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Ursula Hillbrand
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  • Bregenz, Vorarlberg
  • Austria
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Art of Hosting Austria - Österreich

The number of practitioners in Austria is growing! We want to get organised in a group here to exchange news, contacts, networks and how we experience hosting in the Austrian culture and context.
Jun 8, 2019
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Apr 25, 2019
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Art of Hosting Training for the Public sector at Schloss Laudon - Freskensaal

June 5, 2019 to June 7, 2019
For German speakers from the public sector who want to learn about the formats and underlying world views of the Art of Hosting and harvesting conversations that matter, including World Café and Pro action Café, and also get an introduction to the powerful way of collaboration through communities of practice.Informationsveranstaltung zu einer neuen Form des partizipativen Gestaltens von Meetings und TagungenInhalt und ZieleIn unserer immer komplexer werdenden Gesellschaft gibt es viele…See More
Apr 14, 2019
Mischa Altmann commented on Ursula Hillbrand's group 'Art of Hosting Austria - Österreich'
"Einladung zum Art of Hosting-Training (28. April - 1. Mai) & Practitioners Tag (1. Mai) im Yspertal Hallo ihr Lieben, ich meld mich aus Kritzendorf bei Wien wo die Vorbereitungen für ein Art of Hosting-Training auf Deutsch Ende des Monats…"
Apr 8, 2019

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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 an immediately applied AoH techniques in the European Commission, Brussels in 2007 with the big support of George Por, and supported the very first training there with Monica Nissen, Phil Cass and Toke Moeller.
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 support, coach, design and host participatory events for beginners or experiences clients. I am an experienced process designer, skillful and subtle host, coach, community builder and pioneer of collaborative practices. For over two decades, I have been supporting teams and individuals at the highest levels of business, politics, non-profit organisations and civil society. 
My clients come to me when they need to go deeper and further in their work than they are able to go alone. They are often leaders seeking a shift or transformation - at an individual, team or organisational level.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
Seeing the big picture, and the potential for evolution. Training others to share their practice and to apply it in every field of live, personal or work related. I specialise on creating a "community muscle", train the thinking as and for the collective. True sensing and sourcing deeper. I am a natural connector.
Where do you live/work?
Bregenz, Vorarlberg, Austria
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Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
Connecting fearlessly communities with diverse backgrounds. Creating trust and a safe space. Collective story harvest instead of penal discussion. Making any training participatory also in the academic world. My passion are Salons, salon talks, salon events, salon research. I am hosting my own salons and those of other people.

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Co-Creation of a library and adding to the competence field of hosting practices in Bregenz

Dear mates,

We have started a library of books and manuals on New Ways of working and living, Hosting Self and others, sustainable living and working and related subjects in our event place Bregenzer Salon, Austria.

If you are an author or friends with one, and have an extra copy to donate, a

second hand book or a new one you 'd like to give away for the sheer love of

contributing, they can…


Posted on December 13, 2011 at 2:13pm

Art of Hosting Song

For one of our recent AoH Practice days I trained this song with a little spontaneous choir, so we could sing it together with the whole group as a check-out activity. It had a really good effect, and the participants asked to do it over and over...The good thing was the melody everyone knew, so pleople could really join in and open up to the words. After a day like this the content connection did the rest...


So here is the text for alterations and adaptations to any…


Posted on February 1, 2011 at 12:58pm — 2 Comments

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At 5:13pm on September 18, 2015, Irene Gleirscher said…

Liebe Ursula, hallo! Schön, hier dabeisein zu dürfen. Freu mich schon darauf, in Ruhe alles zu entdecken. Liebe Grüße Irene

At 4:10am on April 10, 2014, Vincent De Waele said…

Thanks Ursula, I am eager to start discovering everything here. I am convinced that this will improve and support my practice in many ways.

Warm regards,


At 8:42pm on April 9, 2014, Broni Doran said…

Thanks Ursula. I am so excited to be part of this community. I feel this is the start of a great collaboration! What a wonderful way for all of us the connect around the world with one intention! I am writing a book which will include the theory that I use in my Philosophy Community of Inquiry classes and also Mind Maps of the learning that my students (teenagers) have created together.Greetings to all!

At 1:26pm on March 5, 2014, fiona savage said…

Hi Ursula,

Thanks for the connection I am really keen to become involved and happy to have a SKYPE call if that helps.

cheers fiona 

At 3:57am on February 11, 2014, Edwin Rutsch said…

thanks for the greeting Ursala,

will do..

see more about Empathy Circles here.

At 6:01pm on February 7, 2014, Mariona I. VIDAL PLANELLS said…
Thanks Ursula
Yes I found Barcelona AoH and I contact with him
At 1:57pm on February 2, 2014, Gerardo de Luzenberger said…

thanks Ursula - nice to receive tips and suggestons on how to get the most from this communnity. Grazie


At 2:25pm on December 30, 2013, Ana Raducanu said…

Hello, Ursula! Thank your for the welcome. I am currently on-boarding and looking forward to join the conversations.

All the best,


At 3:56pm on December 21, 2013, carlos antonio fairfield cardoso said…

Hi Ursula,

Thanks for you tips.

Big Hug


At 10:51am on December 20, 2013, carlos antonio fairfield cardoso said…

Hello Ursula,

Thanks for your welcome message.

Uploaded already a profile image and some more photos of the activities I creat and apply with children mainly, but also with adults. Dont have much photos of the work with adults though. 

Looking forwar to understand and connect with the Art of Hosting Community. 

Are there any event's schedule for Portugal or are there any Portuguese that you know of in the community?

Big Hug and all the best



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