What becomes possible when we live deeply in community and the Four-Fold practice?
Welcome to the 1st AoH Learning Village in Asia!
March 15-21, 2020
Hoi An, Vietnam
Website invitation & registration
We are pleased to invite the international Art of Hosting community to gather in March 2019 for a week of co-creation in a multicultural and multigenerational setting in the beautiful nature of Hoi An, Vietnam.
A Learning Village is a co-created community where we gather to reflect on our questions, inspire and learn from each other, start collaborations, support each other's projects, and strengthen our relationships through our conversations and stories. And it's also a space where we can just relax and host ourselves, retreating from our daily work that can be quite demanding, and take time to enjoy nature and the presence of our mates, old and new.
This is an invitation for hosting practitioners to deepen our understanding and practice of being in community (the fourth of the Four-Fold practice). We will have learning tracks and plenty of space to exchange experiences and learn from our practices. Therefore participatory methods will be used often, but not taught. You are welcome to invite friends and colleagues who have not yet joined an Art of Hosting training if you sense that they are living in the Four-fold practice. And please be clear that this will not be an introduction to the Art of Hosting.
We hope that some Australian practitioners will consider contributing to the Asian and international field by joining the Learning Village next March.
How can we harness the power of generative conversation to create the future and the world we desire?
11-13 September 2019
n an era of increasing complexity and unending challenge, it is easy to become overwhelmed, disheartened and divided. More than ever, our world needs conversations that draw on collective wisdom for better outcomes.
Many of us are looking for new ways to contribute our energy and ideas, unite diverse voices and seize every opportunity to contribute to solutions. Generative conversations are conversations that bring diverse voices together to generate and support new and innovative actions.
Training in The Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations that Matter (also known as the Art of Participatory Leadership) offers simple and powerful participatory practices, patterns and processes to host generative conversations. These approaches have been used effectively in diverse contexts worldwide to harness collective wisdom, encourage compassionate leadership, and create better social and environmental outcomes.
We warmly invite you to join our growing community of practice, for this engaging three-day training event. Together we can discover how we can create and host spaces for collaborative conversations that generate wise action – in our institutions, organisations, communities and families.
Canberra & Brisbane | February 2019
Graphic facilitation, or visual harvesting, is a powerful way to engage groups of all contexts, and support shared understanding and learning in an inclusive way.
Anne Madsen, a KaosPilot graduate and Art of Hosting practitioner from Denmark, brings her years of experience as a participatory leadership designer, host and graphic facilitator to this two day workshop. Her model of learning and workshop style is engaging, powerful, enjoyable and useful!
Not just for visual practitioners, this workshop will show you how to bring visuals into your work with others, whether in a school, boardroom, community project, or multi-stakeholder initiative.
Canberra: 4-5 February 2019
Brisbane: 11-12 February 2019
The art of preparing the field for collaboration that matters
HOW DO WE CREATE THE CONDITIONS FOR GENERATIVE COLLABORATION?
HOW DO WE SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS TO ORGANISE AND DO THEIR BEST WORK TOGETHER?
So many situations in our lives demand that we collaborate, and do it well. Never before have our collective efforts been so needed or the outcomes so critical.
While each of us have a responsibility to develop our individual skills and capacities, our visions of the future will only be realised through teams, organisations, communities and societies. It’s time to look behind the scenes at the nature of organising and collaborating.
Groundwork is both a personal and collective practice for strengthening collaboration which can be integrated and applied to any aspect of life.
The purpose of this 2.5-day Groundwork training is to build our individual and collective capacities to collaborate more effectively and with more powerful results. We will explore and deepen the elements of Groundwork practice through a framework called the Foundations of Powerful Collaboration. We will apply this to projects and initiatives that participants are already working with.
Canberra - 6-8 February 2019
Brisbane - 13-15 February 2019
What becomes possible when we consciously surf the waves together?
