PEOPLE ARE HUNGRY FOR MORE EFFECTIVE MEETINGS AND PRACTICES FOR WORKING BETTER TOGETHER AMIDST TIMES OF RAPID CHANGE AND HIGH COMPLEXITY
We are awakening to different ways of being in leadership together, moving beyond the typical traps of adversarial agendas and into processes of co-learning and co-evolution that lead to wise action and change. We are seeking consultative processes and engagement strategies that bring out the best in our communities and foster collaboration. That’s what the Art of Hosting is all about.
The Art of Hosting Meaningful Conversations and Participatory Leadership is an intensive 3-day learning experience where you will practice a set of simple yet powerful approaches for designing and hosting (facilitating) powerful conversations, engagement processes and meetings. It is an effective way of harnessing the collective wisdom and self-organizing capacity of groups. We believe that people give their energy and lend their resources to what matters most to them – in work as in life. These practices invite people to step in and respond to the challenges facing them in creative, authentic, innovative and effective ways.
Groups, organizations and communities using the Art of Hosting practices report better decision-making, more innovation, greater ability to quickly respond to opportunity, challenge and change and improved relationship quality. People who experience the Art of Hosting typically say that they walk away feeling more inspired and empowered and more able to help guide the meetings and conversations they are part of to move towards desirable outcomes.
Participants are local, regional and international. Sharing a desire to stretch their own learning edge and connect with others in the field. We bring together community, government, and business leaders, social entrepreneurs, next generation leaders together from many dedicated networks and efforts – building our individual and shared capacity in our communities and organizations to address the challenges of these times.
Rooted in the Four Fold practice of the Art of Hosting, this event teaches a participatory approach for leading, convening, and engaging groups. We work with collaborative methods including World Café, Open Space Technology, ProAction Café, Circle Practice, The Work (engaging limiting beliefs), collective storytelling and more.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Community and non-profit leaders, social entrepreneurs, business leaders, department heads and program managers, community organizers, next generation leaders and individuals who want to help.
People who believe in the power of collective creativity, intelligence, and collaboration to improve their communities, teams, and organizations.
Individuals and groups who are eager to build stronger teams and partnerships with each other and within their communities.
People who are dedicated to creating healthy and resilient organizations and communities.
You will walk away with the tools, frameworks and world-views that will enable you to navigate complex challenges and opportunities in your work, community and personal life.