The Art of Hosting | Suomi Finland

Next Art of Hosting training May 2014 at Otavan Opisto

How do we bring out the best in groups, bring more meaning into our life and work, and foster innovation?

Art of Hosting conversations that matter
In Otavan Opisto, Mikkeli 6th – 8th May  2013
How do we bring out the best in groups, bring more meaning into our life and work, and foster innovation?

A 3-day training in participatory leadership in practice. We will work with, demonstrate, practice and explore how participatory methodologies can be used as a foundation for leadership and learning in groups, teams, communities and organisations.

The Art of Hosting
AOH is based on bringing stakeholders together in conversation in order to find solutions for the common good. When human beings are invited to work together on what truly matters to them, when self organizing space is opened, people will take ownership and responsibility for moving their issues and ideas into wiser actions and innovative solutions that last.

The AOH is more than a training program. It is response to a world that is becoming increasingly complex and fragmented, where solutions and innovations lie not in one leader or one viewpoint, but in the bigger picture of collective intelligence.

The training includes:
•    Hosting conversations as a core leadership and learning practice
•    Participatory processes, methods and tools (such as Circle, World Cafe, Appreciative Inquiry, Theory U, Storytelling and Open Space)
•    Working with questions relevant to your specific context
•    An invitation to a network of learners and practitioners supporting you in your practice

Hosting team
The program will be hosted by a team international and local practitioners, including Monica Nissen, Jan Hein Nielsen, Tanja Korvenmaa, Ville Keränen, Alexandra Boëthius, Hanna-Riikka Tuhkanen, Kirsi Joenpolvi, Ville Venäläinen and Jan-Erik Tarpila.

Who should come?
Leaders, managers, facilitators, trainers, teachers, consultants, social innovators, entrepreneurs, community and youth workers  – This program targets people who are interested in leading and managing their work, their teams and their organisations in more participatory and meaningful ways. Are you are asking:

What conceptions of leadership do we hold?
How may I lead myself so I may lead others?
How do we nourish ‘new leadership’ qualities?
What is needed to transition from individual to group leadership?
How do we create and host spaces for collaborative learning?


AoH Suomi 2013 Invitation (PDF)

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