Leading Conversations That Matter (4/21/09)

Austin Community College

Highland Business Center

Room 406

5930 Middle Fiskville Road

Austin TX 78752 USA


“Conversations are the way workers discover what they know, share it with their colleagues, and in the process create new knowledge for the organization. In the new economy, conversations are the most important form of work…..so much so that the conversation is the organization.”   Alan Webber, Harvard Business Review


In this interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to the emerging field of dialogue and will experience a dialogue process that is highly adaptable to a variety of settings.  Participants will develop an understanding of the art and skill of hosting conversations and learn the elements that are essential for meaningful conversation about things that matter.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least three methodsof dialogue and the criteria for their appropriate application;
  2. Deeply engage in conversationwith a diverse group of people about a difficult or vital topic;
  3. Identify and pose questions ofstrategic value to their organizations;
  4. Plan, convene, and lead conversations designed to access the wisdom and experience of individuals and organizations.


Cathey Capers and Leilani Rose are founding partners in Wellspring Resources.  Wellspring Resources offers simple processes designed to access the experience and wisdom of individuals and organizations. We lead dialogue in a manner that fosters candor, inquiry, and understanding. We provide training in facilitating dialogue and utilizing processes that can be easily incorporated into a variety of settings and organizations.


Cathey Capers, M.Ed, has over 20 years experience working with organizations in the U.S. and in developing countries in the areas of health, education, and trainings.  She is a former Peace Corps volunteer, a founding board member of Bread for the Journey of Austin, and an experienced educator and retreat leader.


Leilani Rose holds a master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the Universityof Texas.  She served in a variety of leadership positions, including agency chief financial officer during her 25 year career in Texas state government.  She is an experienced workshop facilitator and has served as a volunteer and on boards for non-profit organizations.

 Event Contact

 Event Coordinator

Neelam Noorani Candyss Bryant
(512) 223-7111 (512) 223-7051
(512) 223-7208 FAX (512) 223-7208 FAX
nnoorani@austincc.edu cbryant1@austincc.edu

Hosted by

Center for Community-Based and Nonprofit Organizations at
Austin Community College

Working effectively to bring people and assets together
to achieve the common good.

The Center for Community-Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (ACC CCBNO) serves those engaged in the Nonprofit Sector by leveraging community assets and serving as a community partnership broadening the horizons and possibilities for those engaged in the Nonprofit Sector

  • Connecting the Nonprofit Sector
  • Providing Professional & Volunteer Development Learning Opportunities
  • Making available Resources, Information, & Referral
  • Offering Coaching, Consultation, Collaboration

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