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Building collaborative capacity through Appreciative Inquiry

Event Details

Building collaborative capacity through Appreciative Inquiry

Time: April 17, 2015 to April 19, 2015
Location: Hotel Lev
Street: Vosnjakova 1
City/Town: Ljubljana
Website or Map: http://drustvo-moderatorjev.s…
Event Type: collaborative, training
Organized By: Marjeta Novak
Latest Activity: Apr 2, 2015

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Event Description

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 perceive the growing need, and longing, for collaboration with others to address complex challenges – but also hesitancy, fear, and the longing for more capacity to boldly start and sustain collaborations that really nourish us all. The issue is especially relevant in many contexts in Central, Southern and Eastern Europe; though definitely not limited to this area, so we invite anyone who feels called to join in the exploration :-):


What will I get out of this training?

  • Experience an appreciative approach to complex strategic issues, and explore its potential compared to traditional problem-solving methodologies
  • Learn about the Appreciative Inquiry methodology and approach
  • Insights and ideas how to foster collaborations and partnerships in a sustainable way
  • Inspiration, connection and fun


The working language of the training will be English. Within small groups, participants may choose another language that they all share.
The training will be highly dynamic, experiential and interactive. It is not an event for spectators: everyone is invited to contribute their own issues, challenges, existing and emerging projects, provocative questions, ideas and wisdom.


Hosting team

Mary Alice ArthurMarjeta Novak, Janja Rebolj, Natalija Vrhunc, Dragana Prijanovic; with the support of the Slovenian Association of Facilitators.

When and where

17 – 19 April 2015 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), Hotel Lev, Vosnjakova 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia, each day from 9.00 to 18.00.

The Lev Hotel**** is centrally located in Ljubljana, offering special rates to the training participants (50 EUR per person for double occupancy, 65 EUR for a single room; breakfast included). Participants are asked to book their accommodation directly through the hotel (discount code to be stated: Taisa).
In the spirit of fostering collaborations, some Slovenian participants are happy to accommodate colleagues from abroad in their homes; please share requests and offer at this home-sharing link.

How much

  • 350 EUR individuals and not-for-profit organizations (NGOs, public sector)
  • 450 EUR corporate fee

The participation fee covers the participation at the training, course materials, lunches during the three days, and refreshments during the breaks.

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Comment by Juliane Martina Röll on March 27, 2015 at 7:36pm

I would love to join this, but cannot make it this time. Please let me know when there is another opportunity!

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