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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

Dr. Steven Edward Coghlan posted a photo
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Profile IconDr. Steven Edward Coghlan and Benson Christopher joined The Art of Hosting
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Werner Danda commented on Andreas Giesen's blog post 'Buddyguarding'
"Dear Andreas, dear Ruta, congratulation for your open exchange for using AOH in pratice and for the opportunity to develope your skills on regular base. We all are coming from different directions, where we use AoH and participatory cycles. As I…"
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Nuno Da Silva is now a member of The Art of Hosting
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Leon-Philippe Parez 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
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Leon-Philippe Parez joined Nancy Bragard's group
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AoH francophone

Groupe né à Compiègne lors du 1ier AoH en juillet 2010, invitant tout francophone à échanger et explorer en français!See More
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Profile IconLeon-Philippe Parez and Adrienne Bradley joined The Art of Hosting
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Leslie Yetka is now a member of The Art of Hosting
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Conflict in Seminars

Hello AoH Community. I was asked to host a seminar about conflicts in trainings as part of a trainers training. Has anyone a suggestion for a conflict model that would be helpful ?Continue

Started by Andreas Giesen in Problems? Help? Nov 13, 2016.

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, 2016.

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, 2016.

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, 2016.

Blog Posts

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…

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

Bristol - listening city

I am keen to start a listening circle in Bristol (England).  Are there any Bristol based people who would like to join in?

Posted by Heather Anne on August 26, 2016 at 7:49am

 
 
 

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