News & Articles - inclusive planning

  • Shaping the Culture: How to Create Inclusive Networking Events

    This is part two of a two-part series. See part one here. In his book The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups, Daniel Coyle explains that humans use “belonging cues,” or behaviours, that create safe connections in groups. You’ve felt these before: eye contact, turn taking, attention, body language, vocal pitch and whether everyone talks to everyone else in the group. If a group isn’t inclusive, you sense it immediately. “Belonging cues add up to a message that can…

    Meeting Community, The Business of Meetings

  • Getting Past the Pitch-Fest: Networking events for introverts

    This is part one of a two-part series. See part two here. Networking activities can add value to many corporate events, but how do you plan them? Do you keep them simple or make it complicated? And do they bring out the best in your attendees, or does it make people anxious about participating? Let’s face it: you don’t hear the words “fun” and “networking” together very often. In fact, many of the members in our Authentic Networkers meetup group…

    Meeting Community

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