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Shane Hopkinson
  • Mackay, QLD
  • Australia
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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 read about in 'Walk Out, Walk On' and as volunteer president of a grassroots community development NGO called the Regional Social Development Council think it will be a powerful new way of seeing for us.
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 some of AoH techniques with community groups but am pretty new to the practice. It does however resonate strongly with the ethos of our organisation and I hope it will focus our work.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
We have a broad brief to help groups collaborate - but the pressing issues are affordable housing and homelessness, transport across region, and growing income inequality.
Where do you live/work?
Mackay, QLD
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Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
I am also a sociology lecturer in my paid job so my other passion is learning and teaching people who to see the world with a sociological lens.

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At 10:46am on April 22, 2012, Mary Alice Arthur said…

Welcome to the Art of Hosting Ning community, Shane, glad to see you here! Please add a picture, when you can, so we can really see you here, and the more you add to your profile, the more the community can help you & connect to you. There are plenty of resources here, please add your own and join the conversation!

You may also want to get in touch with the Workforce Council in Brisbane, Wallis Westbrook in particular, and see what they next have planned around AoH in Queensland.


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