The Art of Hosting

Heather Bligh Manchester
  • Oakland, CA
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share
  • Blog Posts
  • Conversations
  • Events
  • Groups (7)
  • Photos (4)
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos

Heather Bligh Manchester's Friends

  • Conrad Juraschka
  • Amanda Fenton
  • Mary Alice Arthur

Heather Bligh Manchester's Groups

 

Heather Bligh Manchester's Page

Latest Activity

Conrad Juraschka and Heather Bligh Manchester are now friends
Mar 8, 2014
Amanda Fenton left a comment for Heather Bligh Manchester
"Hello amazing one! Have fun this week hosting with Chris, Teresa and the crew :)"
Mar 5, 2014
Heather Bligh Manchester joined Rowan's group
Mar 4, 2014
Heather Bligh Manchester joined Jasmine Cargill's group
Thumbnail

Combining the Creative Arts with AoH

A place to share ideas, experiences & experiments in combining the creative arts with AoH. How can we use the arts with participatory processes to give greater access to the full range of human meaning & expression?See More
Mar 4, 2014
Heather Bligh Manchester joined Ria Baeck's group
Thumbnail

Collective Story Harvest

A group to bring together all the new ideas and projects around the practice of Collective Story Harvest.See More
Mar 4, 2014
Heather Bligh Manchester joined Martina Röll's group
Thumbnail

Online Hosting

How can we host good conversations online?How can online tools support good hosting?How do online tools support a meeting / an ongoing conversation / preparation of a meeting / anything that happens after a meeting?A space for questions, research, answers and collaboration around using online tools / software / internet / social media / younameit. Welcome.See More
Mar 4, 2014
Heather Bligh Manchester joined Magda Barceló's group
Thumbnail

Art of Hosting through Play

Welcome to participants of the Art of Hosting through Play, on its first edition at Mas Fontarnau, Vic, Spain!! (6-9 June 2013)See More
Mar 4, 2014
Heather Bligh Manchester joined Ria Baeck's group
Mar 4, 2014
Heather Bligh Manchester joined Frauke Godat's group
Thumbnail

AoH in Education

Exchange on how to practice AoH in schools, the education system, non-formal education, etc.
Mar 4, 2014
Heather Bligh Manchester updated their profile
Mar 4, 2014
Heather Bligh Manchester posted photos
Mar 4, 2014
Mary Alice Arthur left a comment for Heather Bligh Manchester
"Lovely to have you join us, Heather!  There are plenty of resources here, have a look at what people are posting, harvesting, offering as events, and more.  Please do add a picture so we can really "see" you here.  And the…"
Mar 4, 2014
Heather Bligh Manchester is now a member of The Art of Hosting
Mar 4, 2014

Profile Information

How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
A dear friend from Germany and mentor from California simultaneously suggested I attend an Art of Hosting in Petaluma, CA in June 2013, after I had just returned to California from living in Northern Ireland for 4 years. I listened to this serendipitous call and participated and then attended this Art of Hosting and one in July 2013 in Medellin, Colombia.
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 had the great opportunity to participate in 3 different Art of Hostings in the Americas. (California, Colombia and Canada) I am a host for an upcoming AOH - The Art of Participatory Leadership: Building Resilient Communities and Organizations in California in March 2014. I would say that I am a starting practitioner. I am experienced in the methods, facilitation and hosting and the theories of change are newer areas of learning.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
I am an educator, trainer, and convener., with over 15 years of experience facilitating participatory leadership, community engagement and peacebuilding programs locally and internationally. A passionate leader who partners with young people and adults to create spaces for meaningful dialogue and increased educational opportunities, in service of supporting more equitable and resilient communities.
I work mainly in the education and non profit (NGO) sectors. I strive to host myself and others in and out of circle in restorative justice work.
Where do you live/work?
I live in Oakland, California and I work throughout rural and urban Northern California and a bit in Ireland.
Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
I am passionate about working in partnership with young people and community, creating spaces for and hearing people's stories, theatre of the oppressed and restorative justice as tools to host change and DANCING!

Heather Bligh Manchester's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (2 comments)

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

Join The Art of Hosting

At 7:41pm on March 5, 2014, Amanda Fenton said…

Hello amazing one! Have fun this week hosting with Chris, Teresa and the crew :)

At 3:43pm on March 4, 2014, Mary Alice Arthur said…

Lovely to have you join us, Heather!  There are plenty of resources here, have a look at what people are posting, harvesting, offering as events, and more.  Please do add a picture so we can really "see" you here.  And the more active all of us are, the more active our community will be. Welcome!

 
 
 

Support the Aoh online community

Contribute to the Art of Hosting online presence by donating here in Euros.

Here you can do a bank transfer, donate in USD and pay with credit card.

Groups

© 2017   Created by Rowan.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service