The Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter

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12 Oct - 16 Oct - 08:45 - 12:30

The Art of Hosting is a highly effective way of harnessing the collective wisdom and self-organizing capacity of groups of any size. This approach uses a variety of of powerful conversational processes deeply rooted in the needs of the world, guided by shared work and purpose. The Art of Hosting is an experiential training and leadership practicum to deepen your capacity to affect transformation in yourself and in a complex world. This work takes into account the whole process – all the preparations necessary to bring people together for shared work, what happens while they are working together, and how the results of their conversation support next steps that are aligned to their purpose and context.

Practicing for life : A dojo for warriors and stewards of the heart.
This work challenges us to explore new ways of seeing and responding to the challenges of our times. Through embodied movement and aikido (a practice of peace), we will practice together working with personal power, courage and balance. We will learn about seeing clearly in the present moment and stepping into wise action, moving from our heart in service of life. How can we strengthen ourselves to go into our fears and find strength and nourishment?

The Art of Hosting

Contributors: Toke Paludan Moeller, Rachel Derrah, Isabel Chender and Kajsa Balkfors

Rachel Derrah

Rachel is a graphic recorder, facilitator, and creative consultant with Brave Space Social Innovation. She uses a variety of methods—from large-scale mural drawings to participatory research and evaluation—to reflect collective insights, share learning, and investigate impact. Her approach involves deep listening, personal and group awareness, and co-creation. She aims to find clarity amid complexity and have challenging conversations. Her formal …

Maíra Rahme

Maíra is originally from São Paulo, Brazil, and is interested in anything that conveys beauty, meaning and truth into the world. Keen on solving problems, she chose to pursue a degree in Design, followed by a specialization in Branding. Later, she joined a training in Sweden called the International Youth Initiative Program (YIP), where she learned about new paradigms and …

Yannick Wassmer

Yannick Wassmer is a trainer in the Art of Hosting Conversations that matter, a host of the Flow Game, trained in working with (and training others in) the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development. He works with The Master’s in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (MSLS) Programme which is a 10-month transformational masters programme in Karlskrona, Sweden that focuses on advancing student’s …