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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

Jochen Nünning joined Juliane Martina Röll's group
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Online Hosting

How can we host good conversations online?How can online tools support good hosting?How do online tools support a meeting / an ongoing conversation / preparation of a meeting / anything that happens after a meeting?A space for questions, research, answers and collaboration around using online tools / software / internet / social media / younameit. Welcome.See More
15 hours ago
Mariana Ruiz de Lobera updated an event
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Formación Art of Hosting en España del 29 de noviembre al 1 de diciembre 2019 at Barcelona (Santa Maria d’Oló)

November 29, 2019 at 11:30am to December 1, 2019 at 7pm
¿Cómo aprender a conversar para movernos hacia una “cultura regenerativa” de colaboración y convivencia?Esta será la pregunta motor del próximo taller de Liderazgo Participativo (Art of Hosting, en inglés)…See More
17 hours ago
Profile IconCultiv8PH, Elizabeth Sanford, Karey Covey and 9 more joined The Art of Hosting
19 hours ago
Mariana Ruiz de Lobera shared their event on Facebook
Sep 4
Bikundo Onyari posted an event
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Art of Hosting training in Kenya at CISP Offices

October 3, 2019 at 8am to October 5, 2019 at 6pm
How can we engage everyone to meaningfully participateand influence the important things that affect their communities, their work and their lives?See More
Aug 20
Mariana Ruiz de Lobera shared their event on Facebook
Aug 9
Mariana Ruiz de Lobera posted an event

Formación Art of Hosting en España del 29 de noviembre al 1 de diciembre 2019 at Santa Maria d’Oló

November 29, 2019 at 11:30am to December 1, 2019 at 7pm
¿Cómo aprender a conversar para movernos hacia una “cultura regenerativa” de colaboración y convivencia?Esta será la pregunta motor del próximo taller de Liderazgo Participativo (Art of Hosting, en inglés)…See More
Aug 9
Viola Tschendel posted an event
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The Art of Hosting & Harvesting Conversations that Matter - Training at Cloquet Forestry Center

September 15, 2019 at 6pm to September 18, 2019 at 12pm
PURPOSE, PARADIGMS, & PARADOX:How do we build our capacity to navigate together with ease ​for a thriving future?In a time when we are living and holding polarities across race, age, culture, religions and beliefs, there is a need to build our capacity for navigating our way together. We can find our way through our ability to hold paradox - it's not an "either or" but a "both and" that will help us find our way. In this 3-day "Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter" training, sometimes…See More
Aug 8

Forum

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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