Welcoming you to another Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

Its that time of year when we are getting ready to invite people back to Bowen Island for our annual Art of Hosting. Over four days and three nights, we will be diving in with each to explore powerful tools for participatory leadership, engagement and hosting conversations.

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Why create your own space, domain, host? 

Jenny Connected

Why create your own space, domain, host? One of the attractions of this course for me, apart from all the well recognised names that are running it, is the question ‘Why create your own space, domain, host? The pre-course orientation week for a new open course – Connected Courses.

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A simple way to explore the Four Fold Practice of the Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

The Art of Hosting is predicated on a very simple set of practices which we call the Four Fold Practice. The answer was, “That would be called the art of hosting.” The Art of Hosting, at its deepest essence, is these four practices.

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A quick harvest from Art of Hosting Water Dialogues

Michelle Laurie

days doing of joint training with The Art of Hosting and Waterlution called the Water Dialogues. Chris Corrigan , one of the hosts, introduced the Cynefin framework (used by Cognitive Edge ) as a way to differentiate between simple, complicated and complex problems.

A beautiful reflection on the Art of Hosting on Bowen Island

Chris Corrigan

Since 2004 there has been an annual Art of Hosting learning event offered by a really solid team of my most deeply experienced and connected friends and colleagues. Art of Hosting Being Bowen Facilitation Featured LearningBowen Island is where I live and work.

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UK Teen Troll and Australian Radio Host – Social Media vs Traditional

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Compare these two situations: A UK Teen is arrested for making comments about an Olympian diver’s (Tom Daly) father’s death on Twitter and a lauded Australian Radio Host is lauded for making comments in front of Uni students about our Prime Minister’s father’s death.

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What is the Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

Foremost among these I think is a deep recommitment to the essential nature of the Art of Hosting: what we call the Four Fold Practice. In brief the four fold practice is this: Be Present and cultivate a strong practice of hosting yourself. Host others with good process.

Art of Hosting beyond the basics: a new offering

Chris Corrigan

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. A key part of our work is nto build capacity and depth in core teams to host systems work together.

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An intro to the Art of Hosting and some mapping

Chris Corrigan

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. Art of Hosting Community Conversation Design Facilitation Leadership

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Mentoring in the world of hosting

Chris Corrigan

Sessiuns are hosted by the most experienced musicians (traditionally a Fir a Ti, or Ban a Ti; the man or woman of the house). These guys are responsible for inviting people in, inviting tunes, keeping a tempo that everyone can play with, resolving any conflicts…in short they are the hosts. Mentoring in the art of hosting, of leadership of working with groups is the same. Art of Hosting Leadership Learning Music Practice

Extending the Four Fold practice of the Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

The four of us on the Art of Hosting Beyond the Basics team are all global stewards of the international Art of Hosting community of practice. As such, the Art of Hosting is our lineage. And Beyond the Basics is very much rooted in the Art of Hosting.

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Art of Hosting Beyond the Basics

Chris Corrigan

Caitlin Frost, Tim Merry, Tuesday Ryan-Hart and I have been loving offering our Art of Hosting Beyond the Basics workshop over the past nine months. Art of Hosting Facilitation Leadership Learning Practice

10 Brilliant videos on the Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

Over the past few years Jerry Nagel and a group of practitioners in Minnesota have been working deeply with the Art of Hosting in the state. The Bush Foundation, who has supported a lot of this work, helped create 10 fantastic videos on the Art of Hosting and some of the methods of the process. Art of Hosting – introduction: https://vimeo.com/72614471. Art of Hosting

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Art of Hosting Beyond the Basics, October 21-23, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Chris Corrigan

Over the past two years Art of Hosting Beyond the Basics has travelled across Canada, the United States and once to Europe and we have been lucky to welcome nearly 300 people to our three day program. Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting

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Being hosted by the land

Chris Corrigan

As I learn more about the way this land works us, I feel like I can let it more fully host me and the people I work with and the insights can come. Bowen Island oriented with Snug Cove pointing towards you, as the entrance to the Island.

Three Cloud Hosting Methods to Increase Profitability

Portals and KM

  The union of cloud computing and hosting technology has produced wonders for the business community. The hosting packages paid for by your business can be modified as needed as website traffic grows, with no need of strict hosting plans or even laid-out rules.   When it comes to actual products that use cloud hosting, there are three types to choose from.   Cloud Shared Hosting On the small end of the scale, shared cloud hosting is the first option.

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What a 118 person Art of Hosting looks like

Chris Corrigan

A harvest of the second day of our 118 person Art of Hosting last week in Minneapolis. Art of HostingIncredibly energy, terrific diversity and powerful learning for all of us.

