A big part of healthcare education are the live conferences. A place for like-minded people to convene, connect, and learn from each other.
There’s a great book to read on this topic – The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker.
Some of the key concepts from the book are:
- Embrace a specific disputable purpose
- Cause good controversy
- Create a temporary alternative world through the use of pop-up rules
The first item cannot be stressed enough – creating a purpose for the gathering. A few ideas to help you are – drill down why you are meeting – utilize the 5 whys; ask your group – “what problem might it solve?”; and start with the desired outcome (similar to Steven Covey’s Begin With the End in Mind).
Additional Resources (with Priya Parker):
- Good Life Project (podcast)
- Disrupt Yourself with Whitney Johnson (podcast)
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