When the idea for the Centre for Creative Conversation appeared in 2012, I imagined a place for exploring the art of creative conversation. Conversations that move us from ideas to action. Conversations focused with the interest and intention of creating an enterprise.
Conversations to excite us in the critical and creative exploration of what we know, what we think, and how we feel about what we see. Conversations about ideas and interests we have in common. Conversations that excite an exploration of ideas about what things we can do and how we can do things which could contribute our creative interests and increase our contribution to the interests we have in common.
Conversations exploring our experience of creative connections, – connections which change the way we see, think, and feel about things, – connections that excite new insights, imagination, and ideas about what we can do and how we can do things, – and connections that excite the exploration of new ideas and opportunities for creative community enterprise.
Conversations which excite the exploration of creative possibilities, creative ideas, and creative opportunities to leverage and increase the contribution of our community resources, our community enterprises, and our community relationships to our creative interests as communities of common interest and common enterprise.
Conversations to create connections, and excite creative connections, and excite interest and investment in opportunities for creative contribution, creative entrepreneurship, creative leadership, and creative community enterprise.
Conversations as a creative experience
In 2017, I imagine the Centre for Creative Conversation as a place in our theatre of a new world where we can explore the art of creative conversation in livestream creative conversations broadcast in our digital theatre to excite new conversations, new enterprise, and new contributions to our common human interests in our real world.
The thing we learn about conversation is that we learn through conversation. We learn what we know by talking about what we know. We often don’t know what we know. Conversation reveals what we know to us. We like telling others what we know. We like them to know what we know. We like to be able to do that welI if we care about them. That’s what makes good conversation. Caring about the people we are having a conversation with. And demonstrating that we care by telling them what we know will be of interest to them, in their interests, and in a way that they know we care about their interests. That is good conversation.