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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

Annamaria Erdei commented on Ria Baeck's group 'Art of Participatory Leadership - EU Institutions'
"Paolo Martinez, if you are in Brussels you are also very welcome to join the Thursday morning coffee circle conversations happening every Thursday between 8.30 - 9.30 a.m. in the basement of the Exki cafe on Rond point Schuman. We also have a…"
Jul 15
Ria Baeck commented on Ria Baeck's group 'Art of Participatory Leadership - EU Institutions'
"Hello Paolo Martinez,You might have noticed that not much exchange of information or stories has been going on here.If you want to know more about what is happening in the EU institutions, it might be easier to connect on the AoH FB group and ask…"
Jul 15
Paolo Martinez commented on Ria Baeck's group 'Art of Participatory Leadership - EU Institutions'
"Hello, I just Joined the AoH and am curious to discover the groups and activities. I am still orienteering in the different spaces and decided to join this group on the Art of Participatory Leadership in the EU institutions. Can someone guide me and…"
Jul 14
Paolo Martinez joined Ria Baeck's group
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Art of Participatory Leadership - EU Institutions

After some years of bringing Art of Hosting - Art of Participatory Leadership - into the European Commission, it was spreading into the Commission and other institutions - time to reflect collectively on the learnings so far and look forward on what is the direction and next steps into the future. (started in Nov. 2011)See More
Jul 14
Profile IconChristine Chopyak and Paolo Martinez joined The Art of Hosting
Jul 14
Marisa Isabel Huaynalaya Peralta updated their profile
Jul 6
Franziska Graf updated their profile photo
Jul 4
Helle Solvang updated an event
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Art of hosting training - Denmark 23-26 Oct 2019 at https://brandbjerg.dk/international/

October 23, 2019 at 5pm to October 26, 2019 at 3pm
ART OF HOSTING TRAINING, VEJLE, DENMARK 23 - 26 October 2019Join us practicing the skills of navigating, thriving and standing tall in challenges as they occur. We invite you to join us and to connect with other practitioners, leaders and innovators seeking to build their capacity. This training is open for everyone, especially individuals and groups who want to mobilise others to be part of sustainable changes that work for all. It is for those who want to be able to ‘walk-the-talk’ in…See More
Jul 4

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AOH Training for Social Innovation Labs tentative Proposal 3 Replies

I wasn't sure where to post this and I'm not sure it qualifies as exciting new developments but here goes...I've been researching and networking within the social innovations lab scene and I've found…Continue

Tags: labs, innovation, social

Started by Phil Long in Exciting New Developments. Last reply by Sebastian Gottschlich Apr 9.

Art of Hosting and organisations

From the email list, starting late 2018:On Dec 20, 2018, at 2:43 AM, Monica Nissen <monica@interchange.dk> wrote: And I still have a working assumption that the four-fold practise is…Continue

Tags: education, systems, organisations

Started by Ria Baeck in Questions meet wisdom Jan 7.

Practicing the Practice - AoH Evaluation Report 3 Replies

From the AoH listserv January 2013:----Dear AoH colleagues, I am often asked if there are any evaluations of the Art of Hosting that can be shared. Our friend Stephen Duns has one his firm did in…Continue

Started by Amanda Fenton in Resources and Research. Last reply by Loretta Bellato Apr 30, 2018.

Inspiring examples of large, multi-day online gatherings 3 Replies

Hey folks! A question for those who geek out to the challenges of online event design. Have you ever experienced wonderful well-facilitated online events? I would warmly welcome any inspiring…Continue

Tags: online engagement, social media, virtual

Started by Chris Connolly in Questions meet wisdom. Last reply by Ria Baeck Nov 10, 2017.

Blog Posts

AOH Training for Practitioners of Social Innovation Labs: a tentative Proposal

Well as the last blog post seems to date back to 2016 I thought I'd add my little piece here too...if only to keep thing current!

I've been researching and networking within the social innovations lab scene and I've found that they tend to rather insular and poor at sharing 'best practice' (i.e. stuff that they have found works) between each other. There are several possible solutions to this but such as developing a stronger sharing culture within and between communities…

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Posted by Phil Long on March 11, 2019 at 11:29am

Buddyguarding

Ruta Jonuseviciute and I like to share the story how we got mates at a training and became buddygurads for each other using AoH Methods. We also found out some guidelines how to buddyguard each other so you never work alone.

Buddyguard Story

 

Did you ever come back from a training thinking, how can I share my learnings and reflect on what has…

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Posted by Andreas Giesen on November 27, 2016 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

 
 
 

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