I finally took my walk with Freddie – my sweet kairos protector - who stood in front of the Apothiki looking directly at me as I sat at my computer – saying it was now time to go. He had not had his morning walk. I was in no mood to go – and anyway, he had gone hurtling out of the door to visit the neighbours. It was after all an hour later than his usual excursion as I had overslept due to finally getting to sleep in the early hours of…
A poem I wrote recently. Inspired by many people and many learnings. I like it as invitation to open to the new of who we are and can be.
Added by Tenneson Woolf on February 3, 2012 at 10:54pm — No Comments
This webinar series hosted by The Lotus will begin on February 16th and run for 5 weeks. It is the first part in series of two.
We will be discussing the interior aspects of leadership and how to leverage your self as a change agent, be fully yourself and perceive beyond cognition alone.
Please go to …
Added by Dana Pearlman on January 27, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments
A dying system and
a new Eco-System
wanting to be born.
no pain killers.
Anyway, we don't want
to numb this pain.
It's growing pain
forcing us to think
of something that
does not yet exist.
I can almost feel…Continue
Bridging Now and Then
All that is still to be
And has Become
Sung with Heart-full breath
Beyond the Self
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…Continue
We – human Beings, humanity – are at a crossroads that holds profound choice. Do we go this way or that? Do we stay on the path we are on… or choose another? Do we let go, open up, walk out… walk on?
All are possible. All are choices. Yet what choice provides the greatest flow, the greatest service, the greatest potential? How do we discern? How do we find the courage to say YES – and move… in order to place ourselves well?…Continue
Added by Sarah Whiteley on January 14, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Hi Everyone! I hope this message finds you all spectacularly well : )
After a great 3day gathering in Copenhagen for the Art of Hosting Learning Village this last month here is some web visual harvest!
Thanks to all who were there! It was an incredible event for many reasons. A deeper sense of…Continue
Added by marco valente on January 8, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments
I've found a "mate" among my coworkers! *relief*. We had a design meeting today and prepared for a conference call with the rest of our team, which will take place tomorrow.
She had said something in a conference call yesterday that made me think that a hosted conversation and attention to harvest would help, so I offered to help her design the meeting. I sent her a handful of pages out of our AOH journal (the Columbus 2011 journal, pages 26-29, 42-45) to look over…Continue
Added by Amy Kay Watson on January 5, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
Ecovillages act as research and training centres for sustainable development within wider society. Alongside the abundance of networking opportunities and the flow of inspiration within and between participants, the hosting Eco-Valley Foundation will serve as a living example and field of practice for the themes of this year’s conference:
10.-13. July 2012, Eco-Valley Foundation, Hungary
Added by Jonathan on December 20, 2011 at 1:32am — No Comments
Hello Art of Hosting community!
November I joined the AoH training in Vorarlberg, Austria and realized from the first day "I'm home!". It was like having a name for what I've been practicing and feeling since. In the following weeks I've been diving deeper into Art of Hosting accompanied by a wave of hostings and conversations that mattered. As a result of these flow and also referring to some puzzling happenings which occurred in the field after the training, a clear picture emerged,…Continue
Added by Sabine Graber on December 15, 2011 at 6:18am — No Comments
We have started a library of books and manuals on New Ways of working and living, Hosting Self and others, sustainable living and working and related subjects in our event place Bregenzer Salon, Austria.
If you are an author or friends with one, and have an extra copy to donate, a
second hand book or a new one you 'd like to give away for the sheer love of
contributing, they can…
Added by Ursula Hillbrand on December 13, 2011 at 2:13pm — No Comments
Added by Dana Pearlman on December 5, 2011 at 6:51pm — No Comments
"There are Cracks in the Ice!!"
“Don’t worry, we’re fast climbers!”
We had seen the forecast and knew we needed to get to the base of the ice climb early.
As a staff team of Outdoor educators, we were in training in the Scottish Highlands learning the winter arts of ice-climbing, skiing and winter mountaineering. We were excited as this year – 1985 - held the best conditions for years. Glistening, thick snow, cold…Continue
Creating Holistic Learning Experiences and Teaching Sustainable Lifestyle
A holistic training experience for all staff in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the living and learning place 'Ecovillage of Sieben Linden'
10/06/2012 - 17/06/2012
We are excited to offer a EU wide workshop opportunity for professionals in the field of sustainability where real life examples, hands on training, action learning and…
Added by Jonathan on November 25, 2011 at 4:03am — No Comments
I've been hosting conversations among young leaders at a Big Four accounting firm, holding space for them to develop a greater sense of self-leadership--it has been a living laboratory for me...and a dream-like environment to do this kind of work in...but most grateful for the new relationships and deep bonds being formed....
Added by Kevin A. Johnson on November 23, 2011 at 10:31am — No Comments
Check-in and check-out processes are not just frivolous time wasters in our meetings. If they feel that way, something is probably missing.
Wicked questions help shape powerful processes. The shaping of questions in a thoughtful, purposeful and intentional manner increases the likelihood of them being powerful. This is the second post on powerful questions, the first one contained general thoughts about…Continue
Added by Kathy Jourdain on November 16, 2011 at 12:17pm — No Comments
One of the most asked questions at, and after, any Art of Hosting training is about the questions. Developing powerful questions is a crucial element to creating the conversational space we are seeking. People are…Continue
Added by Kathy Jourdain on November 16, 2011 at 12:16pm — No Comments
Chaordic Stepping Stones: Notes
Name derived from Dee Hock, Visa CEO; embracing chaos and creative order.
When individual purpose becomes social (event and process planning)
Nine steps of project management
Need, purpose, principles, people—the first four steps; collectively, the invitation; iterative.
•Create buzz, excitement with the invitation; pitch it
•Articulate your need; if the need isn’t valid, pressing, relevant, you have no…
Added by Charles Thrasher on November 7, 2011 at 12:26pm — No Comments
Cynefin: Welsh word for the place of multiple belonging
•Cause and effect relationships easily identified
•Stable, repeatable conditions
Methodology: Sense making > categorize > respond
•Cause and effect relationships obscure, complicated
•Realm of expert advice
• Multiple potential solutions requiring domain expertise
Added by Charles Thrasher on November 7, 2011 at 12:24pm — No Comments