Over the next few days, I will be a conference conversationalist-in-residence. The 3 day WELCOA Annual Summit starts today and I shall be there as a visible, roving listener, catalyst, coach, provocateur and connector. Attendees will be able to talk with me to make the most of their Summit learning experience. I’ll be inviting people to speak with me to:

  • Reflect more deeply about their summit experience.
  • Process and connect ideas.
  • Consider how they might turn inspiration into action.
  • Discover networks of support and accountability.

In this post “Good Conference / Bad Conference,” I wrote about enhancing the typical conference experience so that attendees achieve impactful learning and actionable insights. It is a common feature of the human condition that people wish to belong, have meaningful connection and be heard. People want to talk and to make sense of the world and their experience. These principles apply to the workplace, where we seek to learn, grow and develop ourselves.

I am looking forward to using the principles and practices of conversation to aid attendees in their quest for an enjoyable, productive and meaningful conference experience that resonates over next few days and beyond.