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Paul Z Jackson
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Paul Z Jackson replied to Liane Fredericks's discussion 'Anyone coming to AIN Berlin 2-6 Oct?' in the group AoH Germany
"Hi Liane Yes, I'll be there, and look forward to cross-pollinating. Cheers, Paul"
Sep 19, 2013
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AoH Germany

There have been three AoH trainings in Germany so far; in Allgäu (Fall '08), at the Hub Berlin (Summer '09), and again in Berlin (Fall '11). Some AoH material in German can be found here.See More
Sep 19, 2013
Paul Z Jackson posted a blog post

12 signs that a conference cares about its participants

Have you wondered what makes the difference between a ho-hum conference and one that leaves you inspired and energised? It can be tough choosing the right events to attend, and you’re always risking your time and your cash. I’ve been particularly lucky with my experiences at the conferences of The Applied Improvisation Network (AIN) and the SOLWorld events, both of which have been flourishing for more than a decade.Here are 12 signs that a conference cares about its participants.1. Music as you…See More
Aug 27, 2013
Paul Z Jackson posted a blog post

Simplicity in a complex world - what does it mean?

A post on the Art of Hosting list asked, ‘What if the art of hosting and harvesting is how to be with complexity in a simple way?’ – which rang a bell!As you may have been vaguely aware, our strapline at The Solutions Focus is ‘Simplicity in a Complex World’. (Does anyone take any notice of straplines or are they simply a way to keep brand gurus employed?)Anyway, we were discussing the choice of straplines in a workshop at the weekend, recalling how simplicity is important so we can be as clear…See More
Feb 27, 2012
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Team Coaching with a Solutions Focus at St Albans, near London, UK

April 23, 2012 to April 24, 2012
Add SF to your body of practice with groups. Open course with Paul Z Jackson & Janine Waldman.  Mention 'Art of Hosting' to get a 10% discount.Date 23-24 April 2012, St Albans, near London, UKA two-day intensive workshop for managers, coaches and all those wishing to enhance their team coaching skillsIf you want to improve team performance, team coaching offers a quick, effective and economical way to get more from your people. Using solutions focus techniques, you will soon have everyone…See More
Feb 8, 2012
Paul Z Jackson commented on Paul Z Jackson's blog post 'How I feel when I've said why I'm here and I'm asked why I'm really here'
"My friend Alan Montague has written a neat blog in response to this too: http://t.co/YgtLAFfc"
Jan 18, 2012
Ria Baeck commented on Paul Z Jackson's blog post 'How I feel when I've said why I'm here and I'm asked why I'm really here'
"Thanks Johnnie. I was sensing something similar - didn't have the words for it yet... a bow to both of you!"
Jan 17, 2012
Johnnie Moore commented on Paul Z Jackson's blog post 'How I feel when I've said why I'm here and I'm asked why I'm really here'
"Thanks, Paul. This post really made me think. I'm still thinking. But I have posted a few semi-coherent thoughts in response on my blog here."
Jan 17, 2012
Ria Baeck commented on Paul Z Jackson's blog post 'How I feel when I've said why I'm here and I'm asked why I'm really here'
"You give me food for thought! I never seen it in this way. I have never seen 'really' as a value, demishing what has been said before... I will think of it next times when I'm sensing into what are right questions to ask in a…"
Jan 16, 2012
Paul Z Jackson posted a blog post

How I feel when I've said why I'm here and I'm asked why I'm really here

In these reflections prompted by the Art of Hosting training at The Burren, I'd like to make some distinctions about the words which facilitators and coaches choose to use.The point is partly about the difference that these words might make with our groups and clients - how they feel about things, which aspects of topics they might most focus on, what in the end they might or might not do differently.And it’s partly about how our language reflects our assumptions. I’m suggesting that some…See More
Jan 15, 2012
Paul Z Jackson added a discussion to the group Art of Hosting in The Burren
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Blog reflections

IntroductionsEarly in the first session of this three-day gathering we are told we’ll do several introductions.  A nice idea that seems consistent with the perspective of hosting: a host at a party will typically need to make many introductions – of people to each other, of topics, of ways in which the event may unfold.These were ‘introduce yourself’ introductions.  And the first was an invitation to say your name and two words people tend to associate with you.  While the phrase ‘poor golfer’…See More
Jan 11, 2012
Paul Z Jackson joined Chris Corrigan's group
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Art of Hosting in The Burren

A space for the ongoing harvest from the January 2012 Art of Hosting training held in The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland.See More
Jan 11, 2012
Benjamin Aaron Degenhart left a comment for Paul Z Jackson
"Hi Paul, welcome to 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…"
Jan 11, 2012
Paul Z Jackson is now a member of The Art of Hosting
Jan 11, 2012

Profile Information

How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
met Chris Corrigan at Applied Improvisation Network conference in 2010. Liked metaphor of hosting.
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)
Experienced practitioner, with applied improvisation, solutions focus, accelerated learning
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
training and development (organisations and individuals)
Where do you live/work?
St Albans, near London, UK
Would you like to share a web address?
http://thesolutionsfocus.co.uk
Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
Applied Improvisation
Solutions Focus
Accelerated Learning
Watford FC

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12 signs that a conference cares about its participants

Have you wondered what makes the difference between a ho-hum conference and one that leaves you inspired and energised? It can be tough choosing the right events to attend, and you’re always risking your time and your cash. I’ve been particularly lucky with my experiences at the conferences of The Applied Improvisation Network (AIN) and the SOLWorld events, both of which have been flourishing for more than a decade.

Here are 12 signs that a conference cares about its…

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Posted on August 27, 2013 at 7:29am — 1 Comment

Simplicity in a complex world - what does it mean?

A post on the Art of Hosting list asked, ‘What if the art of hosting and harvesting is how to be with complexity in a simple way?’ – which rang a bell!

As you may have been vaguely aware, our strapline at The Solutions Focus is ‘Simplicity in a Complex World’. (Does anyone take any notice of straplines or are they simply a way to keep brand gurus employed?)

Anyway, we were discussing the choice of straplines in a workshop at the weekend, recalling how simplicity is important so…

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Posted on February 27, 2012 at 3:58am

How I feel when I've said why I'm here and I'm asked why I'm really here

In these reflections prompted by the Art of Hosting training at The Burren, I'd like to make some distinctions about the words which facilitators and coaches choose to use.

The point is partly about the difference that these words might make with our groups and clients - how they feel about things, which aspects of topics they might most focus on, what in the end they might or might not do differently.

And it’s partly about how our language reflects our assumptions. I’m…

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Posted on January 15, 2012 at 2:44pm — 4 Comments

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At 11:18am on January 11, 2012, Benjamin Aaron Degenhart said…

Hi Paul, welcome to 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. 

Benjamin

 
 
 

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