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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

Hilda Lanas posted an event
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Art of Hosting Quito - Ecuador at Quito - Ecuador

April 16, 2015 at 8:30am to April 18, 2015 at 6:30pm
“Art of Hosting Quito 2015” Arte del Liderazgo Participativo.¿Cómo generamos conversaciones entre actores diversos paraco-crear soluciones innovadoras?Exploraremos esta y otras preguntas y descubriremos juntos nuevas maneras de abordarlas.  Durante tres (3) días vamos a explorar una mezcla de metodologías y herramientas para crear espacios donde se puedan dar conversaciones abiertas, significativas, entre actores diversos, que nos lleven a compromisos y resultados sustentables. Conviértete en…See More
3 hours ago
Marjeta Novak posted an event
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Building collaborative capacity through Appreciative Inquiry at Hotel Lev

April 17, 2015 to April 19, 2015
This three-day collaborative event is designed as a method/skills training (Appreciative Inquiry) applied to the strategic issue of building confidence and capacity for collaboration in communities with diverse interests and goals.The initiative for this training arose within the Slovenian Art of Hosting community, who…See More
6 hours ago
Eric Lynn joined Ursula Hillbrand's group
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Art of Hosting Bregenzer Salon (Austria)

Hier sammeln die Teilnehmer des Trainings ihre Ernte und tauschen weiterführende Entwicklungen aus.This is the harvest space for the training and for sharing the development of projects and ideas. See More
6 hours ago
Eric Lynn 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
6 hours ago
Eric Lynn joined Frauke Godat's group
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Hosts in Süddeutschland

Hier treffen sich die AoH Praktizierenden in Süddeutschland als "Community of Practice"
6 hours ago
Eric Lynn joined Rowan's group
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AoH Germany

There have been three AoH trainings in Germany so far; in Allgäu (Fall '08), at the Hub Berlin (Summer '09), and again in Berlin (Fall '11). Some AoH material in German can be found here.See More
7 hours ago
Linette Harriott posted an event

Art of Hosting Community of Practice at Synergistiq

April 1, 2015 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Come along and meet Art of Hosting Practitioners in our Community of Practice. Discuss your Art of Hosting journey, in a a learning community together. See More
22 hours ago
kesha miller posted a blog post

Cars to Buy Before They Are Gone

With each new year comes a new collection of beautiful vehicles from all the top car brands, ultimately driving up sales at auto retailers as well as car insurance agencies.  Consumers cannot wait to get their hands on the newest vehicle technology, but with every new collection we say goodbye to the older models, and sometimes those goodbyes are bittersweet depending on which models are discontinued.  Latest car trends Insider Car News states that one of the biggest reasons certain car models…See More
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Tech questions and answers 1 Reply

Here is where you can ask questions when you don't find your way around here or have problems with the aoh e list or static site.Continue

Tags: help, questions, FAQ, problems, prblems

Started by Ria Baeck in Problems? Help?. Last reply by Lara Feb 26.

When and how did AoH begin ? 4 Replies

Another question for the community. I am trying to wrap my head around how and when the AoH manifested itself as a community?I can only find vague descriptions e.g. on the homepage: At the end of the…Continue

Started by Anne Madsen in Problems? Help?. Last reply by Lara Feb 26.

AoH & The Circle Way in civic politics

I am on friendly terms with the front runner in the mayoral race in our city (Winnipeg) and I really want to have a conversation with her that might spark her imagination about how AoH and The Circle…Continue

Tags: Wisdom, Council, Austria, Facilitation, Dynamic

Started by Ria Baeck in Exciting New Developments Feb 9.

Layers of Purpose for an AoH training

This is a blog post that I found too good not to post over here: (Jan 5, 2015); originally posted…Continue

Tags: story, longing, practice, presence, intention

Started by Ria Baeck in Exciting New Developments Feb 9.

Blog Posts

Cars to Buy Before They Are Gone

With each new year comes a new collection of beautiful vehicles from all the top car brands, ultimately driving up sales at auto retailers as well as car insurance agencies.  Consumers cannot wait to get their hands on the newest vehicle technology, but with every new collection we say goodbye to the older models, and sometimes those goodbyes are bittersweet depending on which models are discontinued.

 

Latest car trends

 

Insider Car News states that one of…

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Posted by kesha miller on March 3, 2015 at 12:42am

What Benefits can A Business gain Through Embroidery Digitization?

When you go for shopping clothes, those attractive designs grab your attention, don't they? You might be wondering how these beautiful images with intricate details are stitched on caps, branded apparels and other material with varied texture. It is the process of embroidery digitizing that does all these wonders. It is a tedious, yet creative process, in which an artwork is converted into data with the help of a software. The digitizing machine records this data and then converts the file…

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Posted by Jason Brook on February 20, 2015 at 6:00am

 
 
 

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