3.5 DAY RESIDENTIAL TRAINING
MINJERRIBAH - NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND
21-24 OCTOBER 2018
Our organisations, communities, and families are full of change, complexity and big challenges. Many of us are looking for new ways to thoughtfully surf these waves together.
The Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations that Matter training offers simple and powerful participatory practices, patterns and processes that enable us to listen deeply to each other and take wise action to meet our challenges.
We warmly invite you to join us for a 3.5 day training event on beautiful Minjerribah - North Stradbroke Island - where the Quandamooka people have surfed the waves of history and reclaimed their cultural heritage, and the island’s natural beauty is celebrated and cherished by its community.
You're encouraged to register and book accommodation early, as it's festival time on the island!
We hope to see you there.
Photo: Neil Davidson. See more of his amazing images on Instagram @neildatallguy
Tuesday 22 May
What would it take to bring your teamwork to the next level, gain new perspectives on challenging issues, create shared understanding or a different quality of relationship?
Explore the Flow Game with your team
Tuesday 22 May 2018, 9am-1pm
Riverside Receptions, New Farm
$660 per team
The Flow Game is a powerful tool for creating an interactive reflection, dialogue and action space for groups, teams and individuals. Working through a game is a simple and unique way for teams of people to work with common questions, issues or challenges, and gain a fresh perspective and wise action.
It can be extremely useful for team integration, setting common ways of working, and working through purpose and values, long-standing challenges or future strategies. Whether your team is new, or already formed, or whether you are a leadership team, Board, or department or project team, volunteer or paid - the Flow Game can be powerful.
This is a rare opportunity to experience the Flow Game in an
organisational context at a greatly discounted price, and a well hosted and supported environment.
Your team (or teams) of 4-6 players will play with your own purpose and question, adapted to your own need and context. An experienced Flow Host will host your game, with the support of Mary Alice Arthur, an international Flow Game steward and trainer.
Contact Mel Geltch, or a Flow Host you know, to register your interest, or for a conversation on how this can be useful for your team.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0400 412 498
There are limited opportunities at this heavily discounted rate, so please register early.
We look forward to playing with you!
Mary Alice Arthur, Mel Geltch, Pam Burley, Moze (Michelle) Crozier, Frank Martin, Nick Takavadii, Jane Geltch & Fiona Malcolm
Download the invitation
About the Flow Game
28-30 May 2018
The energy and call for training in participatory practices continues in regional Australia - with this training to be held in Gunnedah, NSW.
What becomes possible when we collaborate with purpose?
Many of us are looking for new ways to work in purposeful, authentic collaboration in our communities.
The Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations that Matter (also known as the Art of Participatory Leadership) training offers simple and powerful participatory models, processes and practices to work with others through complexity, uncertainty and change.
We warmly invite you to join us for this 3-day training event in Gunnedah - where collaboration is alive, and more important than ever.
Together we will discover how we can create and host spaces for collaboration that generates wise action - in our organisations, communities, businesses and families.
We look forward to welcoming you
What becomes possible when we learn to skilfully practise generative conversation?
3 day training | 26 - 28 February 2018
In an era of increasing complexity and big challenges, many of us are looking for new ways to engage in respectful conversations that generate deep collaboration and thoughtful action.
The Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations that Matter training offers simple and powerful participatory practices, patterns and processes.
These approaches have been used effectively in government, non-government and community contexts worldwide to enable the inclusion of diverse perspectives for better outcomes.
We warmly invite you to join us for a 3-day training event in the heart of the Australian capital - the centre of decision-making for this big, beautiful land.
Together we will discover how we can create and host spaces for collaborative conversations that generate wise action - in our institutions, organisations, communities and families.
WHAT WILL WE LEARN AND PRACTISE?
WHO IS IT FOR?
How can we be in practice together for deeper connections?
Update: 12 January 2018
The hosting team for the second Australian Art of Hosting practitioner gathering, planned for 8-11 February in Ballina, has made a decision to postpone, for now.
