How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
The Center for Integrative Leadership at the U of M was offering an Art of Hosting Training for U of M faculty and staff in summer 2011. I was intrigued because I knew some of the people already involved and they spoke highly of the experience but also because I believe in the power of relationships in my professional and personal work and my understanding of the Art of Hosting was that it was largely based on the same premise.
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 have used many of the practices of AOH previously in my teaching at the U of M. Mainly learning circles, world cafes and open space. What was extremely helpful was the way AOH provided a blend all of these practices together and offered some meta level teaching on the frameworks and thinking that drives the practices. I would consider myself a starting practitioner.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
Community and civic engagement specifically between University and Community and working with undergraduates.
Where do you live/work?
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Great to hear you're using these practices in the U of M!
Maybe you can upload a profile picture? then i'll 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.