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Art of Hosting

Art of Hosting

Main Takeaways
Art of Hosting is a highly effective way of tackling the collective wisdom and self-organizing capacity of groups of any size. It is a participative approach for leading, convening and engaging groups and teams in meaningful conversations. It blends a suite of powerful conversational processes to invite people to step in and take charge of the challenges facing them, and focuses on convening strategic conversations as a driver for development and change.

Description of Art of Hosting

Art of Hosting is a facilitation format I use frequently. Art of Hosting facilitation (AOHS) is the art to conduct good conversations to make people, businesses, and organisations more effective and successful.

Art of Hosting is a highly effective way of tackling the collective wisdom and self-organizing capacity of groups of any size. It is a participative approach for leading, convening and engaging groups and teams in meaningful conversations. It blends a suite of powerful conversational processes to invite people to step in and take charge of the challenges facing them and focuses on convening strategic conversations as a driver for development and change.

AOHS is a participative approach for leading, convening and engaging groups and teams in meaningful conversations using integrated change processes, methods, maps, and planning tools. Examples of these tools include Open Space Technology, World Cafe, Circle Process and Appreciative Inquiry. However, rather than working with a pre-determined agenda for the trainings, the “art” is approaching each conversation from a distinct perspective, then crafting the best design for the specific context.

 

Rules of Art of Hosting

  • Be flexible - work with no pre-determined agenda,
  • Approaching each conversation from a distinct perspective,
  • Crafting the best design for the specific context.
  • When to use it.

When to use it of  Art of Hosting

  • Collect wisdom and self-organizing capacity of groups of any size.
  • Integrate people to change processes, methods, maps, and planning tools.

Facilitator Role

  • approach each conversation from a distinct perspective,
  • craft the best design for the specific context.

Other Conversational Processes Used

Further Readings


Other facilitation techniques I use


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