The Art of Hosting

John Spady
  • Seattle, WA
  • United States
Share on Facebook MySpace
  • Blog Posts
  • Conversations
  • Events
  • Groups
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos

John Spady's Friends

  • Manfred Hellrigl
  • Christy Lee-Engel

John Spady's Page

Profile Information

How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
From member profile of Manfred Hellrigl whom I have met before.
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 consider myself to be between an experienced practitioner and a steward of "the craft" :-)
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
Extending the benefits of the "Wisdom Council" technique that was articulated and developed by Jim Rough. Taking the conclusions from any one Wisdom Council and using them to involve the broader community in dialogue and deliberation about those issues.
Where do you live/work?
I live in Seattle but I work with collaborating partners everywhere
Would you like to share a web address?
Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
More links: (rolling out in March, 2012)

I am a supporting member of the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (, and also a lifetime member of the International Association for Public Participation ( and

Comment Wall (2 comments)

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

Join The Art of Hosting

At 9:35pm on February 5, 2012, Christy Lee-Engel said…

Hello John, I add my welcome to Benjamin's! There are actually quite a few people in Seattle who are part of the Art of Hosting community (not sure how many are using this ning site yet - now I am curious about that, and shall have to go investigate). Also, from your work with Jim Rough, I think you must know Rosa Zubizarreta, whom I have had the pleasure of getting to know over the past couple of years?

At 6:01am on February 4, 2012, Benjamin Aaron Degenhart said…

Hi John, welcome to you in this Online Community! 

If you upload a profile picture i can add you to our collage.

Here are plenty of good ressources and conversations - may this space be meaningful for you and inspire your contribution.


Please don't hesitate to ask Mary Alice or me if you have questions about this site. We are hosting this online space these days. 



© 2024   Created by Rowan.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service