Category Archives: Art of Hosting

Protected: Art of Hosting & Healing ~ October 24 & 25, 2016

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Impact HUB Baltimore ~ March 2-4

Art of Hosting/Leadership Skills for Transformational Change ~ Join me Tuesday Ryan-Hart and Allen Frimpong at the Impact HUB in Baltimore, MD [March 2-4, 2016] to build skills for hosting challenging conversations around social justice and equity. The training is organized by leadership from Impact Hub Baltimore, Art … Continue reading

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One of the highlights from being part of the conference team at the YSEALI Summit was the Civic Engagement track’s winning information campaign, the video #BeingDifferentisOK. It was imagined, designed and implemented by a team of seven from seven different ASEAN countries … Continue reading

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The New Strategic Plan ~ Don’t Make One

Last night’s presentation by Frederic Laloux, author of the wildly popular Reinventing Organizations, added useful insight to the way that I have been using participatory practices to undo the dominant strategic planning paradigm (i.e., leadership retreat dedicated to some iteration of S.W.O.T., values and mission setting followed by … Continue reading

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Creating Impact through Grace

Tuesday Ryan-Hart (live) and Tim Merry (via Skype) joined Allen Frimpong, Nancy Fritsche Eagan and me at the Center for Social Innovation on a November 20 & 21 in NYC for  Creating Impact through Engagement: a deep dive into effective participatory practices for stakeholder engagement featuring inspirational, … Continue reading

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Theory U & Healing the Three Divides

I recently attended a workshop with Otto Scharmer and Arawana Hayashi of the Presencing Institute at the Omega Institute. I had studied there with Otto in 2006 when he was with his colleagues and co-authors Peter Senge, Sue Flowers and Joseph Jaworski. … Continue reading

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Staying Merry Much Alive

Tim Merry has been blogging about that decision moment when we decide to respond to an invitation to bring ‘fringe’ practices and concepts into mainstream systems that we once  identified as ‘the problem’ or as the metaphor for what is … Continue reading

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