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Art of Developing Meaningful Conversations at 1st UU Columbus

On the evening of May 19, members of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus gathered with friends to encounter "The Art of Developing Meaningful Conversations," the name given to the Art of Hosting at the church.  (The name was selected by the first sponsoring body, the Leadership Development Committee, in order to appeal more directly to…


Added by Amy Kay Watson on May 20, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Art of Hosting at 1st UU Church in Columbus

I've been talking with folks at my church about AoH and the compatibilities I see between it and the church's goals and values.  As a result, a couple of things have happened so far.

The first and so-far biggest thing is that the leadership development committee asked me to do some leadership training drawing on the Art of Hosting body of knowledge.  We formed a small core host team with myself and two others who are close friends of the church (not quite…


Added by Amy Kay Watson on February 18, 2012 at 4:54pm — 2 Comments

Bringing AoH into a historically command-and-control organization

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…


Added by Amy Kay Watson on January 5, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

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