MULTI-CHAPTER MEETING | How to Reimagine Meetings: Building Brave Conversations to Shape the Future Together

Leadership = Power Skills

One of the best ways to change our life experiences and to power our work into the future is to reimagine our meetings. Most meetings are downloads sessions, data dumps, with no real listening. But people want to feel more connected, not less. Meetings should be designed with intention, as a time and space to build things together and not just part of a mundane routine. Join us in this session, where we'll explore the keys to building the best meetings, where people feel fully connected, collaborative, and are co-creating the best work together. We share our approach in igniting Apple’s transformative “working different together” mantra, and how other great cultures have harnessed the power of co-creation in meetings, in practical ways that anyone in any organization can do now.

In this session, we'll explore: (1) Reframing meetings with the power of questions, (2) Building a Braintrust to co-create the best ideas, and (3) Connecting more dots and influencing horizontally.

Learning Objectives: Audience members will leave motivated to:

    • Unlock creativity and engagement by leading with questions and turning pain into power
    • Ignite a culture of constant collaboration by making others the mission and defining the situation
    • Inspire people to do the best work of their lives by creating context with patterns and aligning by following true north

Speakers: Chris Deaver and Ian Clawson


Chris Deaver is a culture shaper, co-founder of BraveCore, and co-host of the Lead with a Question podcast. He’s coached C Level Executives & influenced Fortune 500s from the inside out. He has had the dream career at Apple and Disney, working with inspiring teams that shaped iProducts and Star Wars experiences. He’s a regular contributor to Fast Company, featured in The Wall Street Journal & Entrepreneur. He’s developed landmark studies of the most innovative teams, partnering with Stanford and Harvard professors. Chris continues to advise startups and coach leaders contributing to 10x growth. He earned his MBA and is also continues to be a guest lecturer at the Marriott School at BYU.

Ian Clawson helps leaders build cultures people love, is co-founder of BraveCore and co-host of the Lead with a Question podcast. He is a regular contributor to Fast Company who's had work featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, INC, USA Today, Influencive, & Disrupt Magazine. Over the past decade Ian has led culture transformation initiatives in the healthcare industry. Overseeing a multi-million-dollar skilled nursing facility operation in Silicon Valley, CA. He is also co-founder of StoryCircle, a development studio focused on co-creation, world building & original storytelling acting as a lead writer and story architect. Ian earned a degree at BYU-Hawaii in International Cultural Studies where he developed a high interest in World Philosophy and Communication Theory.


  • 6:00 PM - 6:05 PM PT - Welcome and Introduction of Speaker
  • 6:05 PM - 7:00 PM PT - Presentation and Q&A


1 PDU will be awarded to the attendees

  • 1.0 PDU - Power Skills
  • No further action is required.


  • $5 for PMI-LA Members
  • $10 for Non-Members

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  • Contact with your school or military ID number to receive a code for special pricing

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Type of category: Public Events

Type of activity: Leadership = Power Skills , Technical = Ways of Working, Strategy = Business Acumen, Agile

Date: May 14th, 2024

Hour: 6:00PM to 7:00PM

PDUs: 1


Members: $5.00

Non members: $10.00