We sat in deep conversation, and in silence, and we asked those who had shown interest. Together we sense that the timing is not right. It’s a decision not taken lightly, and we have learned a great deal over the past 6 months of planning, connecting and inviting. Sometimes things don’t always flow the way we want, and at this time, it hasn’t. Alternative dates were tough to find.
We’ve been in practice together, and hold onto the intention of creating spaces for practitioners to gather, connect, share and practice. We are hopeful that a new call and team will emerge to host a gathering at a later time - and we may join! For now though, we will not be going ahead.
We look forward to seeing you all sometime again soon.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with Frank 0407 120 064 email@example.com or Michelle 0400 578 662 firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a look at the invitation and harvest from the 2016 gathering for some inspiration for our next one - whenever that may be.
Warmly, Frank Martin, Moze Cozier, Michelle Dunscombe, Mel Geltch, Kerry Hartigan and Helen Rawlinson
In Australia this Spring, there are many opportunities to learn, deepen our practice and connect with other practitioners of The Art of Hosting and being more human together. We hope to see you somewhere!
Warrior of the Human Spirit
With Meg Wheatley
Eventbrite information. The access code is WARRIOR
The Circle Way Practicum
The Circle Way Practicum retreat with Amanda Fenton, Tenneson Woolf and Penny Hamilton.
Only a couple of spots left
Warrior of the Heart dojo
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 September
How can we use our power consciously for meaningful action?
How can we restore balance and centre to act wisely and courageously in the world?
You are invited to a weekend dojo to connect and practice with other warriors of the heart, led by Toke Paludan Moeller. If you are a leader of any background, in service of others – this weekend is an opportunity to be of service to yourself – to refuel and strengthen clarity and heart, to continue your work in the world.
Bring together the principles and practices of Aikido basics as a stimulus for conversation & reflection, and apply the Flow Game to seed wise action
Register: complete this online form
Contact: Robin Payne email@example.com 0422 003 547
19 & 20 September
The art of preparing the field for powerful collaboration
You're invited to a two-day intensive training in the practice of Groundwork - 'the third juggling ball of the Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter' - to build our shared capacity to collaborate more effectively and with more powerful results.
It uncovers the foundations of powerful team work and explores practices that support people to self-organise and do their best work together.
We will apply the Groundwork framework to projects and initiatives you are already working with. Come as an individual, or a team!
Team: Toke Paludan Moeller, Mel Geltch, Pam Burley, Moze Crozier, David Newell
Appreciative Inquiry deep dive
When was the last time a powerful question changed your life?
26 & 27 September 2017
Register now to dive deep into Appreciative Inquiry with Mary Alice Arthur in Brisbane … joined by local hosts Jan Ungerer and Penny Hamilton.
Appreciative Inquiry is a faster and easier way of building cohesion, trust and cross-functional collaboration….. it works by focusing the attention of an organisation on its most positive potential - and unleashing the energy of the positive core for transformation and sustainable success.
Learn more about Mary Alice www.getsoaring.com
Please share freely with you colleagues, friends and family.
Full invitation link: http://bit.ly/2tFNOIr
Registration link: http://bit.ly/2tGcssq
Sunshine Coast QLD
Holding space for yourself, with Heather Plett
Holding space for others, with Heather Plett
Welcome to the Big House
Art of Participatory Leadership Victoria
30 October - 1 November
Holmesglen at Eildon, Victoria
What is possible when we actively connect and co-create the organisations ad communities we long for?
The Art of Participatory Leadership is coming again to Victoria - home of the first ever AoPL training in Australia back in 2008, and many since. We hope you will join us in this exciting three day training, in the gorgeous setting of Holmesglen, Eildon, about two hours north east of Melbourne.
The Art of Participatory Leadership (also known as the Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations that Matter) offers simple and powerful participatory models, processes and practices to work with others through complexity, uncertainty and change.
If you want to learn new ways of working in deep collaboration with others, you are warmly invited to join us.
For more details and to register visit aoplvictoria2017.weebly.com/
For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org 0400 578 662