetings to on demand resources? (In other words, what could you move from synchronous to asynchronous access?)

Words of the Week:  Purpose
What does this word mean to you and your organization? How do you bring purpose to your organization’s gatherings?

What do you think?