We train your team to design effective convenings. Our event design trainings help your team plan convenings that align with your goals without exhausting staff time, money, and resources. We meet your team where they are to build their convening capacity, offering customized support with event experience design, agenda development, staff facilitation training, and onsite facilitation. Our methodology encourages:

Trust Building

Consensus Building

Peer Learning



Leadership Development


We tailor our capacity building trainings to meet an organization’s unique needs and convening objectives.

During the training process, we partner with leadership and staff to develop:


Construct an agenda that considers diverse learning styles.


Build an invitation process designed to meet the event’s primary objectives.


Integrate participant feedback into the event’s design to generate buy-in.

Facilitation Skills

Enhance the ability of staff or key stakeholders to facilitate high impact conversations.

“If you want to learn about increasing the impact of your events and create more successful gatherings, you should connect with Conveners.org."

Deb NelsonVice President, Client & Community, RSF Social Finance


Our standard and premium training products support organizations with event experience design and facilitation of impact-focused convenings:

Experience Design

We train staff on fundamental event design principles to design an effective event experience that meets your goals.


  • 3 Hours
  • Materials & Templates
  • 3 Weekly 1-Hour Coaching Sessions
  • Cost: $3,000


  • 5 Hours
  • 10 Materials & Templates
  • 15 Weekly 1-Hour Coaching Sessions
  • Cost: $10,000


We train your staff on facilitation best practices so that they are prepared to lead effective convenings for your organization.


  • 2 Hours
  • 3 Materials
  • 2 Coaching Sessions
  • Cost: $2,500


  • 3 Hours
  • 5 Materials
  • 10 Coaching Sessions
  • Cost: $7,500

We offer stand-alone trainings and ongoing coaching for boards, organizational leadership, and staff for a range of convenings, including conferences, networking events, grantee meetings, and board retreats. We also connect you with facilitation partners if you need an on-site facilitator.

Contact avary@conveners.org to learn more

“Conveners.org brings the right mix of competence and independence in executing a client's vision, while being extremely flexible in customizing their work to the client's specific needs. It has been a pleasure to work with them.”

Connie EvansFounder & CEO, Association of Enterprise Opportunity

“We engaged Conveners.org during the home-stretch of our annual Summit preparations. With their broad knowledge of the convening space, they brought savvy ideas and helpful frameworks that shaped many aspects of our Summit.”

Kila EnglebrookManaging Director, Social Enterprise Alliance