The Art of Hosting Meaningful Conversations

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The Art of Hosting Meaningful Conversations

The Art of HostingMeaningful ConversationsIntergenerational Collaboration,Participatory Leadership &Restorative CommunitiesNOVEMBER 1-4, 2012Poets Cove ResortPender Island,British ColumbiaFrom local community movements throughout the world, to large scale globalchallenges impacting every community, from the deeply personal vision to thewidely held social movements, these times are calling for new paradigms of socialcollaboration and participatory leadership needed to respond to complex societalchallenges.YOU ARE INVITED to the Art of Hosting Meaningful Conversations, an intensivethree day experiential learning journey designed to explore powerful processesthat build community, activate collective intelligence and collaborative leadershippractices to address complex community, organizational and societal challenges.How do we build capacity within ourselves, ourcommunities, organizations and systems to harness andlead from the collective vision, passion and purpose neededto respond to our most important challenges?


WHAT IS THE ART OF HOSTING?The Art of Hosting Meaningful Conversationsis a response to a world that is becomingincreasingly complex and fragmented,where true solutions and innovations lie notin one leader or viewpoint, but in the largerpicture of collective intelligence and wisesustainable action.THE PURPOSETo provide a training ground in the Art of Hosting Meaningful ConversationsTo build capacity of the participants to learn and practice ParticipatoryLeadership approaches.To build capacity of all members of our communities and organizations toengage in dialogue on issues of meaning and importanceTo see together what we can’t see alone and creating together what can’t becreated aloneTHE EXPERIENCEParticipants will explore:Hosting conversations as a core leadership practiceand skill set for leading change in complex systemsThe Art of Hosting Meaningful Conversations/Participatory Leadership as an organizing pattern/culture that invites new ways of living and workingHow the practice of hosting can be applied to keystrategic change projects in our lives and workParticipants will experience:Developing competence in several interactiveprocesses that support participatory leadership,creativity, and shared commitment to wisecollective action by using techniques such as OpenSpace Technology, Appreciative Inquiry, Circle,World Cafe, Pro-action Cafe, and otherparticipatory methodologiesLearning Frameworks and Process Design Tools tolink deep purpose and vision with wise conciseaction such as Chaordic Design, Theory U, IntegralVision, Organizational Paradigms and LivingSystems design


FOR MORE INFORMATIONContact theInternational Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD)www.iicrd.org | iicrd@uvic.cawww.youngpartnersindevelopment.orgDignity, Belonging and Justicefor children and our world

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