WHAT IS POSSIBLE WHEN WE GATHER
TO CONNECT AND STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITIES
TO FACE THE FUTURE TOGETHER?
Artwork: Gulaga Circle by Bethany Thurtell
The Art of Hosting & Harvesting
Conversations That Matter
Cobargo 14-16 March 2022
We acknowledge the Djiringanj people as original custodians of this land, pay our respects to your elders past, present and emerging, and wish to walk alongside you on the path towards reconciliation.
View the harvest of the training
However you view the world, there can be no argument that we are living in complex and challenging times, both locally and globally. Our communities have experienced huge impacts in recent years. The impact of drought, bushfires and Covid-19 have left us with a compelling need to connect and strengthen our communities, to find collective and compassionate leadership, and to face the future together, whatever it might bring.
In these times, it is vital that we find effective ways to work well together - to connect to and care for Country, to support each other, and sharpen our tools for collaboration and connection so that we, and those who are yet to come, can navigate these challenges.
The Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations that Matter (also known as the Art of Participatory Leadership) offers simple and powerful participatory practices, patterns and processes to host generative conversations that lead to coordinated action and positive change. These approaches have been used effectively in diverse contexts worldwide to harness collective wisdom, encourage compassionate leadership and collaboration, and create better social and environmental outcomes.
You are warmly invited to join us for a 3-day Art of Hosting training in Cobargo, South East NSW, to explore the questions that you are passionate about, and develop new ways of working together to create the future we need.
Who is this for?
This training is for anyone and everyone who wants to explore the power of collective creativity, intelligence and collaboration with each other and within organisations and communities:
What is the Art of Hosting, and why participatory practice?
The Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations That Matter is a highly effective way of stepping into participatory practice through harnessing the collective wisdom and self-organising capacity of groups of any size.
We believe that people give their energy and lend their resources to what matters most to them – in work and life. The Art of Hosting is a suite of powerful conversational processes and practices that invite people to step in and respond to the challenges facing them in creative, authentic, innovative and effective ways.
Built on the core values of trust, collaboration and accountability, the approach has been used to facilitate deep conversations with groups, from small groups to hundreds of people at a time, and address complex situations in a way that delivers alignment and actionable outcomes.
Groups, organisations and communities using Art of Hosting as a working practice report better decision-making, more innovation, greater ability to quickly respond to opportunity, challenge and change, and improved relationships.
People who experience the Art of Hosting typically say that they walk away feeling more inspired and empowered and more able to help guide the meetings and conversations they are part of, to move towards desirable outcomes.