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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

Ian Andersen 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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Patrick Laudon updated their profile
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Markus Goetsch updated their profile
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Gabriela Buettner updated their profile
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Gabriela Buettner is now a member of The Art of Hosting
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David Newell is now a member of The Art of Hosting
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Logan Koeth joined Ursula Hillbrand's group
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Hosting with the subtle worlds

In this group we share experiences of influences from the subtle realms in participatory processes.
Saturday
Logan Koeth joined Chris Altmikus's group
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Art of Harvesting

Group born out of the 1st AoH Training in Bregenz investigating deeper into questions of harvesting... but open for all material related to harvesting! / Gruppe, die sich aus dem Bregenzer AoH ergeben hat und die sich intensiver mit der Frage des Hostings auseinandersetzt ...See More
Saturday

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AOH Training for Social Innovation Labs tentative Proposal 2 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 Melinda Varfi Mar 13.

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…

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

 
 
 

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