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Steven Byers
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How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
2006 or 2007 the Whidbey Institute. I was drawn to AoH because of my interest in The World Cafe and Open Space.
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 feel that I'm an experienced practitioner, and I aspire to be a steward.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
Strengthening families to prevent child abuse and neglect; compassionate community; food justice
Where do you live/work?
Olympia, WA
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Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
Systems thinking, adaptive leadership, kayaking, gardening, food justice

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ALIA 2014 Summer Leadership Intensive

Greetings and thanks!

I'm very happy to start talking about the ALIA Summer Leadership Intensive gathering that will take place in Tacoma, Washington in June 2014 at Pacific Lutheran University. The design is complete and details are being filled in. Please take a look at the program here, and then think seriously about your own leadership development. What do you need? What would you like to develop further? Where and…


Posted on January 8, 2014 at 5:23pm

Prayer for Bear

A prayer for OSR 17.doc

At the recent AoH retreat on Bowen Island, I read this prayer from the book "In the Bear's House" (by N. Scott Momaday) as part of the closing one afternoon. The whole citation is in this document, which I prepared for the newest OSR cohort a month ago.

Posted on October 10, 2010 at 12:45am

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At 2:18am on October 12, 2010, Amanda Fenton said…
Great to be here - thanks for the welcome!

Do you have that link to the Harvest listserv you mentioned? Many thanks in advance...

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