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Two Loops Activity Notes
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**copied from my email to the email list**Hello friends,Back in September there was a great conversation on this email list about the Two Loops activity. Many people chimed in with perspectives,…Continue

Tags: loops, two

Started this conversation. Last reply by Ria Baeck Jan 5, 2015.

Harvest Website from AoH training in Education, Lithuania

Sharing a post from the email list from James Ede:__________________________Hi Friends,We're excited to share with you the harvest website from the recent AoH training / strategic conversation around…Continue

Tags: weebly, harvest, Lithuania, education

Started Mar 5, 2014

XYBOOM Conference Harvest
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On May 28, 2013 I was part of the conference design team for the second annual XYBOOM Conference held in Vancouver BC. The theme of the conference was "From Intergenerational Tension to Workplace…Continue

Tags: conference, harvest, story, collective

Started this conversation. Last reply by Ria Baeck Oct 19, 2013.

Harvest Townsville-Mackay Medicare Local

A wonderful harvest from the recent AoH in far north Queensland, shared on the email list by Stephen Duns.Continue

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Started Mar 26, 2013


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How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
I learned about the Art of Hosting in May 2010, but have been exposed to or been working with several of the methods for a couple of years already. Always so much to learn!
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)
The Art of Hosting and the Circle Way are woven throughout all aspects of my life.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
Working with groups to design and host community conversations, meetings, retreats and longer-term change and transformation projects. Teaching The Circle Way as a transformational and collaborative meeting and management process. Creating innovative conference experiences to bring more connection and authentic engagement. Co-leading Art of Hosting Participatory Leadership learning experiences.
Where do you live/work?
New Westminster, BC
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Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
Working in small spaces, such as an intimate gathering of women coming together to reflect and renew themselves, or in large spaces such as a 900 person conference event. I love designing and facilitating meetings, gatherings, conferences and more using participatory dialogue processes to create a container for participatory leadership and wise action to emerge.

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Invitation to Transformative Meetings Workshop - New York and Vancouver

Wanted to share this invitation with you all as the early bird pricing for New York is ending this Friday August 22nd and the registration for Vancouver is now open for…

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 3:55am

Designing a Smarter Conclave

From the email list March 2013...

I don’t know if the woman who wrote this article is part of Art of Hosting.  But I found this article from Zocalo Public Square hilarious.  What a brilliant way of using a current event to spread awareness of good group process!  It’s not about AoH per se.  But she does suggest the cardinals start by building relationships and ask new, provocative questions. She has them tell stories and think together in world café.  My favorite line is how…


Posted on March 25, 2013 at 12:59am

Invitation to WOSONOS

As shared on the email list February 2013....

Hello Everyone,
It's been a month since Suzanne sent out the first invitation.
On behalf of the global host team, I would like to again invite all OS participants and practitioners around the world to come to Florida this May to co-create a unique World Open Space on Open Space experience. Yes everyWOSonOS is unique to those who attended it, and so we want to make the…

Posted on March 24, 2013 at 5:15pm

Laboratories for Societal Innovation

Shared on the email list February 2013

Dear friends and colleagues,

I've started a new collaborative research blog on 'laboratories for societal innovation' to share my ongoing Phd research on the same topic. It is still under development but I wanted to open it up for a broader audience.

The blog aims to bring together together the knowledge that is emerging across a diverse community of practitioners that are engaged in…


Posted on March 24, 2013 at 4:43pm

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At 6:48am on February 15, 2012, Ria Baeck said…

Thanks Amanda!

Great that you jump in with this kind of help!!! I will send it out to the wider network when the right timing is there.

With love,


At 5:43am on February 10, 2012, Ria Baeck said…

Waauw! that was quick!!!

Great! I added a few minor points. see attached. I wonder, it would be good to send around so that people who invite others to a group can use it. Are you willing to send it through the AoH emaillist - maybe with a little news about what is happening in your part of the AoH world (you CoP)? Before sending out I would make it a pdf.

Thanks for the contribution!



At 12:40pm on February 9, 2012, Ria Baeck said…

Hello Amanda,

You did something good with making the AoH Ning Helper! Could you make it so that it can be useful for everyone joining the Ning?

Then I would add that people will need to wait a little before they get approved (=making sure that no spam robot is entering our system).

Also that they can follow any conversation (without commenting) by clicking the Follow button. This means they will receive an email when a new comment is posted. Of course, you can always unfollow if you want later.

Would you be willing to do that? That would be a great contribution here!

With love,


At 4:40pm on November 26, 2011, Oonagh O'Connor said…

Very cool. thank you. hope you are well!


At 10:17pm on October 1, 2011, Amy Krymkowski said…
Hey Amanda, so good to connect with you here on this site. I am still learning and discovering this site, woo hoo!  Amy
At 8:23pm on November 19, 2010, Ginny Belden-Charles said…
Thanks for your welcome, Amanda. I'm also looking forward to the learning exchange! Ginny
At 4:56pm on November 14, 2010, Silvia Arwen Angel said…
Hej Amanda this is nice to kow :-).
At 8:25am on November 8, 2010, Lisa Ndejuru said…
Thank you Amanda for making me feel welcome :)
it warms me:)

At 7:46am on November 8, 2010, Nancy Bragard said…
Thanks for your welcoming message, Amanda!
I see you too are "addictede" to learning ... and you're in the right place. It's amazing to see how fast things move in north America. France is moving now too, the old models are being challenged. Not easy for the Cartesian mental model!
I look forward to virtual exchanges in this community!
At 4:57am on November 8, 2010, Catherine Focant said…
Thanks a lot Amanda for this nice welcoming message :-))

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