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Conversations That Matter: Create Transformational Community with Transformational Conversations

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3:45 PM, Tuesday 2 Apr 2019 (1 hour 15 minutes)
Board Buses to Hotel   05:00 PM to 05:15 PM (15 minutes)
HUC-JIR - Klau Library: Pavilion 2nd FL
How many of us spent time stuck in meeting after meeting where the content is irrelevant and the "leader" is talking at us, not to us or with us? Where we feel bored, but unable to say so and powerless to change the way things are. Peter Block teaches us the various ways that communities can get stuck and, more importantly, how to create transformational communities that can act as a vehicle for creating a future that is distinct from the past. Using Block's work we will learn that the role of a rabbi-leader is different in transformational community; it is about convening, creating a powerful context for gathering, building connection, and valuing questions more than answers. These actions have the effect of drawing out the wisdom and energy of the people in the room and inviting gifts from the margins of the community into the center. 

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