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Art of Participatory Leadership: An Art of Hosting Intensive

Date: 11:30am PST February 11, 2015 Location: Graduate Campus, South Chapel

Graduate Campus, South Chapel

Join the Art of Hosting for an Art of Participatory Leadership Intensive. The Art of Hosting practice was born out of the field of large group facilitation, where self-organization and “a leader in every seat” are prime organizing principles. We marry the new leadership paradigms of complexity science and living systems theory with accessible design tools and frameworks.

Many practitioners and leaders are seeking processes, tools and engagement strategies that bring out the best in our communities and foster deeper collaboration. That’s what the Art of Participatory Leadership is all about.

Why Attend? 

  • Broaden the skill set within your group; work more effectively and enjoyably together; engage teams, organizations and community stakeholders in meaningful conversations that promote resilience, belonging and innovation.
  • Enhance your skills and abilities to see and address difficult questions; transform conflict into creative cooperation; develop confidence; use wise process planning architectures for small and large scale initiatives; and host strategic conversations.
  • Connect with other leaders addressing crucially needed changes and explore how you can work more powerfully together.

Registration fees include workshop materials, light continental breakfast and snacks each day, dinner February 11, and lunches February 12-13. Space is limited and this training fills, so please register early to ensure your participation. The registration deadline is February 1.

Workshop Details & Registration

Dates: Wednesday-Friday, February 11-13, 2015

Times: Wednesday: 12:30-8:30 p.m.; Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. NOTE: Check in opens at 11:30 on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday will begin at 8 a.m. with beverages and a light continental breakfast. We’ll have reservations each evening for those who wish to join us for dinner (we hope most) and will announce specifics each day. We welcome other creative invitations to gather in the evenings too!

Facilitators: Kevin Hiebert, Teresa Posakony, Jenna Ringelheim, Aimee Samara, Heather Tischbein, Tenneson Woolf

Costs: Individuals, nonprofit or government leaders: $550 by 12/31, $600 after. For profit or business leaders: $700 by 12/31, $750 after. $50 discount for 3 or more registrants from the same organization.

20 CEUs, offered by Lewis & Clark are available for an additional $20.

Creative Tuition: If you know you need to be at this training and cost is the barrier, request a creative tuition conversation. We are working creatively to include the diversity of our community in the training.

Generosity Circle: If you can offer a little more to support others who can’t afford to pay the full tuition we invite you to join the generosity circle. A gift of $50 or more helps us welcome and include more of the diversity of our community.

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Questions or need more information? Contact Kevin Hiebert or 360-904-5150.

About the Facilitators

Kevin Hiebert, Owner and Director of Resonate Consulting, is a facilitator, trainer, leadership coach and strategy consultant who helps change leaders collaborate across organizational boundaries to create collective impact and systems change. Kevin’s work is informed by his experience in how change happens, systems thinking and experience in prior collaborative efforts.  He is passionate about collaboration, participatory leadership and seeing collective wisdom and action emerge.  

Teresa Posakony works with organizations and communities who are seeking to put to work the ineffable qualities of community to bring high levels of effective engagement, creative design and deep resilience to work. She was a long time member of the Berkana Institute, worked 13 years in high tech doing leadership and organizational development, and now 12 years deeply engaged in hosting process in a breadth of nonprofit organizations and community driven efforts.

Jenna Ringelheim is the National Program Director of the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP), supporting a network of over 700 environmental and social change practitioners around the country. Jenna has worked for a variety of environmental nonprofits in leadership roles, including The Northwest Earth Institute, Wild Gift, The Trust for Public Land, and the Nature Conservancy. Jenna has a BA in Environmental Studies and Anthropology from Skidmore College, a Masters in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University, and an MBA in Sustainable Systems from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute.
Aimee Samara advances the work of socially vigilant organizations with facilitation, mediation, organizational design, and public participation endeavors. Her projects focus on agency cross-collaboration, at the intersections of business, nonprofit, and government – in crisis zones as well as regions at peace. Aimee’s skills reflect a global lens, and acknowledge the wisdom introduced to her during international humanitarian fieldwork - especially the art of what it takes for groups and relationships to thrive across boundaries of geography, privilege and culture.

Heather Tischbein has been convening people for over four decades as a community organizer and citizen activist.  She is an early childhood educator by training and an Earth steward and peacemaker by nature.  Heather has served in senior leadership roles, as both paid staff and volunteer board member, with a variety of education and environmental nonprofit organizations.  Heather currently serves on the board of the Co-Intelligence Institute and is working locally in a variety of capacities to build community resilience through conversations that matter.

Tenneson Woolf is a a facilitator and workshop leader. He designs and leads meetings in participative formats. To help people be smart together through interaction — learning together, building relationships, and focused on projects. From strategic visioning with boards to large conference design. Living systems, self-organization, and emergence inspire his work. His heritage includes The Berkana Institute, working for years with Margaret Wheatley and other inspiring leaders, as well as The Art of Hosting, bringing the first training to North America in the early 2000s. He is particularly glad to be joining this team and this body of work in the Portland area.
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