Systems convening across boundaries – hosted by Etienne and Bev Wenger-Trayner, Wed 2 Mar 2022 at 16:00 UK time – Collective Leadership Scotland

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Systems convening across boundaries

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Hosted by Etienne and Bev Wenger-Trayner

About this event

Hosting new types of conversations across complex landscapes requires a certain kind of leadership, which is described as systems convening. A systems convener or systems convening team sets up spaces for new types of conversations between people who often live on different sides of a boundary. For example, a geographic, cultural, disciplinary, political, class, social boundary. They spot opportunities for creating new learning spaces and partnership that will bring different and often unlikely people together, and use their legitimacy to convene people to engage in learning across boundaries.

You may be doing this kind of work without any label, unrecognized, or are not not aware that they are doing it, or perhaps you are interested in learning more…

Join Etienne and Bev Wenger-Trayner in conversation with Janet Whitley and Joan O’Donnell about their recent book on systems convening, where they interviewed 40 systems conveners from around the world, working on diverse issues ranging from improving government transparency to enhancing cancer care.

You can download the book for free here:

About Illuminating Leadership Festival

This event is part of Illuminating Leadership 2022 – a global festival exploring the light and shade of collective leadership. To learn more about this festival and see all other events, have a look here.

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Please note that this event is participatory and has engagement at its heart. Therefore, access to a micro-phone and video-camera is a requirement to participate and get most out of this session.

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Date and time

Wed, 2 March 2022

16:00 – 16:55 GMT

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