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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

Irene Knava updated their profile
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Robert Benn commented on Robert Benn's blog post 'Northland Community Engagement Team report released'
"Thanks Ria"
yesterday
Ria Baeck commented on Robert Benn's blog post 'Northland Community Engagement Team report released'
"Robert, thanks for posting here! But I have to tell you that this blogfunction here isn't read much... I better guide you to two better places: the AoH emaillist and the AoH Facebook group - way more readers there!"
Thursday
Robert Benn posted a blog post

Northland Community Engagement Team report released

http://nsd61.ca/about-usThe Government of Alberta released the work we did with the Northland Community Engagement Team.  We worked with the Team of minister appointed First Nation and Metis representatives from communities across northern Alberta, for 9 months in 2011. We visually facilitated while the team reviewed recommendations from the 2009 Inquiry Team, through the lens of "Kids First", and through consensus building processes came…See More
Wednesday
Profile IconSandy Lindsey, Peren Ozkan and Eva Milletorp joined The Art of Hosting
Tuesday
Peren Ozkan updated their profile
Tuesday
Peren Ozkan joined Chris Corrigan's group
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Creating some theory

A group to look at trying to understand what works about participatory practice for groups and the four fold practice for individuals.  See More
Tuesday
Jan-Erik Tarpila added a discussion to the group Learning Villages
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LEARNING VILLAGE SVEABORG in Finland 27.3 - 2.4.2015!

Welcome to the first LEARNING VILLAGE in Finland 27.3 - 2.4.2015! We will occupy premises on the historical fortress island of Suomenlinna (Sveaborg) in Helsinki. Here we will explore ways in which we want to work and live together. More info will follow soon. Please stay tuned, spread the word and join the dialogue in the LEARNING VILLAGE SVEABORG 2015 group!https://www.facebook.com/groups/1503137343304915/See More
Tuesday

Forum

Passion for regular Pro Action Café's 13 Replies

Sept.'11 I received an email from Natasha Dalmia - who I never met or I never heard of before - with 'a basket of flowers that says Thank You'. This is what she wrote:Dear Ria, Rainer, Hi, this is…Continue

Tags: Dalmia, Singapore, Natasha, café, action

Started by Ria Baeck in Ideas and passions. Last reply by Amanda Fenton Nov 16.

When to apply participatory leadership and when not? 1 Reply

From the emaillist, autumn 2014:Hi All,A recurring conversation with many of leaders in organisations I have been working with recently has been when to apply participatory leadership and when not…Continue

Tags: complexity, Cynefin, participation

Started by Ria Baeck in Questions meet wisdom. Last reply by Ria Baeck Nov 15.

Best practices to draft a mission statement at a retreat

copied from the emaillist, October - November 2014:My Fellow Hosts,I am leading a vision retreat for one of my client companies who is a technology cooperative operating in multiple countries around…Continue

Tags: storytelling, why, statement, mission

Started by Ria Baeck in Questions meet wisdom Nov 6.

I've been having a think

Hi thereI've been having a think.I’ve been thinking about whether or not I express the qualities that I’d like the government and the corporations in our world to express, Asking myself if I’m a…Continue

Started by Lucy Fleetwood in Questions meet wisdom Oct 27.

Blog Posts

Northland Community Engagement Team report released

http://nsd61.ca/about-us

The Government of Alberta released the work we did with the Northland Community Engagement Team.  We worked with the Team of minister appointed First Nation and Metis representatives from communities across northern Alberta, for 9 months in 2011. We visually facilitated while the team reviewed recommendations from the 2009 Inquiry Team, through the lens of "Kids First", and through consensus building…

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Posted by Robert Benn on November 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Build a Circle and They Will Come…

Regardless of where on the spectrum of formal structure a present day meeting may lie, a simple yet powerful assumption most often hangs in the shadows:  “Silence means consent!”  These words are specifically spelled out in Robert’s Rules of Order.  Even meetings that take place with far less structure and order tend to make this assumption.

“Anyone have anything to add? Any further comments?…..(silence)… Good then, it’s…

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Posted by Howard Stanten on October 23, 2014 at 8:11pm

 
 
 

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