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Ria Baeck
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  • Kortenaken - Vlaanderen
  • Belgium
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On stewarding

from email exchanges, summer 2017:Toke Paludan Møller <> wrote:On the Art of stewarding.Friends, these are my reflections…Continue

Tags: stewardship, stewarding, steward

Started Aug 8

Open tenders for AoH trainings

From the emaillist, Aug.2017:Dear friends,This might be a bit of a strange request/question but it makes sense to me to place it here amongst this diverse group of stewards and matesHave you or How…Continue

Tags: collaboration, competition, tender

Started Aug 7

Self-management & public administration -> AoH practitioners as artists

A thread on the AoH emaillist that is worth keeping - many great topics were raised!!!!July 2017: Tatiana Glad <>…Continue

Tags: Laloux, Wilber, eurocentric, institutions, public

Started Aug 2

Working with CEO's - boards

copied from the emaillist, early '16:Hello Hosts, I am going to host a 2 day retreat of 4 CEOs (all guys) of 2 companies (1 is holding, 1 is subsidiary company). They basically had the question:…Continue

Tags: Sinek, circle, appreciative, inquiry, SImon

Started Feb 20, 2016


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Hello Art of Hosting friends!

Together with Rowan I am your Art of Hosting Community Coordinator and Host!
You may have received an invitation to join this online community and maybe a note of welcome from me; or somebody else who invited you. This is a self-directing and self-organising community and there will be many others who are also caring for this online space. Maybe you?
If you need anything, or have any questions, if you are being disturbed by anyone here or notice something we should be aware of, please contact Rowan or myself (you can leave a comment here or send me an email). Thanks!

I hope you enjoy yourself here and share and learn a lot!

Latest Activity

Ria Baeck replied to Chris Connolly's discussion 'Inspiring examples of large, multi-day online gatherings'
"Look here: email list is called 'list serve' with love, Ria"
Nov 10
Ria Baeck replied to Chris Connolly's discussion 'Inspiring examples of large, multi-day online gatherings'
"Hello Chris,Sad to say, but this online forum isn't used much... better to post your question on the emaillist and/or on the FB group. More people will read it there, and you will get more answers! With love,Ria"
Nov 10

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How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
I did my first Art of Hosting training in The Netherlands in 2005, and called and organised the first one in Belgium in 2006; followed by a next one in 2008. There was an immediate feeling, that this was what I had to do and connect with.
Since 2009 we are building a Community of Practice in Vlaanderen/Flanders, the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. We did an AoH Training, but are now experimenting with Open Learning Days around a specific theme (Participation, Transition), which are quite succesful.
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)
The art of hosting conversations runs through my whole life; and is everywhere present in the work that I do - which has many faces. I'm one of the Stewards of this AoH network, and I'm fascinated by what is the energetic of what we do - what are we doing when we are holding space? This evolved into a circle of stewards which are holding the energetic core of the network; still very new and fresh in this network.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
I have three fields of passion: supporting the AoH work in Belgium/Flanders; hosting the whole of the network and its knowledge; and connecting research and building research capacity within the network.
Where do you live/work?
I live in Belgium and work wherever I am called.
Would you like to share a web address?
Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
I'm interested and fascinated by everything that is 'on the edge', but always in an embodied way. This has initiated Women Moving the Edge, out of which slowly is a book emerging...

Ria Baeck's Blog

Reflections after revolution in Spain

Shared by Toke Moeller, after Agota Rsuza had written a report on the AoH emaillist about what she experienced in Madrid, on May 21, 2011.
Thank you Agota for sharing this moment in Madrid.....with us. 
It inspires me to let some words from the heart flow....
Transformation thru listening
Thru circle
Thru opening the space
in The squares
In The Streets 
In The minds
In The…

Posted on May 23, 2011 at 5:48am

Lessons from a Journey of Collaboration

“Building Together for Our Children”: Lessons from a Journey of Collaboration
I enjoyed reading this report of insights and learnings by Marianne Knuth, of a process she facilitated in South Africa. It was posted (Dec 9th, 2010) on the…

Posted on January 29, 2011 at 2:40pm

Practical Mystics

Posted on December 24, 2010 at 9:27am

The Art of Weaving

I came across a nice blog post on the Art of Weaving; really worthwhile reading!

Here is one of the first paragraphs:

"Weaving, the principal leadership practice in Network Organizing, is an intentional practice of helping people connect to information, opportunity, each other and, most importantly, their own personal power. Weavers do this by opening new…


Posted on December 18, 2010 at 4:09pm

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At 8:00am on February 26, 2015, Lara said…

Dag Ria,

ja, ik was op de 3daagse in Planica, Slovenia vorig jaar. En ik heb ervan genoten. In zekere zin is m'n AoH leerreis heel erg verbonden met dat mooie land aan de andere kant van de Alpen. Ik stuur je dadelijk mn adres, dan kan je me op die geheimzinnige lijst zetten :) Hartelijke groet, L

At 6:10pm on February 24, 2015, Lara said…

Over dadelen gesproken...

Ken je timerepublik al? Dat is ook een startend netwerk, zoals dadelen, maar dan wereldwijd, met minuten ipv dadels :) Ik vindt vooral leuk dat het zo internationaal is. Helaas hebben ze in't het aanbod 'facilitator, procesbegeleider, etc. -nog- niet opgenomen. 

At 6:07pm on February 24, 2015, Lara said…

Dag Ria,

dat ken ik :) we ontmoetten elkaar daarna trouwens nog kort op de Dadel-dag in het Kaaitheater...

je mag me zeker toevoegen aan de lijst van activelingen in Vlaanderen. Ik woon nog tot eind maart in Spanje, en daarna vertrek ik naar Duitsland, maar ik kom nog vaak (en graag) naar 'huis'. Ik wil de komende tijd heel graag meer ontwikkellen en vooral-doen- met AoH en je mag me ook zeker contacteren als je helpende handen (& hart & hoofd) nodig hebt!

groet, Lara

At 5:00am on July 24, 2012, Anne Guillaume said…

Thank you. Good to hear from you - hoping you're doing well !

Have a nice summer. 


At 11:53am on July 20, 2012, Sophie Lijnen said…

Hallo Ria, Dank je wel voor de groepslinken. En ja, ik probeer me inderdaad uit te drukken in het NL ;-)



At 3:56am on February 15, 2012, Amanda Fenton said…

Looks great! Here is the PDF... please feel free to email it out to the listserv (I would love to let Chris tell the broader community about the CoP; it has been close to his heart for much longer than me).




At 1:34am on February 10, 2012, Amanda Fenton said…

Hi Ria! Have a look at the attached - let me know if that captured your ideas? And please do post it wherever it would be helpful.

AoH Ning Helper



At 6:57am on January 21, 2012, Marc-Antoine Sammarcelli said…

Hello Ria,

I had to clean my blog.

That's why I deleted an article talking about Pro Action Café.

But if you want, I can send it to you.

I Still have this article on my blog :


At 12:04pm on December 28, 2011, Marc-Antoine Sammarcelli said…

Hello Ria,

I Have troubles with my blog and I'll tell you when it works again.


At 2:25pm on December 16, 2011, Agota Eva Ruzsa said… skype is agotahungary...


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