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Art of Hosting Trainings

Here is a listing of upcoming Art of Hosting trainings worldwide – mostly 3-day events where you are immersed in and learn about the basics of Art of Hosting. Some of these trainings have a specific focus on top of the general training, mostly mentioned in the calling question.

There might be other events mentioned in this list, but they will all have entry-level quality (so no previous experience required) and will rely heavily on the Art of Hosting DNA for its design.

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8 June - 10 June 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

Groundwork training - Creating conditions for powerful collaboration

How do we prepare and organise for powerful collaboration in service of our organisations, communities and society as a whole?

“Just as every good farmer focuses all his attention on sustaining and enhancing the quality of the soil, every good organisational leader focuses all her attention on sustaining and enhancing the quality of the social field that she is responsible for.” – Otto Scharmer

How do we prepare and organise for powerful collaboration in service of our organisations, communities and society as a whole?

What principles and practices will create the right conditions for collaboration that makes a difference for the better?

In Denmark, Europe and globally, we face some timely choices. Do we allow our conversation and actions to be governed by fear or trust? Do we choose introspection and separation or openness and collaboration?

This three-day deep dive into the practice of Groundwork explores the nature of organising and collaborating. It uncovers the foundations of powerful collaboration by exploring a practice through which we cultivate the conditions that support people to self-organise and do their best work together. It all starts from there, for as Otto Scharmer says, .

The purpose of this workshop is to support each other in building our shared capacity to collaborate more effectively and with more powerful results. We will explore and deepen the elements of Groundwork practice through a framework called the Foundations of Powerful Collaboration, applying this to the projects and initiatives that each participant is already working with. Using this framework we will explore principles, practices and tools that can support us in practising Groundwork more consciously.

The practice of Groundwork is about much more than just being well-organised. It can be practiced at the individual, team and organisational level and in all cases, it invites a focus on that which is less visible or that happens underground, below the surface. This includes:
- the ongoing work of developing the self, the interior condition of each individual and the strengthening of personal and collective leadership.
- a focus on quality of relationships and hosting or tending to the social field.
- holding the bigger perspective while defining and navigating long-term purpose and strategy.


What will you get out of the Training?
By participating in this training you will be introduced to the core elements of Groundwork practice. Groundwork is both a personal and collective practice which can be integrated and applied to any aspect of life. In particular, the training will explore:
- How do we build a solid foundation for powerful collaboration?
- How could we practice more harmonious ways of organising ourselves, each other and the work that matters?
- How do we invite others in a humane, real and artful way?
- How do we create inspired and connected teams committed to creating meaningful impact?
- How do we create structures that reflect and support the deeper purpose of the need and purpose we are serving?
- Where has this worked before, and what are good stories of application that can inspire and strengthen our work?


Who Should Come?

This training is specifically designed for people working in teams that are interested in working more with process, participation and engagement. We encourage teams to attend together and to bring a concrete project which can be used as a focus for the practice.

Groundwork is for you, if you :
- Have an idea or goal you want to achieve
- Work within Government or Business
- Serve on a Board of Directors
- Work or volunteer with nonprofit or grassroots organisations
-Work with Social Enterprise
- Are an Entrepreneur or Intrapreneur
- Need to grow connections with people in similar questions

Come as an individual or as a team!


Practical Information:

Date and time: 8th June, 9am  – 10th June, 3pm,  2017

Venue: Republikken, Vesterbrogade 26, 1620 Copenhagen V


Standard Fee: 6000 DKK / 800 €
Early Bird Fee: 4800 DKK / 650 € (Register and Pay before April 18, 2017)
Scholarship: 3000 DKK / 400 € (Limited number available by application)

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Hosted by:Toke Møller, James Ede and Rowan Simonsen

Registration details

For more information about Groundwork in general and to register visit the link above.

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