OD Network's Center for Professional Development Webinar
Doing The Impossible: Including Every Participant's Voice in Large Meetings
Presented by: Lenny Lind
Webinar Presented on Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Duration: 90 Minutes
How to use technology in large meetings to enable:
- Participant-centered design
- Two–level meeting design
- Multiple engagement cycle design
Hands on experience with this type of full-engagement process and the software that enables it.
Peer discussion of large meeting design options and issues.
Lenny Lind co-authored a new book just released by Jossey-Bass: Virtuous Meetings: Technology + Design for High Engagement in Large Groups
Lenny Lind - Biography
Lenny Lind is founder and chairman of Covision and a senior consultant. Lind has been involved with organizational communications—media and processes—particularly in large meetings, since 1975. Then, he covered them as a freelance corporate photographer. In 1985, he co-founded Covision as a video production company, specializing in videos with organization development purposes and designed to make people think. These videos were often shown at large meetings.
In 1991, through a fortuitous video project, Lind discovered early attempts at software for facilitating better meetings. Soon after, Lind partnered with Jim Ewing of Executive Arts and began developing software that enabled real whole group dialogue and understanding in meetings. Within a year, Covision shifted out of video production altogether and into supporting interactive meetings.
During the period from 1992 to 1996, Lind coauthored with Sam Kaner, Cathy Toldi, Sarah Fisk, and Duane Berger, the best-selling Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision Making (Jossey-Bass, 2014).
Over two decades, Covision pioneered the use of interactive technology in increasingly larger meetings, especially ones that sought convergence and alignment. He and his team have since served over four thousand meetings of fifty to ten thousand participants each around the world, in a wide variety of senior leadership meetings and multi-stakeholder summits. In each, meeting owners determined it was important to think together.