The Art of Gathering

The Art of Gathering

How We Meet and Why It Matters

Book - 2018
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"A new approach to how and why we come together that will revolutionize the ways we gather: at work, at school, at home and beyond"
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2018
ISBN: 9781594634925
Branch Call Number: 302.1 PAR 2018
Characteristics: xiv, 304 pages ; 24 cm

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MaryJoSchifsky
Apr 11, 2019

Recc by Jim Barrett Apr 2019

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TheresaAJ
Sep 26, 2018

This is the best book on facilitation that I have read in a long time. It doesn't rely on jargon, personality testing, or complex scenarios to paint pictures of various ways to get a group to work together. Instead, it works from the approach that we are all humans who have multiple layers and personas. Many of her techniques are designed to have a group work at the human level first and then reveal our layers of social constructs once we are an equal footing in the group. Parker also emphasizes that 90% of the work needs to be done in the design phase before the group even meets. I liked that her examples and case studies ranged from a baby shower and dinner party to high level government leaders and city-wide events.

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mlfur363
Jul 14, 2018

I really enjoyed reading this book. It's like no other event planning book I've ever read!

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