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Christopher Baan
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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 attended the AoH Oslo in February 2011 and AoH Karlskrona in March 2011 as part of our thesis research on leadership capacities.

The Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations that Matter appeals to me as a powerful leadership and trust-building approach, as a strategy to convene people holding widely different perspectives and mental models, and as a way to unearth the collective intelligence that is needed in order to face the sustainability challenge.
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)
starting practitioner
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
strategic sustainable development, tri-sector collaboration and innovation, international environmental governance
Where do you live/work?
Utrecht, Netherlands
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Christopher Baan's Blog

The Lotus - A Practice Guide for Authentic Leadership in Strategic Sustainable Development

Dear colleagues and friends,


I'm excited to share with you the synthesised results from research that Phil, Dana and me have been doing the past half year, with the generous help of many of you. We have summarised the results in a Practice Guide for Authentic Leadership in Strategic Sustainable Development, which you can download, read and share here. Also, …


Posted on July 12, 2011 at 4:26am

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At 7:49am on May 7, 2016, Werner Danda said…

Dear Christopher,

Its seems do be a valuable practice guide for selfdriving organzations, congratulation to all. Do you have this guide also in german or is there a source to make this happen?

Thank you for all undertakings

At 5:11pm on March 22, 2011, Nina Paludan-Müller said…
Happy to meet you as well Christopher. And thank you for bringing us together in your house. The weekend has given me many new thoughts and a feeling of stronger hope despite everything :)
At 7:02pm on February 19, 2011, Rowan said…

A very warm welcome Christopher

 Great to have more MSLSers part of the community. Hope you will share your thesis when you have finished.

Hope you find this space useful and will help keeping it alive and vibrant.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to drop me a line.


Warm regards


On behalf of the online hosting team

Rowan Simonsen

At 2:43pm on February 19, 2011, Ria Baeck said…
Welcome to the online community of Art of Hosting! We hope that you find your way around here and that you can learn and contribute.
If you have questions, please ask!

Can we ask to upload a picture? as we like to have 'real' faces here...

With best regards,
for the online hosting team

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