How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
A long chain of associations, starting in the early Nineties with a group called Transformational Learning Community, then Northwest Regional Facilitators, attending various World Cafe and Conversations That Matter events; I decided to Google "Bob Stilger" a couple of years ago, finding the Berkana Institute and a link on its page to the Art of Hosting.
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)
Nothing specifically from the Art of Hosting group. Similar processes are used in various groups I attend, including men's wisdom circles, the Integral Philosophy group Seattle Integral, and the online dialogue group PlayAsBeing (http://wiki.playasbeing.org).
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
Online contemplative dialogue groups and wisdom circles for the general public. I host a weekly session and provide strategic and technical support.
Hi Calvino & welcome to the Art of Hosting community -- I hope it serves you well! I'd love to hear more about what attracted you to AoH and what you do in your working life so others here know how to connect and support you.
And when you have time, love to see a photo of you!