THE HOSTING TEAM: EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND CREATIVITY
- Vancouver Art of Hosting team: Kelly Foxcroft-Poirier, Kris Archie, Caitlin Frost and Chris Corrigan.
- Manitoba Art of Hosting team: Jessica Bolduc, Caitlin Frost and Chris Corrigan.
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
Jessica Bolduc is a community member of Batchewana First Nation and lives, works and plays in Baawating (Sault Ste. Marie), the traditional territory of her Ojibway ancestors. Jess comes from a mixed family of Anishinaabe, French & Irish people who love the outdoors, music, dancing, plants and animals and is an auntie to many niblings. As the Executive Director of the 4Rs Youth Movement, she has travelled across Turtle Island and internationally, in order to learn about the conditions that might be necessary for communities to shift and transform complex systems through dialogue and strategic action. The work of 4Rs is about centering the needs and role Indigenous young people play in moving forward reconciliation between individuals, communities & systems in Canada. Through her experiences with 4Rs, she has built up a community of mentors throughout inclusion, racial justice, social innovation and facilitation networks. As a volunteer, Jess is the co-chair of Algoma Community Foundation, lead faculty for the Circle on Philanthrophy's Indigenous Abundance Accelerator program, and an advisor on strategy & governance for FLIP - the Foundation for Leadership, Imagination and Place. When she is home Jess can most often be found stacking wood (or sitting on wood piles), tending to her garden, hanging with her cat Olive, harvesting from the land with her friends and relatives.
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
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.
Caitlin Frost is an experienced process designer, facilitator, trainer and coach working with teams, organizations and communities as well as individual leaders and practitioners locally and internationally. She brings complexity informed approaches to the design and facilitation of meaningful and dialogue, engagement and participatory processes in the non-profit, government and corporate sectors. Her coaching work focuses on cultivating the ‘leadership mind’ needed for holding multiple perspectives, navigating uncertainty and complexity. She also brings extensive experience and impactful tools for identifying and transforming the limiting beliefs and patterns that hold us back individually and collectively, including working with fear, assumptions and bias. Caitlin is a Steward in the Art of Hosting international community of practice, is Certified in Human Systems Dynamics and is highly experienced and a teacher of The Work inquiry process. Caitlin lives with her family on Nex̱wlélex̱m (Squamish Nation) also known as Bowen Island, BC, Canada. www.harvestmoonconsultants.com; www.caitlinfrost.ca