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January 8-11, 2008 —
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Ottawa, Ontario — Developers 2008 Planning Meeting

With Nancy Fritsche Eagan, Angela Amel, Morna Ballantyne, Cathy Remus, Josey Finley, Bill Robb

January 24-27, 2008 — Art of Hosting
Whidbey Island, Washington — Open-Enrollment Training
With Christina Baldwin, Ann Linnea, Chris Corrigan, Teresa Posakony

February 9, 2008 — Southern Utah Wilderness… Continue reading

What is the Art of Hosting?

I’ve been in many of these conversations. Lately, I’ve liked the shift into the work — hosting conversations that matter — that sometimes shows up in the form of an event that is referenced as The Art of Hosting.

Also, from an Art of Hosting conference at Whidbey Island (January 2008), Chris Corrigan laughed in one of his teachings. “We… Continue reading

Hosting in an Instant

I love this story from Jeannel King, whom I met in Kentucky. Jeannel was a participant at an AoH in Indiana, September 2007.

One of the reasons I love this story is that it shows how we can move very quickly and yet with clarity and beauty. I also remember Jeannel as she harvested back from one of the open… Continue reading