How We Meet and Why It Matters - RSA

How We Meet and Why It Matters

Public talks


Great Room, RSA House

  • Design
  • Creativity
  • Communities

As this was a special gathering experience, where audience members were encouraged to share personal stories in a protected atmosphere, we are only posting an edited version of this event on this occasion.

Why do some meetings fizz and others flounder? What’s the difference between gatherings that inspire and energize, and the ones that fail to deliver? 

We spend our lives gathering – at home, at school, in the workplace, in our communities and beyond. And yet all too often these occasions are lacklustre and unproductive. We rely too much on convention and routine, failing to focus on the specific purpose for the gathering, and the distinctiveness of the people involved. 

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Drawing on her training in the field of conflict resolution, expert facilitator Priya Parker shows how simple, specific changes can invigorate any group experience.

At a time when coming together is more important than ever, she offers a human-centred approach to gathering that can help us design meetings, events and experiences with greater care, clarity and creativity. Join Priya at the RSA to learn how to take everyday moments with others and make them meaningful and memorable.  

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