Design Helpers: Breaths and Stepping Stones

In a conversation tonight with a friend who is working on two connected events that are sparking network building and collaborative action (one a larger meeting and the other a potential conference), I drew on two design helpers from the Art of Hosting community that are near and dear to my work designing conversation processes: Chaordic Stepping Stones: clear […]

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From Technician to Artist

Having one of those ahhhhhhhhh-yikes-wow moments reading Kathy Jourdain’s post There’s a Reason It’s Called “The Art of…”, talking about the art of hosting and harvesting conversations that matter. Most of us don’t just sit down at a piano and have beautiful music come out unless we are some sort of musical prodigy. Nor would […]

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Building Containers

It was a planned event: an evening with Gervase Busche organized by the BCODN. It was also unexpected: hearing Gervase talk about witnessing real transformational change happen through dialogic practices like Future Search, World Café, Open Space and more, and not so much through the traditional organizational development diagnostic/data collection approach. I had a permanent […]

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