Art of Hosting Training
Ecological and ecosystem scientists, social scientists, conservation and sustainability experts, green business, policy makers, change makers and social innovators are invited into a collective inquiry.
How can ecosystem science, people, and place become courageous partners to transform towards a sustainable future for all?
3 days to explore...
What becomes possible when our knowledge of ecosystem science is fully grounded in societal needs?
How can we use collective intelligence practices to inform scientific explorations for a sustainable future while respecting different worldviews?
What is the role of open science in social-ecological innovation?
Current human activities are putting the planet at risk by degrading the ecosystems we rely on, limiting opportunities for future generations and restricting the possible futures we wish to cultivate.
We need to understand earth’s limits while re-establishing our connections to the natural world, each other, and have the courage to contribute to restore and regenerate our ecosystems.
What can we learn from ecosystem science that could dramatically impact our societal decision making for a sustainable future?
How do we integrate different worldviews to work more actively to find applicable solutions?
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This is a 3 day residential based training in the beautiful location of the Université de Montreal’s Biological Field Station in the Laurentian region of Quebec on the Art of Hosting conversations that matter. This is a bilingual (English/French) event.
Location: At the Biology Station of University of Montréal
Costs 700$ – 1200$ + taxes
- Accommodation (3 nights)
Join a team of local and international practitioners of Art of Hosting, scientists.
What is Art of Hosting?
Art of Hosting is a set of simple yet powerful principles to design and facilitate conversations and work that taps into the whole potential of groups and individuals. It is also an international community.
Art of Hosting takes a holistic approach to conversations so that they can lead to wiser actions.
Art of Hosting is an open-source social practice that incorporates (but is not limited to) methods such as:
- World Café
- Complexity theory
- Open Space Technology
- Circle Practice
- Storytelling & Story Harvest
- 8 Breaths of Design
- The Art of Harvesting
Much of the art and power of the Art of Hosting approach comes not from any individual method but learning to blend and tailor a combination of methods to serve the need and purpose of the unique context a practitioner is working with, using an understanding of underlying patterns of process design.
Ecological Field Station
This training will take place at the Ecological field Station of the Université de Montréal. It is a vast territory with pristine lakes protected since the 1960s.
We will be able to swim, canoe, hike, hang in a hammock, play badminton, soccer etc.
There is simple onsite lodging for 50 people in two pavillons (2 persons per room).
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Art of Hosting Training
Ecological and ecosystem scientists, social scientists, change makers and social innovators are invited into a collective inquiry.
How can we harness the power of collective intelligence practices and the knowledge of ecosystem science to restore and regenerate the planet’s natural assets now and for future generations?