Brent's experience in working with clients from around the globe has revealed one universal truth. The fodder for breakthrough creation and innovation lies within every organization, yet often outside the purview of the organization itself. By getting organizations comfortable in the messy business of creating things bigger than themselves, Brent's work focuses on developing fertile ground for ideas to take root.
Co-founder of Fathom, a creative and design consultancy, Brent leverages the power of visualization to transition ideas from their fragile infancy into their astounding potential. Operating as stewards of an organization's strategic vision, Fathom's work has resulted in remarkable growth, clarity of purpose and realized aspirations for their clients. Brent works with clients across multiple industries. Some include: Yale University, Covidien, OneBeacon Insurance Group, University of Hartford, ConnectiCare and franchise leader Wireless Zone.
Public Speaking For Audiences That Have a Voice
Most public speaking is centered on a basis of expertise, with the intention of the speaker being to convince the audience of the 'rightness' of the speaker's view. In this way, much of public speaking is an exercise in training, with the purpose to implant in the listener what is known to the speaker.
In contrast, facilitators of the CLS Dialogue Bureau view their responsibility to be the creation of space within which the audience ceases to be 'audience' and becomes active generators of their own thinking on issues that are central to effectiveness in their personal and professional lives. Said another way, Dialogue Bureau events are exercises in education and in creating the conditions within which the listener can think thoughts that are only possible for him or her.
There is no typical structure to a Dialogue Bureau event. Some are open to the public while others are designed for a group or organization that has a specific focus in mind.
Possibilities for working with the Dialogue Bureau:
- Bringing a facilitator in to your organization to meet with leadership or pockets of your team
- Asking a facilitator to lead an association or group meeting
- Organizing a group of colleagues or friends
- Attending a Dialogue Bureau event that is open to the public (see list below)
Discover how the CLS Dialogue Bureau allows for engaging conversation and interaction. Dialogue Bureau facilitators are adept at creating space for participants to shift from passive attendee to active generator of their own thinking on issues that are central to effectiveness in their personal and professional lives.
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All events that are open to the public are listed in our events calendar. Peruse the calendar to find a Dialogue Bureau event near you or see upcoming programs through the Master's of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) and CLS workshops and certification programs.
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Alpesh Bhatt: Al Bhatt is first and foremost an Educator, a facilitator of the process of finding and claiming your unique voice in the world. His central commitment in life is the establishment of Leadership and Creativity as fundamental to what it is to be human. To learn more about Al, visit: www.alpheshbhatt.com or contact us.