How can we be in learning together to deepen our connections?
A COMMUNITY GATHERING | BALLINA, NSW | 28-31 JULY 2016
Around 25 people from throughout Australia and beyond (Ireland!) came together for the first gathering of Art of Hosting and other practitioners at South Ballina in 2016. Here is a little bit about the gathering below. Take a look at our harvest by clicking on the buttons.
It was a rich experience, of learning, sharing and deep connection. Enjoy, and we hope you will join us next time!
A group of friends from around Australia and internationally, have felt the call to host themselves and others working in movements for change in Australia.
We warmly invite practitioners of Art of Hosting and other inclusive change methods and movements, to be together in community. You are invited to 3 days of good conversation, storytelling, deeper connection, learning, sharing and fun – using Art of Hosting / Participatory Leadership practices as a way for being together.
Some of us are longing to feel better connected (with old and new mates), to learn and share from each other, and strengthen our individual and collective networks. It’s not always easy in such a big country! So, we called a gathering with a clear intention of doing just that.
So, if you are an Art of Hosting practitioner, if you have experienced participatory methods and want to learn more, or if you are a practitioner of or interested in other practices that contribute to a better world - please join us!
We know there are people in every state of Australia, and across the seas, who are committed to more human ways of working together. So come, bring your offerings, your wicked questions and yourselves.
Our calling question: How can we be in learning together to deepen our connections? The hosting team has used a co-creative process to sense into what our purpose is for this gathering - and we offer this question as an invitation or ‘call’ into our time together. We will spend more time over the next months in conversation together, sensing into a good flow for the weekend - the lightest structure to support diversity and good conversation.
Anyone else is very welcome to step up to host parts of the weekend - we hope this will be a co-created event!
A light flow We are proposing to use Circle Practice as our basic operating system, and will use Open Space Technology during our days together - and co-create our agenda. Click on the links to find out more!
We have ideas, not yet fully formed, about how the days might be. There could be opportunities for storytelling, Flow Game, wicked conversations on any topics you might hold, time in nature or other happiness-making activities, either within the light framework of Open Space, or outside.
Thursday 28 July - 2pm Opening circle
Friday 29 & Saturday 30 July - Morning check-in circle, Open Space sessions throughout day, followed by sharing back and evening check-out circle
Sunday 31 July - what have we noticed, what have we learned, and what are we grateful for? And closing circle, finishing after a farewell lunch by 2pm
Team Dee Brooks, currently roaming Australia; Fiona Malcolm, Brisbane; Jane Geltch, Brisbane; Frank Martin; Sunshine Coast Qld; Mel Geltch, Brisbane; Pam Burley, Warwick Qld and Jools Hamilton, Ireland. Click on our photos to go to our LinkedIn pages.