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AoH Kenya

Welcome to the group of AoH practitioners in Kenya, other African countries and all interested people who want to share experiences with participatory leadership and meaningful conversations!

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Members: 9
Latest Activity: Sep 24, 2015

Harvest document of First AoH training in Kenya

Finally we are proud to present the Harvest document of our small but so beautiful AoH training in Nairobi from 18-20 November 2013:


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Comment by Judith Stemerdink-Herret on September 18, 2015 at 2:52pm

Our fresh AoH practitioners from Kenya, Somalia and Germany!

Comment by Judith Stemerdink-Herret on September 18, 2015 at 2:47pm

Art of Hosting in Kenya invited a 3 Day Learning Journey in exploring ‘How to host and harvest meaningful conversations that matter to our communities’.  35 participants from Kenya, Somalia and Germany followed the invitation and co-created new pathways to the question "How will we collaborate to create safe spaces for healthy conversations among communities in Kenya, Somalia and beyond?"

See more pictures at the Facebook Public Group 'Art of Hosting-Kenya'

Comment by Judith Stemerdink-Herret on July 6, 2015 at 7:40am

Dear all, 

our second AoH Training in Kenya is on 19-21 Aug!

Please join and spread the good news :-)

Comment by Judith Stemerdink-Herret on February 2, 2014 at 3:37pm
AoH Kenya Reflection circle on skype today
+ check out Advanced AoH online course 
+ link with AoH Kenya online community & share your stories on ning
+ share harvest document with friends, family, colleagues etc
+ AoH public event in the Arboretum park is coming
+ skype calls with the mentorship of Linda on monthly basis
+ let's build mate ship and practise together
Comment by Judith Stemerdink-Herret on February 1, 2014 at 5:19pm

Another update:

Michele and me hosted a 2 days AoH "Strategic planning" of the NGO Rafiki wa Maendeleo on the Lake Victoria. Uuuh I was first very nervous, but Michele said we just try something new and will see what is the outcome.....

and the 2 days were wonderful! What a great experience to learn and host at the same time. The final feedback of the people were the biggest gift to me - some examples:

It was a simple and easy way of strategic planning.

Best way ever to generate ideas!

It makes it very easy to implement and be proud to be part of this.

We shared like a family. We have a strong ground to move forward!

I liked the participatory approach and I can talk now about strategic planning without fear!

Thank you for giving us the dream for the next 10 years!

It was simple and stupid! It was the two most powerful days in Rafiki!

Sweet and fruitful strategic process

I am seeing the real Rafiki coming! During the two days everyone was giving ears and we were brothers and sisters.

Comment by Judith Stemerdink-Herret on February 1, 2014 at 5:07pm
Just short update:
The AoH practitioners and some curious friends had a "get together" on Friday, 13 Dec to keep the fire of AoH alive!

Michele, Re’em with her sister, Gawan with friend Msechu, and Bikundo came to the 3 o’clock tea. During sipping juice and tea we exchanged our first experiences with Art of Hosting tools in our jobs. Re’em used a World Café with her students and they liked it very much and would love to have more from it during lectures. Bikundo uses the circle and his favourite questions for check out is “What is the most powerful for you?”. Michele has used the philosophy of AoH in the meetings of her organisation Rafiki and will use AoH to guide the upcoming strategic planning. Gawan liked the feedback from the ProAction Café and found it helpful for his next steps and discussions with his thesis teacher. I shared the draft of the harvest document from Silas and everybody liked it very much. 

Afterwards we had discussions about development issues, political changes in Africa and other topics. During a heavy thunderstorm (it must have hit something in the neighbourhood) we continued talking and we planned to do the next gathering outside in the park soon in January. I suggested we use AoH tools to discuss one upcoming questions and invite others who are interested in AoH but could not come last time to the training.

Comment by Judith Stemerdink-Herret on November 21, 2013 at 2:55pm

A blog entry from Simone as inspiration how we can continue with our common practice in Kenya!

Comment by Judith Stemerdink-Herret on November 21, 2013 at 2:34pm

Thank you Toke!

I will share the harvesting document before Xmas.

Warm regards, Judith

Comment by Toke Paludan Moeller on November 21, 2013 at 12:57pm
Comment by Toke Paludan Moeller on November 21, 2013 at 12:56pm

Congratulations - so glad you had a good time in the learning field.

may your practicing continue to grow good fruit....

:) - kindly toke


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