The Art of Hosting | Suomi Finland

Next Art of Hosting training May 2014 at Otavan Opisto

About the training

… through the Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations that matter
Mikkeli, Finland, May 8th – 10th 2014

This is a 3-day training in participatory leadership in learning hosting. We will explore ways of collaboration through the Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations. Initiating and hosting conversations that matter is a core leadership competence that leads to significant change at both individual and collective levels.

What is Art of Hosting
Art of Hosting is a global community of practitioners using integrated participative change processes, methods, maps and planning tools to engage groups and teams in meaningful conversation, deliberate collaboration, and group-supported action for the common good.

What does this mean in practice?
The 3 days training will include both theoretical content and experiential learning.  We will work with, demonstrate, practice and explore how participatory methodologies can be used as a foundation for collaborative leadership and learning in groups, teams, communities and organizations.

The training includes:

  • Experience of hosting as a core leadership practice
  • Methods, tools, practices as well as theory and stories
  • Support for the work of involving others in meetings, projects, education and decisions
  • A touch to a network of learners and practitioners

Participants will learn to:

  • Design and lead powerful conversations and meetings that result in clearer thinking, intelligent solutions and group coherence
  • Initiate interactive processes to generate fresh thinking, create trust and create shared commitment to wiser actions
  • Fundamental organizing patterns that invite profound shifts in how we can live and work together
  • Grow your ability to make a positive contribution

You can explore and practice methods like:

  • World Café
  • Open Space Technology
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Storytelling
  • Circle Practice
  • Chaordic Stepping Stones
  • 5 Breaths of Design
  • Harvesting

You are welcome to spread the word!
AoH Finland 2014 Invitation