How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
My friend Leslie Toope encouraged me to join the training in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada in April 2009.
The people, the conversations, the self and other propelled sparks that ignite interests and idea's into new relationships and action.
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)
Am familiar with many of the various techniques employed (AI, Open Space, World Cafe etc) but still exploring and learning about the deeper essence I suspect. Have been facilitating groups with a popular education, interactive bent for a good 25 + years. AoH feels aligned with that and hopefully has the potential to expand my approaches. I am currently seeking ways to incorporate more creativity and the arts into my work. I find such approaches often surfaces fresh insights and surprise...and simply colour, imagery and beauty to our conversations.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
Bonjour Linda! Je suis désolée, je ne réponds qu'aujourd'hui à ton mail... Je ne viens pas assez souvent sur le ning... Bien sûr, tu es la bienvenue dans le groupe francophone! On est content de voir le network s'étendre dans le monde francophone, et bien évidemment, l'anglais est aussi permis!
Bien à toi, bonne journée ... et peut-être à bientôt!