THE HOSTING TEAM: EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND CREATIVITY
Kelly Foxcroft Poirier
With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Emily Carr (ECIAD), Kelly has been a practitioner facilitation methods and frameworks through the Art of Hosting and Visual Facilitation at UBC for 13 years. Kelly is deeply influenced by community values and a spirit of innovation; gifting forward a strong sense of ingenuity, imagination, and resilience in all of her work. Constantly inspired by her Tseshaht roots and her grandfather’s background in organizing, advocacy and workers rights, Kelly combines playful courageous curiosity to shift into places and possibilities where courage and vulnerability gift forward connection, potential and community building. www.whiteravenconsulting.ca
Chris Corrigan is a teacher and facilitator of strategic conversations and a practitioner of the Art of Hosting whose work invites collective intelligence and collective leadership to be activated in the service of complex challenges. Chris has worked locally and internationally in a huge variety of contexts including social services, indigenous community development, immigration and refugee issues, business, government, food systems and education. He has written and contributed to influential books on the role of participatory processes in activating new forms of leadership and community development. His well known weblog, Parking Lot, has charted his own learning in the field since 2002. He specializes in Open Space Technology, and design for large scale initiatives to work in high levels of complexity. He is a poet and a musician. www.chriscorrigan.com
Caitlin Frost is an experienced process designer, facilitator and coach working with individuals and groups worldwide to open more space for possibility in themselves, their teams, organizations and communities. Her coaching work focuses on transforming limiting beliefs and working with fear, conflict and the places we get stuck; shifting patterns and connecting to our capacity for wise, clear action in the face of uncertainty, complexity and change. She designs and facilitates authentic and engaging dialogue and participatory processes in the non-profit, government and corporate sectors. Caitlin is Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie, a Steward in the Art of Hosting international community of practice and core faculty in the innovative Leadership 2020 Program. Caitlin is also a gifted improviser and uses creative improvisation in her work with leadership coaching. www.caitlinfrost.ca
Kris Archie is the Chief Executive Officer of The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada (The Circle). A Secwepemc and Seme7 woman from Ts’qescen, a mother, aunty and engaged community member. Kris is passionate about heart-based community work and facilitating positive change. In all of her roles, Kris works to transform philanthropy and contribute to positive change by creating spaces of shared learning, relationship-building and centering Indigenous wisdom. Kris is a deeply experienced Art of Hosting practitioner for more than a decade contributing her wisdom and skills to co-host engaging trainings and bringing AoH practices to many areas of her collaborative work. She is a PLACES Fellow Alum of 2015 with The Funders Network, a board member with Environment Funders Canada and JUMP! Canada and a newly appointed Dialogue Fellow with Simon Fraser University focused on Indigenous ways of knowing and Philanthropy.