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Karen Cockerill
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How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
In the book Walk Out Walk On which I finished reading in August 2012
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'm a South African living in Mozambique. I moved here I thought about starying and growing a canoe club. I managed to find a club that had started the process & had funding boats and training athletes for the African Games that were held in Moz in 2011. I've been working with them to help get the sport off the ground in Moz. Once the athletes had competed the games the funding dried up & so the club has been battling to retain these athletes. I've been working with the club to find a new more susstainable apporach and thought of trying the 'let's get the community to do it' approach I'd just read about, instead of us working so hard for something the community is demanding but not necessarily supporting. So we have started workshops with the canoeing athlete's & are trying to get them to buy into th eprocess through their involvement. We still got a long way to go....
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
Building a sustainable Canaoe/Lifesaving Club (Model) for Mozambique (Maputo).
I'm an Industrial Psychologist and would like to use the techniques within my work context
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Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
Development of people
Scenario Planning
Conflict Resolution

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At 8:38pm on August 23, 2012, Mary Alice Arthur said…

Welcome to the Art of Hosting community, Karen! Glad to see you here! Please post a photo when you can so we can really "see" you here. Then join in with all the conversations. You'll find plenty of resources here, too, to help you deepen your practice. And the more you add to your profile, the more the community can learn from you and share with you.


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