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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!

 

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Ovidiu Bufnila is now a member of The Art of Hosting
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Werner Danda updated their profile
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AoH Switzerland

This group is for all of us to connect, share our experiences about Participatory Leadership and Art of Hosting, ask questions, wonder, ask for support and continue to learn and be inspired.See More
Saturday
Mark PIxley replied to Giorgia Madonno's discussion 'Looking for AOL patictionnaires in Chins'
"Dear Giorgia, I have a team of experienced facilitators based in China who could assist on change projects.  Welcome to connect to discuss details.   Best Regards, Mark Leadership Inc"
Apr 30
Yasushi Miyazaki updated their profile
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Yasushi Miyazaki posted a photo
Apr 29
Yasushi Miyazaki is now a member of The Art of Hosting
Apr 28

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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.

Une mission pour le Service Civique 1 Reply

Bonjour,nous sommes le collectif des Fêtes de la Paix et en partenariat avec 2 associations de Solidarité Internationale nous proposons dans le cadre du Service Civique une mission rémunérée qui…Continue

Started by Claude Arheix in Questions meet wisdom. Last reply by Ria Baeck Mar 25.

How to deal with cultural frictions between bureaucrats and emergents?

Dear everyone,Recently I got in contact with Art of Hosting and a few months before that Teal organizing through Frederic Laloux book of 2014. I am so enthousiastic about everything I've now come in…Continue

Tags: conflict, managing, emergence, bureaucracy

Started by Simon Damstra in Questions meet wisdom Mar 24.

Working with CEO's - boards

copied from the emaillist, early '16:Hello Hosts, I am going to host a 2 day retreat of 4 CEOs (all guys) of 2 companies (1 is holding, 1 is subsidiary company). They basically had the question:…Continue

Tags: Sinek, circle, appreciative, inquiry, SImon

Started by Ria Baeck in Questions meet wisdom Feb 20.

Blog Posts

The Cynefin Framework is helpful for discerning adaptive challenges and appropriateness of AoH

(re-posted from http://joeramsay.com/index.php/2015/06/10/1002/

One of the most important leadership innovations of the last two decades is a model for assessing whether we are working with technical fixes or adaptive challenges. In the complex environment that we are experiencing, we can buy into the idea that everything is an adaptive challenge that requires an adaptive leadership approach. While we do face many… Continue

Posted by Joe Ramsay on March 3, 2016 at 10:21am — 1 Comment

Conversations Matter

A posting that I recently shared on my website: 

http://joeramsay.com/index.php/2016/02/10/conversations-matter/



I have been involved in a leadership role in the United Church of Canada from a very young age. Throughout that time, my participation in communities of faith has provided a container to engage in many, many conversations about things that matter: ideas, emotions,…

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Posted by Joe Ramsay on February 11, 2016 at 9:29am

 
 
 

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