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Welcome to the Art of Hosting online Community

Welcome to the Art of Hosting Online Community Space!

This is a space for Art of Hosting practitioners around the world, created for and with you. We depend on your input and energy to make this a valuable place to keep coming back to. It is both a connection place and a place where you can deepen your practice by

  • Finding and posting great resources – we have a library of videos under Media, written materials under Resources
  • Asking questions, starting conversations and sharing experiences and stories – Conversations is the place for this
  • Starting or joining a group with a focus – we have local, regional and language Groups, groups from specific trainings, as well a wide variety of special interest groups
  • Posting a notice of your upcoming AoH Events in the community calendar
  • Creating your own page and harvesting your experience by writing a blog
  • Share your stories of how you have created value with the AoH on the story map

We value conversations that matter. If you’re new to the Art of Hosting or to the idea of an online Community of Practice, please have a look at the etiquette guiding our online space. If you need technical support with using this Ning, check the FAQ page, which has detailed instructions. Please help us to keep this site intentional by respecting that it is not an open social networking site or the place to promote yourself or activities not linked with the Art of Hosting.

There are plenty of great people, great initiatives and great resources to explore here – welcome!

 

Latest Activity

Marc Rettig joined Ria Baeck's group
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Collective Story Harvest

A group to bring together all the new ideas and projects around the practice of Collective Story Harvest.See More
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Linda Joy Mitchell added a discussion to the group AoH UK
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Harvest from the AOH interconnection in London

St%20E%20harvest%20PDF.pdfHere is a harvest newsletter from the recent training in London at St Ethelbergas Centre for Peace and Reconciliation.  There was also a very good harvest from one of the participants that you can read here …See More
5 hours ago
Jakob Etzel joined Agota Eva Ruzsa's group
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AoH in Central and Eastern Europe

This is a group to hold a virtual space for people interested in AoH and Dialogue practice in countries along the Danube region.See More
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Sylvia Petrovic-Majer and Jakob Etzel are now friends
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Jakob Etzel joined Ursula Hillbrand's group
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Salon Hosting

Here we can share what are the essentials for running, founding, nurturing a physical or mobile place, where people gather in authenticity,  refine their listening culture in order to contribute to a collective conversation. See More
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Jakob Etzel joined Ursula Hillbrand's group
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Art of Hosting Austria - Österreich

The number of practitioners in Austria is growing! We want to get organised in a group here to exchange news, contacts, networks and how we experience hosting in the Austrian culture and context.
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Jakob Etzel updated their profile
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Profile IconJakob Etzel, Stefan Schartlmüller and Matthias Schneider joined The Art of Hosting
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Complexity and the Cynefin Framework - learnings for AoH - AoPL 12 Replies

Copied over from the Facebook group, March 2015:Really interesting keynote by Dave Snowden on Complexity and the Cynfin Framework - Definitely challenges some of the methodological frames that often…Continue

Tags: process, safe, Open, Space, fail

Started by Ria Baeck in Questions meet wisdom. Last reply by Ria Baeck Aug 16.

Hello with posing questions... 2 Replies

Hello Everyone,I am hosting my first WC event mid July 2016 to re enforce company values.  Juanita Brown from the WCC has suggested I ask on here for some help and advice...  Sorry for the long…Continue

Started by Heather Shepherd in Questions meet wisdom. Last reply by Heather Shepherd Jun 22.

Looking for AOL patictionnaires in Chins 1 Reply

Hi everybody, I have a potential interesting project about change in China and I need AoH Chinese freelancers. Anybody interested or to recommend?TxGiorgiaContinue

Started by Giorgia Madonno in Questions meet wisdom. Last reply by Mark PIxley Apr 30.

Une mission pour le Service Civique 1 Reply

Bonjour,nous sommes le collectif des Fêtes de la Paix et en partenariat avec 2 associations de Solidarité Internationale nous proposons dans le cadre du Service Civique une mission rémunérée qui…Continue

Started by Claude Arheix in Questions meet wisdom. Last reply by Ria Baeck Mar 25.

Blog Posts

Art of Hosting 3 day intensive training

Dear all, 

Some of you have already registered. If you consider joining us for a 3 day intensive training in Lisbon, Portugal on 22-25 September, I'd like to let you know that Early Bird rates will be available until this Friday, June 17th.

 
This is the very first training in Portugal. Portugal is…
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Posted by Mira Bangel on June 14, 2016 at 8:00am

Free workshop on collaborative skills - Miami, FL - June 15 - 6:00-8:30 PM

FreshBiz workshop

We are hosting a free event on developing the entrepreneurial skills of collaboration and creativity, by playing a fun Monopoly-type board game called FreshBiz. This game was developed in Israel and tests the impact of our actions on others and the benefits of collaborating. We do not charge anything but ask participants to contribute with $10 to any of their…

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Posted by Federico Renzo Grayeb on June 6, 2016 at 11:30am

 
 
 

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