Brené with Priya Parker: A Meeting Makeover Brené with Priya Parker: A Meeting Makeover
May 24, 2021

Brené with Priya Parker:
A Meeting Makeover

This episode is the second of a two-part series with Priya Parker, master facilitator, strategic advisor, and the author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters. We hold a weekly meeting in our organization that doesn’t seem to be serving everyone in a consistent way, so Priya helps me figure out what’s going on and why. It’s a tough and vulnerable conversation. And, exactly what I needed.

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Priya Parker

Priya Parker head shot
Priya Parker head shot

Priya Parker is helping us take a deeper look at how anyone can create collective meaning in modern life, one gathering at a time. S​he is a master facilitator, strategic advisor, acclaimed author of ​The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters, and executive producer and host of the ​New York Timespodcast, Together Apart.​ She has spent 15 years helping leaders and communities have complicated conversations about community and identity and vision at moments of transition.

Trained in the field of conflict resolution, Parker has worked on race relations on American college campuses and on peace processes in the Arab world, southern Africa, and India. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and two children.

Show Notes

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker
The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker
At a time when coming together is more important than ever, Parker sets forth a human-centered approach to gathering that will help everyone create meaningful, memorable experiences, large and small, for work and for play. Drawing on her expertise as a facilitator of high-powered gatherings around the world, Parker takes us inside events of all kinds to show what works, what doesn’t, and why. She investigates a wide array of gatherings–conferences, meetings, a courtroom, a flash-mob party, an Arab-Israeli summer camp–and explains how simple, specific changes can invigorate any group experience.

The New Rules of Gathering: A Guide to Planning with Purpose for Any Occasion by Priya Parker is a free guide to unlock new and creative ways of spending time together. It is meant to help anyone planning a casual get together, party, or work event brainstorm important elements of that gathering.

Gathering Makeover. Follow along as Priya has conversations with people about opportunities to makeover gatherings at this unique moment.

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