This intense three-day residential training is an invitation to experience a wide range of participatory processes and principles, which evoke individual and collective potential, restore hope and offer fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to complex issues we face as organisations or communities.
Unlike most trainings, participants are encouraged to gain hands-on experience by stepping into hosting the different methods, supported and coached by the Hosting Team, which includes seasoned stewards of the Art of Hosting practice. At the same time, the Hosting Team will offer models, practices and support for participants to explore and consider both the theme of the training – chosen because it is appropriate to that time and place – and the deeper practice inherent in hosting conversations that matter.
This is not an event for spectators: everyone is invited to contribute their own issues, challenges, existing and emerging projects, provocative questions, ideas and wisdom, either as participants or co-hosts of sessions.
Day I: Potential, purpose and principles of participatory leadership
Day II: Deepening participatory leadership practice
Day III: Applying participatory leadership to our own contexts
This is a residential training – which means that activities will be spread throughout the day, from morning to evening.
TIME FRAME – START AND END OF TRAINING
Start of training: Friday, 23 May, at 10.00 AM (with registrations open from 8.00 AM)
End of training: Sunday, 25 May, at 18.00 hrs
WHAT WILL BE THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING?
The working language of the training will be English. Within small groups, participants may choose another language that they all share (for example Slovenian :-)).
In this training, you will:
- experience powerful yet simple participatory processes such as Appreciative Inquiry, Pro Action Cafe, World Cafe, Open Space, Circle which are directly transferrable to organisational and community settings,
- explore your own issues & upcoming projects/initiatives which call for participatory capacity,
- learn how to engage around powerful questions that evoke both individual and collective intelligence around what really matters,
- meet a community of people who share similar values and passions.
Because hosting meaningful conversations for change is, at heart, complex systemic work, you should look at your first Art of Hosting training as a point of entry into a continual learning journey – there is so much more to learn than what can fit in a three-day seminar! You will not become an experienced practitioner by attending one training, but you will be on the road to deepening and expanding your practice.
Yes! While this three-day training may be a powerful springboard for your own transformation – and a boost to your collaborative capacity, we expect that many participants would enjoy further support in transferring participatory leadership practices into their own settings. Therefore, within the next 12 months, a series of in-depth workshops on deepening skills & practices (Appreciative Inquiry, Pro Action Café, World Café, Open Space) will be initiated by the local hosting/calling team: either led by experts or in the format of a community of practice.
Participating in an Art of Participatory Leadership training is also an entry into a generous and active community of Art of Hosting Conversations That Matter practitioners spread across the world (that was birthed at Castle Born, Slovenia, back in 2000, and now spread globally to all continents …), with plenty of learning & exchange opportunities.
So you are invited to be part of the growing community of inspired leaders and change agents that together build collaborative capacity needed in this time of profound economic and societal shifts.
This training speaks to anyone who seeks to engage themselves, their teams, organisations or communities in participatory manner around issues that really matter:
- forward-thinking leaders, managers, entrepreneurs & innovators
- change agents & social innovators
- consultants & coaches
- facilitators, trainers, teachers
- community and youth workers
- public officials
- others who want to experience and learn simple yet powerful processes that activate collective intelligence.