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Dawn Ellison, posted an event

Authentic Engagement in Healthcare: From Machine Into Conversation at Minnesota Humanities Center

May 1, 2015 at 10am to May 3, 2015 at 6:30pm
This conference is designed for healthcare providers, administrators, managers, patients, students and residents interested in improving the health of individuals and communities.We are offering AMA category I CME. Several stubborn, complex issues exist in healthcare today. Leadership in healthcare genuinely seeks involvement from healthcare providers while those same healthcare providers feel they are not…See More
Dec 11
Dawn Ellison, and Amy Lenzo are now friends
Nov 4
Juanita Brown and Dawn Ellison, are now friends
Apr 8
Dawn Ellison, 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
Apr 4
Dawn Ellison, posted an event

Art of Teaching Teaches at 140 Note Center on the University of Minnesota campus

April 30, 2014 from 7:30am to 3pm
This is a chance for us to get together and create personal, innovative ways to teach the patterns that support art of hosting. Whether you are planning on being on hosting teams that are doing three day trainings or hosting change in communities; creative interactive ways to teach the chaordic path,Divergence/Convergence and other concepts will benefit you as a practitioner. We will bring our stories and have an opportunity to practice teaching the patterns as well as tap into our collective…See More
Apr 4
Dawn Ellison, joined Jen Mein's group

2013 Stewards Gathering

In October 2013, sixty five Art of Hosting stewards from thirteen countries gathered in Minnesota at a retreat center along the Mississippi River for three days. This group was created to contain some of the harvest from that time together and invite further exploration. See More
Feb 12
Dawn Ellison, 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
Dec 10, 2013
Dawn Ellison, joined Ursula Hillbrand's group

Art of Hosting Austria - Österreich

The number of practitioners in Austria is growing! We want to get organised in a group here to exchange news, contacts, networks and how we experience hosting in the Austrian culture and context.
Nov 3, 2013
Nancy Bragard left a comment for Dawn Ellison,
"Brussels in November! LEt me know your dates when you know them ... I may be passing through ... The world gets "smaller" as our work spreads!"
Oct 30, 2013
Nancy Bragard left a comment for Dawn Ellison,
"Was wonderful meeting you! Let's stay connected here ... and should you ever come to PAris, let me know! Nancy"
Oct 29, 2013
Victoria left a comment for Dawn Ellison,
"Let's. I would love to do some work here but it's not work to undertake alone. We could chat about possibilities."
Oct 29, 2013
Dawn Ellison, 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
Oct 29, 2013
Dawn Ellison, joined Frauke Godat's group

AoH in Education

Exchange on how to practice AoH in schools, the education system, non-formal education, etc.
Oct 18, 2013
Dawn Ellison, commented on Katie Boone's group 'Wicked Questions'
"Thanks for sharing our Harvest Katie!"
Oct 18, 2013
Dawn Ellison, joined Katie Boone's group

Wicked Questions

This is the place to share the juicy questions that hit the sweet spot. You want to ask them again. You want to share them globally. We want to explore them with you. Feel free to contribute to the juiciness of our inquiry here!See More
Oct 18, 2013
Dawn Ellison, and Jodi Sandfort are now friends
Jul 19, 2013

Profile Information

How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
January 2011 for the INCOMMONS facilitator training. I've been using world cafe' and wanted to learn more.
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)
I am an experienced practitioner who is part of a cohort diving deeply into the methodologies and ways of being with each other that are integral to AoH.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
Health and participatory leadership in communities and organizations.
Where do you live/work?
Minneapolis/St Paul metro area, MN
Would you like to share a web address?
Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
I am passionate about being a part of moving communities to health.

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At 12:43pm on October 30, 2013, Nancy Bragard said…

Brussels in November! LEt me know your dates when you know them ... I may be passing through ... The world gets "smaller" as our work spreads!

At 6:35pm on October 29, 2013, Nancy Bragard said…

Was wonderful meeting you! Let's stay connected here ... and should you ever come to PAris, let me know!


At 3:37pm on October 29, 2013, Victoria said…
Let's. I would love to do some work here but it's not work to undertake alone. We could chat about possibilities.
At 8:04am on September 29, 2011, Tracy Meisterheim said…

Hi Dawn,

Glad to hear of your interest in the Weave! Please let me know if/how it is helpful to you, as it is just beginning to be field tested. I've connected with Jerry Nagel and others here in MN with InCommons and will be hosting with him next month. How wonderful to arrive home to such a vibrant AoH community! Hope to get to meet you as well,


At 9:39pm on February 22, 2011, Rowan said…
A very warm welcome Dawn

Hope you find this space useful and will help keeping it alive and vibrant.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to drop me a line.

Warm regards

On behalf of the online hosting team
Rowan Simonsen

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