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Alissa Schwartz
  • Female
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • United States
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Alissa Schwartz joined Chris Corrigan's group

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
Jan 10, 2014
Alissa Schwartz joined Agota Eva Ruzsa's group

Systemic Constellation and deep group processes in the AoH practice

Some of us have been working on to integrate AoH practices with deep psychological processes, such as the constellation work, originally of B.Hellinger or perhaps some use the deep democracy process work as well.  Why not share and see where we are at?See More
Jan 4, 2014
Alissa Schwartz and Rita S Fierro are now friends
Dec 10, 2013
Alissa Schwartz is now friends with Amy Lenzo and Sara Bechor
Nov 16, 2013
Martin Siesta and Alissa Schwartz are now friends
Nov 9, 2013
Alissa Schwartz commented on Alissa Schwartz's event 'Introduction to the Art of Hosting: Applying Participatory Leadership And Facilitation Techniques In Evaluation'
"I couldn't agree more with you, Ursula! How amazing it would be if you could actually come! And, YES, I would love to talk with you about working with the EC. How should we proceed? Hope all is well with your daughters and Simon, too! Cheers,…"
Sep 25, 2013
Ursula Hillbrand commented on Alissa Schwartz's event 'Introduction to the Art of Hosting: Applying Participatory Leadership And Facilitation Techniques In Evaluation'
"Dear Alissa,  this is super good news, as these processes are highly needed in this field. Everyone delivering budget needs solid results nowadays, and yes, we have them sometimes, and sometimes they are more qualitative and less quantifiable.…"
Sep 24, 2013
Alissa Schwartz posted an event

Introduction to the Art of Hosting: Applying Participatory Leadership And Facilitation Techniques In Evaluation at Washington DC

October 16, 2013 all day
Introduction to the Art of Hosting: Applying Participatory Leadership And Facilitation Techniques In Evaluation  We know many evaluation professionals reduce complex community and organizational processes to linear, outcome-driven models, and many of us in the AOH community have felt frustrated with evaluators’ and researchers’ unwillingness to embrace emergent processes.We also know an increasing number of colleagues who are talking about how to evaluate in the face of complexity, how to…See More
Sep 24, 2013
Alissa Schwartz and Martina Röll are now friends
Aug 29, 2013
Alissa Schwartz updated their profile
Jan 4, 2013
Alissa Schwartz joined Helen Titchen Beeth's group

Learning Villages

This is a space for sharing learning and experience around the practice of Learning Villages - be they permanent (like Kufunda in Zimbabwe) or temporary (as in Copenhagen and Slovenia).See More
Jan 4, 2013
Alissa Schwartz and Agota Eva Ruzsa are now friends
Sep 2, 2012
Alissa Schwartz replied to Ria Baeck's discussion 'Stewardship development'
"Thanks for starting this conversation, Ria! I found it enormously helpful and illuminating, especially the document you referenced in your 9/9/11 post. Tim Merry's video ( is also quite brilliant!…"
Feb 16, 2012
Alissa Schwartz joined Kelly McGowan's group

Developing and Connecting Local Communities of Practice

Developing and connecting AoH/Participatory Leadership Communities of Practice in a translocal learning community. Exploring CoP questions, co-learning, sharing stories and protypes and supporting each other’s work. You will also find links to other sites and online groups, as far as we know about them!See More
Jan 6, 2012
Alissa Schwartz joined Tuesday Ryan-Hart's group

AoH New York City

A group for those AoH folks in the New York City area and/or those who have participated in AoH/PLs in the area.
Jan 5, 2012
Alissa Schwartz is now a member of The Art of Hosting
Apr 20, 2011

Profile Information

How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
NYC Art of Participatory Leadership (April 6-8, 2011)
Tell us about your experience with Art of Hosting as part of your life and work. What would you say your competence in it is? (new, starting practitioner, experienced practitioner, steward)
Experienced practitioner, co-hosted Art of Social Change in NYC, 9/2011.
Use participatory methodologies in my consulting work.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
Arts and education, social justice and change
Where do you live/work?
New York City
Would you like to share a web address?
Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
Theater/embodiment work, based on Theater of the Oppressed techniques
Working improvisationally
Research and evaluation

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At 8:05am on April 20, 2011, Rowan said…

Avery warm welcome Alissa

Hope you find this space useful and will help keeping it alive and vibrant.
Please enjoy this community and share your stories to keep this space full of inspiration.

It would be great if you could fill in some more profile information to get a better sense of who you are and what you are bringing to this community.  We believe that the quality of this space reflects what people bring to it, and we’d like to make it easy for others to connect with you.

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