Tool of the month: interactive video

Joitske Hulsebosch

I also experimented with Vialogues to facilitate a conversation around a video source. Video must be on YouTube; soon a video from Vimeo can also be linked Hosting: You can either export your video as html or use it directly from the site.

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Differences are real; divisiveness is a choice

Chris Corrigan

I’m on the road, currently in Columbus Ohio, working my way through a two week road trip that has taken me to Ontario to visit family and to New Brunswick where I was part of a remarkable hosting team for the Art of Hosting Working Across Divides.

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Why it’s hard to talk about dialogic containers in English

Chris Corrigan

On the Art of Hosting list today there has been a very interesting conversation about some of the Japanese words that are used to describe space and container. In some ways it’s too bad that we use English in the Art of Hosting community as our global language! Perhaps this is why for the most part, people I work with in English are interested in tools and processes, and why we have a hard time explaining the “art” of the Art of Hosting.

2019 56

“But what if our people dominate?”

Chris Corrigan

Over the years I’ve noticed a trend in consultative facilitations that goes something like this: a client calls wanting to consult with the community about something. At some point the client says something like “we’d like to have our people there as observers or table hosts or mixed in as silent listeners.” I’m sure lots of experienced facilitators out there have other wisdom to add about how to address this concern.

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My personal year of learning about evaluation

Chris Corrigan

I’ve connected with Art of Hosting practitioners like Rita Fierro (with whom I’m developing a course) and Nancy Fritsche-Eagan who are really curious about how to do deep participatory facilitation work in the service of good evaluation.

2019 76

Planning in pure dialogue

Chris Corrigan

As skilled dialogue facilitators, we are also skilled dialogue practitioners and we have a refined practice of hosting and harvesting our own work. Sometimes the best hosting is good harvesting, and Caitlin took on that role beautifully.

2019 74

A decade of living and learning, hosting and harvesting

Chris Corrigan

Since then, I have facilitated literally hundreds of gatherings from two person retreats to international conferences using a variety of participatory methodologies. I have worked with people from various communities of practice, including Open Space, World Cafe, Genuine Contact and most deeply, the Art of Hosting. And who can know what I’ll be writing about on August 31, 2019, in my 51st year, as I catch myself surprised at all that has happened.