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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 | 6 comments

An intro to the Art of Hosting and some mapping

  Back in November Janaia Donaldson from Peak Moment TV interviewed Dave Pollard and I about the Art of Hosting, especially as it applies to transition towns, resilience and community leadership.  That video was released today along with a lovely … Continue reading

08. April 2014 by Chris Corrigan
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Tim Merry’s recent thinking on collaboration

Tim Merry‘s work on collaborative advantage: My friend and colleague Tim Merry is sharing some of his most recent thinking on project design and development here in Columbus at the Art of Hosting Beyond the Basics retreat we are doing. … Continue reading

05. April 2014 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Hosting, Collaboration, Design, Invitation, Learning, Organization | Comments Off

Creating a mindset to work with failure

Innovation does not come without discarding ideas, trying and failing.  In complex systems with complex challenges, failure is inevitable and desired.  If we need to prototype to sense our way forward we have to have a mindset that can handle … Continue reading

11. March 2014 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Appreciative Inquiry, Art of Hosting, Collaboration, Community, Design, Facilitation, First Nations, Improv, Leadership, Learning | 2 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

Learning in the New year

You’ll see on the sidebar a bunch of different offerings for this year.  Seems my Art of Hosting teaching practice is making a couple of shifts.  First, there are lots of places around the world where you can go and … Continue reading

21. January 2014 by Chris Corrigan
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Designing with introverts in mind

  A long time ago I was an introverted person and over the years that has completely changed.  If you know me, you’ll know I love talking to others, being around people and engaging in meaningful social interaction.  I still … Continue reading

25. November 2013 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Hosting, Conversation, Design, Facilitation, Learning | 9 comments

Time for hobbits

We have opened our Art of Hosting at Rivendell, on Bowen Island.  These words are in my ear, words spoken by Elrond at his Council at the mythical Rivendell in The Fellowship of the Ring.  The council was deliberating on … Continue reading

11. November 2013 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Hosting, Leadership | 1 comment

Staying on the road

Halfway through our five day residency with leaders from the community sector and the Ministry for Children and Families here in BC.  Times like this, at middle of a five day retreat, we turn our thoughts to what comes next … Continue reading

06. November 2013 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Hosting, Being, Leadership, Learning, Poetry, Practice | Comments Off

Art of Hosting beyond the basics: a new offering

  Tuesday Ryan-Hart, Tim Merry, Caitlin Frost and I are just returning from a gathering of experienced Art of Hosting practitioners from around the world.  One of the threads in our gathering was and exploration of how the practice of … Continue reading

29. October 2013 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Art of Hosting, Collaboration, Facilitation, Leadership | 2 comments

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