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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 am an Action learning moderator since 2008. In Luxembourg at the time, the AoH and Al communities were very linked.
I had my formal AoH training in Luxembourg in April 2011 with Tim, Tatiana, and Rainer, whom I knew from before.
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)
Experienced practionner & Steward (defined as somebody regularly co-hosting trainings for practitionners).
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
I do mostly training seminars and Strategic emergence seminars, ie when a group tries to decide on the broad lines of its future (minimum one full day). Also some team building days when there is a purpose. In 2014 I started working as an internal consultant - supposedly on a part-time basis :-)
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Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
Reading- Karate - Music

François Thunus's Blog

Burning an eternal flame ?

It is only fair that this post echoed the title of the previous one. After all, it was the root cause of a funny happening.

But i'm getting ahead of myself.

I'm just back from a two days gathering in Bruxelles, bringing together some 70-80 practionners from across the EU Commission and then some. The external practionners were mostly people who have been accompanying the process at the Commission (the usual suspects: Ria, Tatiana, Maria S. from Greece, etc) or have a link with…


Posted on May 15, 2014 at 4:04pm — 3 Comments

Keeping the flame alive

For many of us, once past the initial woaw of discovering participatory leadership, there comes a time when we despair to make it work - because we soon find out that the rest of the world hasn't caught up with us yet.

Keeping the flame alive is not an easy task, and yet we need to do it because it is the only way forward.

Soon or later, our efforts will pay - we just need to hang on and make sure we're still around when they do.

Here are some…


Posted on March 29, 2014 at 6:52am — 1 Comment

Toke about AoH in a nutshell

I came across this 2 month old interview of Toke in Wien.

(Hope the posterous embedding works!).

It's about 15 minutes and as usual extremely interesting.

The AoH in a nutshell part itself is the first 7-8…


Posted on February 23, 2013 at 5:24am

Understanding Intercultural Communication

I came across a post today which made me laugh, because it is soooo much déjà vu - been there, done that several times, and get biten over and over again.

I think all of us working in multilingual/multicultural environment will recognize friends and / or situations.

At the same time, this needs to be stressed over and over again, lest we should forget.

So without further ado:…


Posted on February 19, 2013 at 5:00pm

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At 6:37pm on May 19, 2014, Mary Alice Arthur said…

Waving from London (aka Suitcaseland) -- actually I AM planning for my suitcase to land this year.  Nomading from a base sounds just perfect right now!

At 1:58pm on November 25, 2012, Nancy Bragard said…

Bienvenue parmi nous dans le groupe francophone! Groupe qui grandit à chaque AoH en français ... et même en dehors. Je vais bientôt poster une méta récolte de notre dernier séminaire, watch out...


At 5:49am on November 24, 2012, Nancy Bragard said…

Hello François and welcome to the Art of Hosting ning! Be sure to upload a picture so we can see you! And you'll find many essential conversations going on here, upcoming events, etc. Et on serait RAVI de te compter parmi ceux du groupe AoH francophone! A toi de voir. En tous cas, bienvenue et à bientôt sur les ondes!


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