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 do a basic introductory Art of Hosting. The schedule is getting pretty crowded actually if you are willing to travel! You can find the list of offerings here at the Art of Hosting website.
This represents something of the shift in the world of this practice. Over the past ten years the Art of Hosting community has grown widely and there are many many people out there now offering the basic workshop with different flavours. Most of these folks are known to me, so if you have questions about the various offerings and you don’t know who else to call, drop me a line.
As a result, those of us that have been at it for a number of years have begun to develop new offerings to support advanced practice. Hendrik Tiesinga, Simone Poutnik and Rowan Simonsen have pulled together a great group of teachers for the first online Art of Hosting – Advanced Practice, aimed at deepening and advancing one’s practice, and structured around design, hosting and implementation of a process to address specific challenges.
Tim Merry, Caitlin Frost, Tuesday Ryan-Hart and I have put together our Art of Hosting Beyond the Basics offering which is aimed at folks who are extending participatory leadership practice to broader and deeper contexts, including systems change, widespread community engagement and working with power. This course will be a deep dive into personal practice and systemic impact.
Jerry Nagel, Stephen Duns, Kathy Jourdain, Roshanda Cummings and Dave Ellis are offering Growing Hosting Artistry in Minnesota that is more focused on deepening personal hosting practice for those that have tasted that aspect at other Art of Hosting workshops.
For myself, I have been working closely with Amanda Fenton on creating a set of offerings for the Vancouver area Art of Hosting community of practice, so expect more news on that very soon. We are planning regular community of practice Pro-Action Cafes, year end Open Space events, deep dive workshops into specific methodologies and land based retreats and gatherings.
I am also in the early stages of creating a more specific offering for small teams and individuals to support leadership retreats here on Bowen Island. This offering will use the land and sea as a partner in designing, thinking, innovating and grounding new practices and approaches to complex challenges. I’ll be making further announcements about this in the next few months.
So there are lots of ways to dive into learning this year. And I’d welcome anyone who wants to co- create more specific offerings in the Vancouver area as well.
Workshops on tap for this year
Art of Hosting Advanced Practice Online
with Simone Poutnik, Hendrick Tiesinga, Rowan Simonsen, and a bunch of special guests.
March 7-9, 2014
Art of Participatory Leadership: Building Resilient Communities and Organizations – Creating Change
with Teresa Posakony, Jeff Aitken, Dana Perlman, Sam Ruark and Carolyn Stanton.
Art of Social Innovation
with Jennifer Chan, Rachel Caroline Derrah, Sophia Horwitz,Violetta Ilkiw and Satsuko VanAntwerp.
Art of Hosting Beyond the Basics: Breadth, Depth, Friendship and Power
with Tuesday Ryan-Hart, Tim Merry and Caitlin Frost
Columbus OH, April 4-6
Mahone Bay NS, May 15-17
Bowen Island BC, Sept. 21-24
Pureto Vallarta MX, Jan. 29-31, 2015
And coming soon in 2014 and 2015…
Events and workshops in Vancouver BC, Toronto ON and on Bowen Island, BC Email me for more information at email@example.com