Comments on: Expressing Our Feelings In Public https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/uncategorized/2010/04/expressing-our-feelings-in-public/ Unconferences, peer conferences, participant-driven events, and facilitation Sat, 10 May 2014 13:28:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 By: Joseph Lorenzatti https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/uncategorized/2010/04/expressing-our-feelings-in-public/#comment-12493 Sat, 10 May 2014 13:28:00 +0000 http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=681#comment-12493 I resemble that post.. 🙂

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By: Adrian Segar https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/uncategorized/2010/04/expressing-our-feelings-in-public/#comment-6024 Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:50:17 +0000 http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=681#comment-6024 Jodi, thank you so much for sharing such an intimate moment. I can only imagine what it was like to have to set aside an opportunity that you had worked so hard to create (and for the good of so many) to have to attend to sudden circumstances that demanded a different choice.

I am glad that you had the space to share with everyone what had happened and how you were going to act as a consequence, and I’m touched that you felt such support from everyone present. We missed you, and yet you were with us that day in an important way.

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By: Jodi Clark https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/uncategorized/2010/04/expressing-our-feelings-in-public/#comment-5996 Mon, 16 Dec 2013 01:12:00 +0000 http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=681#comment-5996 At the conference you facilitated for Windham County on collaboration, I absolutely felt very safe expressing what I needed to. It was quite an extraordinary circumstance: as one of the co-hosts of the conference, I had to leave immediately because my father was dying that very day. What was I to do? I both wanted to welcome everyone there and make sure I didn’t hijack the conference with my personal crisis. But I also wanted to honor their commitment to coming and let them know precisely why I couldn’t stay with them. I knew most of them. The rest of them I knew were there so they could be in a very different kind of conference, one where authenticity and networking were primary. So, I told everyone precisely how honored I was they were there and let them know what I had to leave and do. I could feel the wave of support from that group just wash over me. I’m so grateful that space was available for both me and for everyone else. From what I heard, authentic sharing was definitely a theme for the day.

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