The professional services Converge provides to our clients often have a convening component, whether it is a strategic planning committee meeting, a retreat to build consensus, or a coalition meeting with leaders from different organizations. The importance of these convenings cannot be underestimated, because they are the space for strategizing and thought partnership.
Converge’s consultants excel at convening development because they bring both the expertise of equity-based facilitation and strategic partnership into the space. It is often suggested that event planners have clear objectives and a detailed plan; however, consultants at Converge offer a few practical tips that can ensure a successful and fruitful engagement:
These tips can guide you to adopt a proactive and organized approach in planning a convening so that you can minimize hiccups and ensure a successful event. Converge shares an Event Production Checklist as a free resource. Being adaptable and resourceful will help you to navigate these situations and still deliver a transformative event experience for participants.
Through our Convening Development service line, Converge facilitates strategic collaboration and builds values-centered leaders to mobilize action. We do so through the creation and implementation of large single or multi-day in-person/virtual convenings, retreats, team-building sessions, workshops and training. Converge-facilitated convenings help clients engage with local communities through deep listening, real-time learning, and two-way conversations. Our convening service also helps clients build up their network by connecting with key stakeholders in the field of racial justice. For more information, contact us at [email protected]