Blending Theory U and Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

A reposne I made today on the Art of Hosting list about the workshop we are leading this week: We’re in the middle of a leadership residential for 25 leaders in the community social services sector here in British Columbia and we are blending a strong Theory U flavour with AoH practice. This is the second and final residential, capping a 9 month learning journey which has involved two Art of Hosting gatherings and bi-weekly webinars. Art of Hosting Leadership

So You Want to Host a Web Meeting? A Resource

Full Circle Associates

Many pages later we have So Yo Want to Host a Web Meeting ? A long time ago in a planet far far away, a group of people asked if I could share some of my web meeting tips.

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An intro to the Art of Hosting and some mapping

Chris Corrigan

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. Art of Hosting Community Conversation Design Facilitation Leadership

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Cambridge Art Association Hosts 66th Annual Fall Salon

Portals and KM

The Cambridge Art Association has an annual member show every Fall. I have participated in a number of them and have the micro-landscape shown below in this show. It is a 16’ x 20” acrylic painting that is part of a series I have done looking at a detail within a folded napkin.

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Tips for Chat/Talk Show hosts

Nancy White

Finally, inspired by Michael’s post, I thought I’d share the tips I had for hosting one of these little gigs. I am often asked to be the host, so here are some of the things I try to do. The key things we have identified around the host role are: (hm, I should blog this).

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Why you should come to an Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

We have an Art of Hosting event coming up in February 23-26 on Bowen Island. For me, the pursuit of mastery in the practice of hosting conversations is the way I respond to the complexity that we are facing in the world. Some of these skills are covered in an Art of Hosting.

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BIG plans to host an #AgeingBetter online community. Open, closed, connected …?

Social Reporter

Here’s an update to my past posts about the Ageing Better programme, with news that the Big Lottery Fund will be providing some support for online sharing of stories and experience. It emerged from an event for partnerships in the programme. I don’t know if there was much discussion in the room, but the news sparked some sharp responses on Twitter. That’s where people are talking about the issues. Will the new space connect or not? All posts ageingbetter biglotteryfund

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The mechanics of hosting

Chris Corrigan

Art of Hosting FacilitationOn setting the physical container for good collaboration: In the 1960s, Timothy Leary coined the term “set and setting&# referring to a context that influenced the outcomes of psychoactive and psychedelic drug experiments on his subjects. “Set&# refers to ones mindset, “setting&# refers to the environment in which the user has the experience.

Leader as host, host as leader

Chris Corrigan

A lovely paper by Mark McKergow from the UK which defines the art of hosting as a leadership practice: the essence is that the host creates space and is active within it. Tags: Art of Hosting Leadership Download the paper here.

E-Learning 3.0: Conversation with Ben Werdmuller

Jenny Connected

Ben spoke of the bottleneck being hosting, not web technology, and spoke highly of Reclaim Hosting. Reclaim Hosting provides institutions and educators with an easy way to offer their students domains and web hosting that they own and control.

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A short distillation of the Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

InCommons is the primary sponsor of much of the flourishing of the Art of Hosting here in the Minnesota and Dakotas region. In a very short time, we estimate that there will be upwards of 1000 people in this state alone who have come through an Art of Hosting training, in cohorts and individually, as a result of InCommons’ intention to support new forms of leadership. This week we will turn our attention to hosting another 100 people in a three day Art of Hosting.

AdeoServe Launches in the United Kingdom - Hosted and Managed SharePoint

Michael Sampson - Currents

During a drive to Camberley one late night in October 2010, after Seb Matthews retrieved me from LHR (after I'd waited for 2 hours to pass through border control - which, incidentally was longer than it took to fly from Denmark), he told me about the work they were doing behind the scenes on a new set of hosted and managed services for SharePoint. Read more: AdeoPoint Unveils Hosted and Managed Services for Microsoft SharePoint.

Doing Business with IBM Connections Workshop in Switzerland – hosted by WebGate

Michael Sampson - Currents

On a final note, Roman and the WebGate team have been very kind hosts. Today I presented the Doing Business with IBM Connections workshop in Switzerland, at the invitation of WebGate Consulting. WebGate is an IBM Premier Business Partner active in Switzerland and beyond. There were about 15 people attending the workshop today – that being a mix of participants from end user organizations as well as some of the WebGate consultants.

The basic invitation to the Art of Hosting community of practice

Chris Corrigan

Depending on who you ask, the Art of Hosting as a community of practice has been around since about 1999. Grounded in Frierian pedagogy , she has just submitted her Master’s thesis in which she explores the Art of Hosting pedagogy. Art of Hosting InvitationSince that time, it has evolved and morphed and changed and developed.

