How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
The National Story Telling Network -- 1/17/14 -- a colleague shared the link for a guest storyteller on story harvesting - Mary-Alice Arthur from New Zealand - who shared a link to the ropes game -- from there I discovered the Art of Hosting. Thank you.
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'm a social psychologist who works with corporate, not for profit, and educational groups to explore what matters to them, build community, and create what they most want to create together. We use open space, world cafe. appreciative inquiry, and story gathering with clients and in the courses we convene on creative collaboration and conflict resolution at Stevens Institute of Technology and Columbia University. I've been in the field for about twenty years.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
Creativity and innovation
Creative Abrasion - Conflict Resolution
Where do you live/work?
New Jersey/ New York City (clients primarily in the U.S.)
Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
Currently loving exploring improvisation techniques applied to leadership and leadership development
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Hello, Pamela, and welcome to the Art of Hosting community! Glad to see you here. Post a photo when you can so we can really "see" you here. Then join in with all the conversations. You'll find plenty of resources here, too, to help you deepen your practice. And the more you add to your profile, the more the community can learn from you and share with you. We hope you will find value in exchanging in this virtual community!