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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!

 

Events

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Ilana Reisz is now a member of The Art of Hosting
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NETHERLANDS AOH COMEBACK DAY at Impact Hub Amsterdam

October 17, 2015 from 11am to 5pm
We invite all previous participants of Art of Hosting & Participatory Leadership trainings in the Netherlands (since 2003!) or abroad who are in the Netherlands now. We bring together the English and Dutch-speaking communities and create an atmosphere where all are welcome across language, sectors, experience, and levels of practice.This is an opportunity to (re-)connect to fellow practitioners. It’s a chance to see how others have been practising the methodologies of the Art of Hosting in…See More
Thursday
ROXANA STEFANESCU updated their profile
Thursday
Ria Baeck replied to Kajsa Balkfors's discussion 'Hi mates, how could we realize hosting 250 Swedish Red Cross office people in 2,15 hrs Pro Action Café?'
"Hé great Kajsja, that you are posting your question here, but you need to know that hardly anyone will reply here (as people don't subscribe to new posts). As much as we would have liked this to happen, the best advice is to post your…"
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Come and join us in Scotland - Sept 29th - October 2nd 2015

Dear all A warm and friendly invitation to join us in Scotland for the 3rd AOPL training from September 29th - 2nd October 2015Scotland is ALIVE with possibility at the moment.  As we spoke on a call this morning, the clans are gathering and souls are stirring in the Highlands.   We are in the midst of significant change.  As the deepening complexity and challenges of global crisis, economy, people and planet play out in our services institutions and neighbourhoods, Scottish citizens have found…See More
Wednesday
Kajsa Balkfors posted a discussion

Hi mates, how could we realize hosting 250 Swedish Red Cross office people in 2,15 hrs Pro Action Café?

 We will host the 250 employes of the Swedish Red Cross in a two day Kick Off of their new strategy: facing the greatest vulnerability (in humanity/society) by readiness for wise action and co-creation.Their intention is moving towards a more co-creative action oriented culture (chaordic if you will). We have two half days, day one focusing on co-reation and day two on action. We are mixing story, dialoge, trio the first day and want to end day two with a Pro Action Café. Planting seeds to…See More
Wednesday
ROXANA STEFANESCU is now a member of The Art of Hosting
Wednesday

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Hi mates, how could we realize hosting 250 Swedish Red Cross office people in 2,15 hrs Pro Action Café? 1 Reply

 We will host the 250 employes of the Swedish Red Cross in a two day Kick Off of their new strategy: facing the greatest vulnerability (in humanity/society) by readiness for wise action and…Continue

Started by Kajsa Balkfors in Questions meet wisdom. Last reply by Ria Baeck on Wednesday.

Newbie to AofH and have been tasked to come up with two AOH ideas for how to approach a department meeting on planning and prioritizing. Thoughts? 1 Reply

Newbie to AofH and have been tasked to come up with two AOH ideas for how to approach a department meeting on planning and prioritizing.Thoughts?Continue

Started by Peter Campion in Questions meet wisdom. Last reply by Ria Baeck Aug 3.

Principles, values, heuristics... 4 Replies

From the emaillist, May 2015.Dear AoH colleagues, During the writing of my dissertation I sought to develop a list of principles and values that reflect both an Art of Hosting and relational…Continue

Tags: heuristics, values, principles

Started by Ria Baeck in Exciting New Developments. Last reply by Ria Baeck Jun 8.

harvesting from one event to the next... 1 Reply

from the emaillist, June 2015:Friends,I am hosting a short series of World Cafe sessions where the topics/questions between the sessions do not change, but the attendees do. This was a choice made by…Continue

Tags: Café, complexity, sensemaking, World, harvest

Started by Ria Baeck in Questions meet wisdom. Last reply by Ria Baeck Jun 8.

Blog Posts

Bring your favorite pet to life on canvas

Painting the portrait of a cute pet would be the best ever gift to a pet-lover. If you have a pet and would like to bring it to life on canvas to recreate that love and bond you share, you can try finding professional art classes or exclusive canvas painting classes that can help you create one. When you are in New York, looking for interesting things to do in NYC, such art classes could be the ideal activity, especially…

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Posted by Eric Danielson on July 20, 2015 at 6:21am

8 Team Building Exercises for Adults

You must be aware of the fact that team building activities are highly important to enhance the productivity of a workforce. Unless a team is able to connect, it is difficult for them to reach out to each other with problems or queries. Therefore, an organization should concentrate on effective and fun team building activities that are effective both in terms of budget and time.

In fact, corporate team building…

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Posted by Eric Danielson on June 18, 2015 at 8:00am

 
 
 

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