Art of Hosting training Canberra

What becomes possible when we learn to skilfully practice generative conversation?

In an era of increasing complexity and unending challenge, it is easy to become overwhelmed, disheartened and divided. More than ever, our world needs conversations that draw on collective wisdom for better outcomes.


Many of us are looking for new ways to contribute our energy and ideas, unite diverse voices and seize every opportunity to contribute to solutions. Generative conversations are conversations that bring diverse voices together to generate and support new and innovative actions.


Training in The Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations that Matter offers simple and powerful participatory practices, patterns and processes to host generative conversations. These approaches have been used effectively in diverse contexts worldwide to harness collective wisdom, encourage compassionate leadership, and create better social and environmental outcomes.


Together we can discover how we can create and host spaces for collaborative conversations that generate wise action – in our institutions, organisations, communities and families.


This formed part of the invitation for the second Art of Hosting training in Canberra in 2019. The first training was held in 2018 by a group of citizens with a long term commitment to dialogue and participatory democracy.


A strong community of practitioners has emerged from the trainings and continues to support participatory practitioners, work and initiatives across the ACT and beyond.


“I am who I am because of you. We are who we are because of each other” - Ubuntu



In the words of ...


The Art of Hosting was a revelation to me, except rather than discovering something new, it was about re-finding something that I had forgotten I had already known for some time. The pinnacle for me was participating in the Designing for Wiser Action process, which felt like the most sophisticated design process I have ever been involved in and I just want to do more of it.

Michelle Croker, participant 2018



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