Category Archives for Art of Harvesting

Art of Harvesting

Precision in harvest planning.

Since 2007 when Monica Nissen, Silas Lusias and I sat down at Phil and Laura Cass’s kitchen table to write up our thinking on the Art of Harvesting I have been a keen student of the art and practice of … Continue reading

15. June 2014 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Harvesting, Art of Hosting | 5 comments

Capacity, engagement and authentic learning

I think there is probably nothing new under the sun.  Engagement work has been tried, refined and improved all over the world in the last couple of decades that I wonder if there is anything new we can learn?  It … Continue reading

24. January 2014 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Harvesting, Art of Hosting, Community, Conversation, Design, Facilitation, Invitation | 2 comments

Happiness and kindness at Hahopa

    “Tell everyone you know: “My happiness depends on me, so you’re off the hook.” And then demonstrate it. Be happy, no matter what they’re doing. Practice feeling good, no matter what. And before you know it, you will … Continue reading

12. October 2013 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Harvesting, Art of Hosting, Community, Emergence, First Nations, Learning | 1 comment

A dialogue poem

Some of my friends and I with in the Art of Hosting community create poems from our work as a kind of harvest, a way of listening to the voices shared in a circle and reflecting back to the group, … Continue reading

07. October 2013 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Harvesting, Art of Hosting, Emergence, Improv, Poetry | Leave a comment

Harvesting from a harvest

Last month I was in Chicago working with a great group of Art of Hosting practitioners in the Illinois community of practice.  We ran a three day Art of Hosting and then did a one day Art of Harvesting workshop with about … Continue reading

04. June 2013 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Harvesting | 2 comments

Simple meeting design

This afternoon, Toke Moeller and I are hosting a little session on Art of Hosting basics at a gathering for emerging indigenous leaders. We decided this afternoon to bring real design challenges into the room and we improvised this simple, … Continue reading

10. November 2012 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Harvesting, Art of Hosting, Conversation, Design, Facilitation, Invitation | 7 comments

The Art of Harvesting

in the Art of Hosting world we put a lot of emphasis on the Art of Harvesting.  Locally, Amanda Fenton has been paying attention to this practice a lot and is harvesting tons about hosting and harvesting on her blog, … Continue reading

18. October 2012 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Harvesting, Art of Hosting | Leave a comment

Just about the most fun you can have getting paid

SItting here with Geoff Brown and Steven Wright at the World Indigenous Housing Conference here in Vancouver.  We are on the back end of what has been a terrific gig. We were hired by the Aboriginal Housing Management Association of … Continue reading

14. June 2012 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Harvesting, Collaboration, Design, Facilitation, First Nations, Stories, World Cafe | 5 comments

“Not to fight with one another”

I was up north on the weekend, working with a small community that has been driven apart by a large and contentious decision.  It doesn’t matter what it was, or what either side wanted – the result is the same … Continue reading

15. May 2012 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Harvesting, Art of Hosting, Community, Conversation, Design, Facilitation, First Nations, Invitation, World Cafe | 5 comments

How chaordic design unfolds

Here is a little diagram of the chaordic stepping stones mapped onto the diverge/converge map. This is a pretty geeky Art of Hosting map, but essentially it describes the way planning unfolds in practice. The chaordic stepping stones is a … Continue reading

17. April 2012 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Harvesting, Art of Hosting, Conversation, Design, Facilitation, Learning | 1 comment

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