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Art of Hosting, the chaordic dance and what we can learn from life

Chris Corrigan

I was interviewed under a tree one afternoon about some of the concepts and the deeper implications of what we teach in the Art of Hosting workshops, which itself is, at its simplest, a set of practices to help facilitate participatory meetings better. Art of Hosting Being Bowen

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Art of Hosting in Ireland, January 5-8, 2012

Chris Corrigan

Unlocking_Leadership Art of Hosting, The Burren Ireland _Jan2012. Clare, Ireland from January 5-8 2012 for an Art of Hosting gathering. Art of HostingStart the new year with a deep dive learning journey in moving from Silos to Systems. I’ll be joining Lorraine O’Rahilly and Chris Chapman at The Burren College of Art in Ballyvaugh, Co. Download to incredible invitation here and join us!

Tips for Chat/Talk Show hosts | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Finally, inspired by Michael’s post, I thought I’d share the tips I had for hosting one of these little gigs. I am often asked to be the host, so here are some of the things I try to do. I usually suggest the host sits in the middle to allow good eye contact.

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Hosting the harvest

Chris Corrigan

Steven and I are putting into practice an idea that a number of us have been playing with for a could of years, namely hosting a reflective conversation space in which the conference participants can help create the harvest and meaning making about the whole event.

Upcoming Art of Hosting learning events

Chris Corrigan

Three Art of Hosting learning events are coming up this fall in western Canada. Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter: Leading thoughtful collaboration and wise action , September 19-22, 2011, Saskatoon, Sask. Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter , October 23-26, 2011, Bowen Island, BC. Art of HostingJoin us in Saskatoon or here on Bowen Island to explore the leadership capacities needed for convening the conversations that matter in our time.

Hosting language revival

Chris Corrigan

Over the years he has been developing a number of his skills, including hosting skills so that he could lead community development efforts. It’s a powerful learning game, and Dustin saw immediate applications for the Skwxwu7mesh language and he decided to host Evan and Willem and begin the process of waking up the native and ancient language of the territory in which I live. My friend Dustin Rivers is an inspiration.

SitePoint Podcast Hosts Online Community Management Roundtable

Managing Communities

I am one of the co-hosts on the SitePoint Podcast, a weekly podcast from SitePoint, one of the largest web development communities in the world. Recently, I led a community management roundtable that spanned two episodes and featured Matthew Haughey, creator of MetaFilter; Sarah Hawk, Community Manager for SitePoint and Venessa Paech, Lead Community Manager [.]. Developing Your Community Interacting with Users Managing the Community

Art of Hosting Edmonton Alberta, June 2010

Chris Corrigan

ALl of you looking for an intensive Art of Hosting experience, we are now accepting registration for the June 6-9 event in Edmonton, Alberta. Please join Teresa Posakony, Tennson Woolf, Corrinna Chetley-Irwin, Mary Johnson, Chantal Normand, and I for four days of learning, connecting and practice around hosting nad harvesting conversations that matter for wise action. Tags: Art of Hosting

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Take your pick - Facilitating, leading, managing, hosting, community-ship


Community Manager or Community Facilitator (Lead) or host. But it also involves leadership (and facilitation) as you listen to people, bring out the best in people , co-create, foster new directions, play host , role-model, educate, riff off the emergence.

On the road again to co-host

Chris Corrigan

Off to Salt Lake City Utah to work with Tenneson Woolf and Teresa Posakony on another Art of Hosting. Taking an inquiry into this one about the dynamics and the work of co-hosting. So as I go into this Art of Hosting, I’m going to do a little harvest on what working together is like, and try to take that to others. Art of Hosting Facilitation

Art of Hosting on beautiful Bowen Island, October 23-26

Chris Corrigan

Come an join Teresa Posakony, Tenneson Woolf , Caitlin Frost and me for an Art of Hosting learning retreat on our home island, Bowen Island, near Vancouver this October. Held at Rivendell , atop Cates Hill, this Art of Hosting will explore recent work and learning about self-organization, participatory leadership and community resiliency. Art of Hosting BC

Hosting an inner climate village

Chris Corrigan

As part of a global call to host Inner Climate Global Village s, tomorrow my daughter Aine and I will host a cafe at her learning centre with 16 young people aged 11-14 on these questions: What is it as young people that helps us feel connected to a big global issue like climate change without fear? Host and post! Tags: Art of Hosting World Cafe Youth