Art of Hosting

and Harvesting Conversations That Matter

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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28 August - 2 September 2018, Ehrenhausen, Austria

Circle and applications - Training and Gathering

What makes circle dialogues so powerful, in many applications and contexts?

A few topics for our Circle practice exploration

Circle between mechanics and mystery: how to create a space for people to transition from a ‘usual meeting’ into deep listening to themselves, each other and to the collective wisdom in the center (creating container, center, talking pieces, role of guardian  …)

When and how to call a circle: clarity of purpose and form for powerful invitation

How to create a safe and engaging place in which implicit diversity can be unearthed, acknowledged, and transcended into collective next-stage wisdom

How to collectively listen to the emerging wholeness

Various forms of circle and when to use which:

  • Strategic and generative council/circle

  • Basic circle

  • Web circle

  • Fishbowl and spiral circle

  • Silent circle

Weaving small circles for greater impact: circle as base of participatory processes (World Café, Open Space ..)

Energetics of circle practice

Ways of harvesting meaningful circle conversations

Who is this training for:

Hosts, facilitators of collaborative processes
Leaders of all levels
Leadership and OD professionals (consultants, trainers, coaches)
People who want to engage with others from a place of inner power and authenticity.

Applications we (can) look into:

Circle has for millennia stood as a symbol of meeting together as humans: gathering around the fire to talk about what really matters. In many European traditions, village councils were held in circle form, to collectively address the challenges and possibilities that future brings.

In the last decades, several approaches have been re-viving this ancient way of co-creating the future, such as Bohmian DialogueThe Circle Waythe Way of CouncilCircles of Trust; Restorative Circles as well as other methods that combine a variety of small circle forms linked to the collective large-group conversation:  The World CaféOpen SpacePro Action Cafe; Collective Story Harvest and others.

Circle-based organizational development approaches include Holacracy and Sociocracy.

All those applications can be explored here. Bring your own case!

Hosted by:Marjeta Novak Lena Maria Jacobsson Rainer v. Leoprechting

Registration details

Fees in a range from 400 - 900 € per person. Early birds open until 15 January and 15 March. See all details at:

More information:

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