PRIYA PARKER

CONFLICT-RESOLUTION FACILITATOR AND AUTHOR OF “THE ART OF GATHERING”

BOOK SPEAKER

Keynote Speaker Category: Business, Disruption, Female Speakers, Leadership, New World of Work, Organisational Change, TED Speakers, The Future of Work,

PRIYA PARKER

Priya Parker is a Facilitator, Strategic Advisor, acclaimed author of  ‘The Art of Gathering:How We Meet and Why it Matters’ and Executive Producer and host of the New York Times podcast, ‘Together Apart‘  Parker is trained in the field of conflict resolution and has worked on race relations on American college campuses and on peace processes in the Arab world, Southern Africa, and India. For more information on Priya see her full Bio Below.

Topics:

The New Era of (Re)gathering

Companies and organizations are looking back at a year of cancelled in-person retreats, holiday parties, and Bring-Your-Kid-To-Work-Days, among many others. As we enter the next normal, how do we re-gather? How do we ease the apprehension? How can companies develop a hybrid meeting and event culture that equally engages those back in the office, and those employees permanently working from home? How can we build connection among colleagues that have never met in real life? In insightful conversations with companies and groups from across all industries, Priya Parker answers important questions on how to rethink and rebuild a post-pandemic approach to gathering.

The Art of Gathering Live Experience

For a more interactive option, Priya creates a unique gathering that asks organizations to think critically about the why behind their event. This is a highly interactive session that asks attendees to move around and interact with Priya and one another. It’s more workshop-style than keynote but it often takes the place of a traditional keynote slot in a schedule. The Live Experience is 60-minutes.

This will be an unusual happening: a live, dynamic, large-group event for attendees to experience The Art of Gathering in real time. In this highly interactive special event, Priya will design a live laboratory that demonstrates the ideas of her book and connects us to each other in new ways, while breaking down the anatomy of what actually makes for transformative gatherings. Drawing from her book, Priya will lead a group experience that demonstrates how gathering is a form of leadership, and then reverse engineer what she does to create this sense of community. The result is a dynamic, memorable, exciting experience that will give you real tools to walk away with and apply to all of the gatherings in your own work and life.

The New Era of (Re)gathering – Companies and organizations are looking back at a year of cancelled in-person retreats, corporate events and Live seminars. As we enter the next normal, how do we re-gather? How do we ease the apprehension? How can companies develop a hybrid meeting and event culture that equally engages those back in the office, and those employees permanently working from home? How can we build connection among colleagues that have never met in real life? In insightful conversations with companies and groups from across all industries, Priya Parker answers important questions on how to rethink and rebuild a post-pandemic approach to gathering.

Leadership and Workplace innovation

Media:

The Age of Reopening Anxiety

The Art Of Gathering: How To Create Meaningful Gatherings

The Art of Gathering” taught me how to make the most out of group hangouts after a year and a half of missing them

Books: 

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters’

BIOGRAPHY

Priya Parker is helping us take a deeper look at how anyone can create collective meaning in modern life, one gathering at a time. She is a facilitator, strategic advisor, acclaimed author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters and the host of the New York Times podcast, Together Apart. Parker has spent 15 years helping leaders and communities have complicated conversations about community and identity and vision at moments of transition. Trained in the field of conflict resolution, Parker has worked on race relations on American college campuses and on peace processes in the Arab world, southern Africa, and India.

Parker is a founding member of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network, a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership, and a Senior Expert at Mobius Executive Leadership. She studied organizational design at M.I.T., public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and political and social thought at the University of Virginia.

Parker’s The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters (Riverhead, 2018) has been named a Best Business Book of the year by Amazon, Esquire Magazine, NPR, the Financial Times, 1-800-CEO-READS and Bloomberg. She has spoken on the TED Main Stage, and her TEDx talk on purpose has been viewed over 1 million times. Parker’s work has been featured in numerous outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, TED.com, Forbes.com, Real Simple Magazine, Oprah.com, Bloomberg, Glamour, the Today Show and Morning Joe. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, Anand Giridharadas, and their two children.

For the last few years I’ve avoided social gatherings because I find them meaningless and banal. I learned much from this book. Priya Parker has created both an art and a science to gathering in ways that can bring joy and fulfillment to any meeting.”

—Deepak Chopra

Thanks a lot for the creativity and resilience to manage this Inspiration Tour in such a great manner. Great leaders (and some great example of how we do not want to come across), inspirational stories, challenge our believes (loved obviously Ricardo Semler) and many insights for the future. Thanks a lot!

Head of large pharmaceutical company – Costa Rica

After the workshop I spoke to some of the business relations that we had invited. They were positive without exception. Present were, among others, a partner of a large law firm, a company that offers HR services with the aid of self-developed software and a partner of an international recruitment and selection agency. They all asked questions about specific challenges in their companies and were amazed at Semler's knowledge of their specific business model and challenges. To be repeated!

Han MesterHan Mesters, Sector Banker Business Services ABN AMRO Bank

I am leaving early tomorrow morning for 10 days in Botswana without internet so I am writing to you quickly now. Firstly, thank you for coming to SA and thank you for the time you spent with me and the effort you put into your presentation. You are a rare person and have an enormous amount to offer the world. We did get a lot of feedback and all presentations were rated. You rated highly and there were quite a few comments. When I get back I will collate these and send them to you.
Thanks you, Robert

Robert PhillipsThundermark

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