To me, the two key components of these chambers meetings are ‘buzz’ and psychological safety.
‘Buzz’ is a rather cheesy term – it just means that people look forward to it. They enjoy the meeting, it’s energising, everyone has a laugh, eats nice food in a safe environment, talking about work and learning. So these meetings have a serious purpose, and are enjoyable.
When we go to meetings like this, what we do professionally feels much more valuable, and attach more value to it – we have much more ownership of it.