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At the intersection of power and participation
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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
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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
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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.

 

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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
Apr 5
Juanita Brown replied to Chris Corrigan's discussion 'Theory we already know about' in the group Creating some theory
"Thanks Chris...and I'm happy to talk with you in more depth about all of this, anytime! With best wishes, juanita "
Feb 21
Chris Corrigan replied to Chris Corrigan's discussion 'Theory we already know about' in the group Creating some theory
"Here is a good outline of Bob Marshak and Gervase Bush's theory of dialogic organization development.  I'm currently finishing up a chapter on containers for a forthcoming book on this stuff.…"
Feb 21
Chris Corrigan replied to Chris Corrigan's discussion 'Theory we already know about' in the group Creating some theory
"Gold mine!  Thanks Juanita!"
Feb 21
Juanita Brown replied to Chris Corrigan's discussion 'Theory we already know about' in the group Creating some theory
"Hi everyone, You all might want to take a look at my doctoral dissertation which has lots of theory references from the fields of consciousness, strategic planning, living systems etc. around why this "stuff" works! Here's the…"
Feb 21
John Baxter replied to Chris Corrigan's discussion 'Defining terms: What do we mean by 'it' and 'work?'' in the group Creating some theory
"And one more for illustration... Sometimes you would think he was an AoH facilitator: "It is a fearsome thing, like diving into water. And yet it is exhilarating – because you aren’t controlling it. You are only the medium in which…"
Feb 19
John Baxter replied to Chris Corrigan's discussion 'Defining terms: What do we mean by 'it' and 'work?'' in the group Creating some theory
"I like it Ria...I think you and Pamela would get a lot out of Christopher Alexander if you're not familiar already. A (re) quote from A Timeless Way of Building: “The specific patterns out of which a town is made may be alive or dead.…"
Feb 19
Pamela Schreiner replied to Chris Corrigan's discussion 'Defining terms: What do we mean by 'it' and 'work?'' in the group Creating some theory
"Thanks Ria! Your post about flow strongly resonated with something that I've been thinking/feeling about -- but hadn't gotten any words for. A Complex System, in a natural state, seems to "flow". And when I think about a system…"
Feb 15
Ria Baeck replied to Chris Corrigan's discussion 'Defining terms: What do we mean by 'it' and 'work?'' in the group Creating some theory
"I just started reading the book Design in Nature, by Adrian Bejan and J.Peder Zane. He/they state that there is a 'constructural law' throughout nature, which explains why and how design emerges without an intelligent designer. His…"
Feb 12
Ria Baeck replied to Chris Corrigan's discussion 'Theory we already know about' in the group Creating some theory
"I just started reading the book Design in Nature, by Adrian Bejan and J.Peder Zane. He/they state that there is a 'constructural law' throughout nature, which explains why and how design emerges without an intelligent designer. His…"
Feb 12
Sara Bechor commented on Chris Corrigan's group 'Creating some theory'
"I would suggest to ask ourselves  two questions for the beginning : 1. How do really people learn? change? 2. How are  people  being developed and evolved ? what, how and who empower and enable their processes ? My believe…"
Feb 11
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Creating some theory

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Feb 7
Pamela Schreiner replied to Chris Corrigan's discussion 'Defining terms: What do we mean by 'it' and 'work?'' in the group Creating some theory
"Yes Rita. Quality of measurement is crucial. Both the intention and academic rigour are key components to setting up a good survey. To ensure that intention is addressed, I like to use Art of Hosting. And then there are the issues of politics or…"
Jan 25
Rita S Fierro replied to Chris Corrigan's discussion 'Defining terms: What do we mean by 'it' and 'work?'' in the group Creating some theory
"And I Just came across this old article...something to keep in mind at the same time. Pamela, while it's critical, I'm not posting it to contradict your contribution, but to help us reflect on how to be mindful of the methodologies we…"
Jan 24
Christopher Lee replied to Chris Corrigan's discussion 'Co-initiating a learning journey to develop an AoH praxis' in the group Creating some theory
"Sorry for multiple re-posts - seem to be having difficulty with my internet connection.  Here's the post with the docs attached... Not sure whether this should go in the 'Theories we know' section, but as there is something here…"
Jan 22

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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?
http://www.chriscorrigan.com

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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.

 

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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 webs.com 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…

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

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