Virtuous Meetings: Technology + Design for High Engagement in Large Groups

Virtuous Meetings: Technology + Design for High Engagement in Large Groups

by Karl Danskin, Lenny Lind

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ISBN-13: 9781118538661
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

KARL DANSKIN is a leading voice for transforming large meetings into collaborative conversations, designing hundreds of virtuous meetings throughout Europe and the US.

LENNY LIND is Founder and Chairman of Covision and a Senior Consultant. He is coauthor of the bestselling Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making.

COVISION pioneered the use of technology and design in large meetings for high engagement. Covision’s team of consultants continues to innovate with processes and technologies for maximizing participation.

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Table of Contents

Preface: The Evolution of an Idea xi

Acknowledgments xix

Introduction xxi

Part One Choosing Virtuous Meetings

1 REALIZING VIRTUE IN LARGE GROUP MEETINGS 3

2 THE FIRST KEY: THE PARTICIPANTCENTERED APPROACH 29

3 THE SECOND KEY: HIGH-SPEED CONNECTIVITY 39

CASE STORY 1, LISTENING TO THE CITY—REBUILDING LOWER MANHATTAN AFTER 9/11 60

CASE STORY 2, A GLOBAL MANUFACTURING ORGANIZATION 67

Part Two Anchoring Virtuous Meetings

4 THE USE OF SMALL GROUPS WITHIN LARGE GROUP MEETINGS 79

5 VIRTUOUS ENGAGEMENT CYCLES: CREATING A META-CONVERSATION 97

CASE STORY 3, LEADERSHIP MEETING FOR A GLOBAL PROCUREMENT ORGANIZATION 113

CASE STORY 4, LEADERSHIP MEETING FOR A U.S. INSURANCE ORGANIZATION 114

Part Three Designing Virtuous Meetings

6 GATHERING THE FORCES: THE PROCESS OF DESIGN 119

7 UNDERSTANDING THE POSSIBILITIES: THE DESIGN ELEMENTS 137

8 MAKING CHOICES: THE DESIGN LEVERS 161

CASE STORY 5, CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE 198

Part Four Facilitating Virtuous Meetings

9 THE CRITICAL ROLES IN A VIRTUOUS MEETING 205

10 FACILITATION IN VIRTUOUS MEETINGS 229

11 FACILITATING AS LEADER 243

CASE STORY 6, A CONSULTING F IRM’S ANNUAL PARTNERS MEETING 266

Part Five Scaling Virtuous Meetings

12 TAKING VIRTUOUS MEETINGS BEYOND THE ROOM 273

13 THE ELEMENTS THAT SCALE VIRTUOUS MEETINGS 281

CASE STORY 7, ADVANCING FUTURES FOR ADULTS WITH AUTISM NATIONAL TOWN HALL 290

CASE STORY 8, TUNZA INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN AND YOUTH CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE 292

Glossary 295

Notes 299

About the Authors 303

Index 307

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