The Art of Hosting: Building Resilient Communities and Organizations

April 11 – 13, 2014
Ferry Beach Park Association
Saco, ME

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Scholarships are readily available for leaders of grassroots groups!

Presented by Transition US ~

The Art of Participatory Leadership, now practiced and offered worldwide, is an intensive 3-day event where you will experience and practice a set of simple, yet powerful, processes for building community, facilitating powerful conversations, building strong partnerships, and leading change. Come explore how to unleash collective genius and build adaptive and leader-full communities.

We invite those engaged and committed to the many aspects of resilience to come together from Transition Towns, sustainability initiatives, local economy, permaculture communities, sustainable business, local food, healthy families, and more.

Our hope is to create powerful ways to learn together, build effective teams and partnerships that help us work better in our own communities, as well as invite others to build resilient communities. There’s an incredible amount of work going on in many different networks. We are thrilled to bring these powerful networks together, to add to what Transition’s Rob Hopkins has been speaking about scaling up through building learning networks and core teams.

Our intention is to work together to build capacity for the next evolution of work in New England. We also invite passionate friends from other areas who want to learn with us and create transformative change.

Rooted in the Four Fold practice of the Art of Hosting, this event teaches a participative approach for leading, convening, and engaging groups. The practice begins with being present and hosting one’s self, from there we participate in learning conversations, hosting and convening conversations, and co-creating (initiatives, change, teams, etc.).

Why?Why The Art of Participatory Leadership?

Build Learning Networks – connect with other leaders and innovators.  Explore how we can work and learn more powerfully together.

Build Strong Core Teams and Partnerships.  Broaden the skillset within your group, work more effectively and enjoyably together, engage teams, organizations, and community stakeholders in meaningful conversations that promote resilience, belonging, innovation, and contribution.

Enhance our skills and abilities to work with complexity, uncertainty & change.  Develop chaordic confidence, face challenges that don’t have solutions, use wise process planning architectures for small and large scale initiatives, and host strategic conversations.

Apply what we are learning to change projects that you bring. From policy and national initiatives to grassroots organizing, business change, local initiatives, social ventures and movement building. Grow your hosting practice and try something new!

We hope you will join us!