The Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan
  • Bowen Island, BC
  • Canada
Share on Facebook Share

Parking Lot, my blog

Xápayay: Squamish ways of knowing

Western red cedar – xápayay – near Sch’ilhus, Stanley Park, Vancouver. Photo by virgomerry Part three of the Mi tel’nexw Leadership series continued last week with teachings from Ta7talíya on Squamish ways of knowing based on the cedar tree. Cedar trees, like salmon, are iconic on the west coast of Canada. Just those two images together would immediately make you think of this place, Skwxwú7mesh Temíxw. These two living things link the land and the sea, and they are inextricably linked in nature too, as the nitrogen that salmon bring to the forest make possible the massive growth of xápayay, ...

Sts’úkwi7: Interconnectedness and balance

Sts’úkwi7 is the generic name for salmon in Skwxwú7mesh, and in our second module in the Mi tel’nexw leadership program, Lloyd Attig offered practical grounding in his teachings on the medicine wheel as a way of exploring balance. My home island is a rock rising out of the fjord that makes up the southern half of Skwxwú7mesh Temíxw. We have a few lakes here and creeks that swell in the fall when the rains return and fill the sea with fresh water infused with the taste of our island. Salmon, who have been living their lives in the Pacific ocean ...

Sp’ákw’us: ways of seeing

I live in Squamish traditional territory, Skwxwú7mesh Temíxw, and I have spent the last 19 years of my residency here as an uninvited guest trying to learn a little about the land and sea, and the traditional teachings that have found a home here for tens of thousands of years. This month I have joined dozens of others in taking a course from my friend Ta7táliya and her family and friends called Mi tel’nexw which in Squamish means “figure it out.” It’s a leadership course that is rooted in Squamish ways of knowing and being (you can join anytime at ...

Chris Corrigan's Groups

Chris Corrigan's Friends

  • David Gurteen
  • Kati Orav
  • Flemming Funch
  • Myriam Chautard-Dufresne
  • Jean-François Marcotte
  • Anna Hanschmidt
  • Katie Boone
  • Juliane Martina Röll
  • Isabella Oswald
  • susanya manz
  • Simon Mathis
  • Laura Cameron
  • Cheryn
  • Zack Embree
  • Holger Heller

Chris Corrigan's Conversations

At the intersection of power and participation
5 Replies

Leaving New York today. It has been an incredible four days here working with my good friends Kelly McGowan and Tuesday Ryan-Hart and Lex Schroeder, Aniestla Rugama, Alissa Schwartz, and Aswad…Continue

Started this conversation. Last reply by Chris Corrigan Dec 2, 2011.

Working with power
3 Replies

This past week I have been in Minnesota working…Continue

Started this conversation. Last reply by Linda Joy Mitchell Dec 5, 2011.

Chris Corrigan's Facilitation tools
3 Replies

Here is the collection of resources I use in my facilitation practice.  By and large these resources support facilitation of participatory and self-organizing process at scales ranging from very…Continue

Started this conversation. Last reply by Simon d'Orsogna Sep 29, 2010.


Chris Corrigan's Page

Latest Activity

Myriam Chautard-Dufresne 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
Oct 15
Ram Efrat 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
Aug 11

Profile Information

How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
I am a steward, experienced practitioner and teacher of Art of Hosting workshops.
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)
Steward, experienced practitioner and contributor
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
I work with indigenous communities, faith communities, non-profits and leadership development and especially with young and emerging leaders in North America. I have travelled to Europe, Africa and the Pacific as well to support learning in many different communities practice.
Where do you live/work?
Live on Bowen Island, BC, Canada.
Would you like to share a web address?

Chris Corrigan's Blog

Some useful files

An audio file of Teresa and I teaching the Berkana change model from a perspective of hosting mastery:


A recent source journal for the Art of Hosting.

Posted on January 25, 2011 at 4:23pm — 1 Comment

Audio files of teaching sessions from Calgary

From our recent Art of Hosting in Calgary, here are links to a number of audio files featuring Chris Corrigan, Teresa Posakony and Tenneson Woolf teaching some of the tools and frameworks we are currently using.



Posted on January 17, 2011 at 4:41pm

Harvest from the Art of Hosting Calgary

In Calgary last week we used a ning replacement called to host the harvest from our days together.  If you head on over there you will find photos, Open Space reports and an extensive collection of audio files with some of the teachings we did including teachings on the Berkana model of systemic change, a framework for balancing work, co-learning and relationships, the chaordic stepping stones, the art of harvesting and a…


Posted on January 16, 2011 at 7:16pm — 4 Comments

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of The Art of Hosting to add comments!

Join The Art of Hosting

  • No comments yet!


© 2020   Created by Rowan.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service