WHY THE ART OF HOSTING?
The times we are living in call for more effective meetings, better engagement processes, participatory leadership and the ability to craft strategy from collective wisdom and intelligence.
The Art of Hosting is an engaged learning experience for leaders, change makers, educators, facilitators and others to come together to develop important new skills in hosting meaningful conversations.
In this three-day workshop you will learn:
• How to invite and convene meaningful conversations that lead to wise action
• New skills to further engage with community
• Facilitation strategies to collect important information from individuals about their communities and experiences
• How to work collaboratively and effectively in managing complex community issues
• Personal practices that support strong community leadership
And you will have the opportunity to engage your burning questions and bring your current work challenges forward.
WHO'S ON THE TEAM
Your hosting team has decades of experience teaching and utilizing participatory leadership practices in almost every conceivable setting, from non-profits and social justice movements, faith communities, Indigenous communities and social institutions, education, the corporate sector and government. They are experienced facilitators, coaches and leaders in their own right, and are stewards of the global Art of Hosting community.
is a teacher and facilitator of strategic conversations and a practitioner of the Art of Hosting whose work invites collective intelligence and collective leadership to be activated in the service of complex challenges. Chris has worked locally and internationally in a huge variety of contexts including social services, indigenous community development, immigration and refugee issues, business, government, food systems and education. He has written and contributed to influential books on the role of participatory processes in activating new forms of leadership and community development. His well known weblog, Parking Lot, has charted his own learning in the field since 2002. He specializes in Open Space Technology, and design for large scale initiatives to work in high levels of complexity. He is a poet and a musician.
is a skilled facilitator and coach working internationally with individuals and groups to open more space for possibility in themselves, their teams, organizations and communities. Her coaching work focuses on transforming limiting beliefs and working with fear, conflict and the places we get stuck; shifting limiting mindset and patterns and connecting to our capacity for wise, clear action in the face of uncertainty, challenge and change. She is a deep practitioner and Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie, a steward in the Art of Hosting international community of practice, core faculty in the innovative Leadership 2020 Program Blended and Indigenous programs and a partner in Harvest Moon Consultants. Caitlin is also a gifted improviser and uses play and improvisational theatre in her work with leadership coaching.
brings extensive experience, skill and spirit to the role of helping communities, organizations, teams and individuals navigate the journey of change with its challenges, uncertainties as well as its opportunities for growth, learning and new ways of doing things. She offers a collaborative approach to process design, group facilitation, training and capacity building. She loves to be in the grey area’s, exploring its opportunities and potential.
LOCATION & LOGISTICS
Tuesday, January 24 – Thursday, January 26
Tin Wis Best Western Resort, Tofino, BC.
Full tuition is $1100 (business rate) and $925 (non-profit rate). Thanks to sponsorship from the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, The Alberni Clayoquot Health Network and Vancouver Foundation, subsidized rates are available for local participants who reside or work in the region and visiting BC community foundation partners. If you are eligible for a subsidized rate ($300 or $500) please pay what you can. High school student tuition is $100.
Tuition includes lunch, snacks, and a group dinner on Wednesday evening at the Tin Wis.
To cancel your registration for this event a $100 admin fee will be charged, or you may transfer your registration to another person at no charge. Within two weeks of the event there will be no refunds issued except in the case of an emergency (determined by situation and in conversation with CBT staff).
Tuition doesn't include the cost of travel and accommodation. For visiting participants, the Tin Wis Resort is offering a group rate of $119/night for a room with two queen beds (use group code 1618). Tofino has a wide range of accommodations available from luxury hotels to hostels and camping. For more information, visit the accommodation listings on the Tourism Tofino website at www.tourismtofino.com/accommodations/
at the CBT for additional information