Art of Hosting


The Art of Participatory Leadership is an intensive 3-day event where you will experience and practice a set of simple yet powerful approaches for hosting powerful conversations, building strong organizations and communities, and leading change. Come explore how to unleash our collective intelligence and build adaptive, resilient communities. 

We’re excited to bring together engaged and diverse leaders, organizers, activists, and change makers:   Leaders from Transition US Initiatives, Restorative Justice Community, local economy and local food networks, permaculture and green building, Impact HUBs in Oakland and SF, sustainable enterprise, leadership training programs, consciousness leaders and more. 

We are intentionally building strong Art of Participatory Leadership skills and capacity in California to support local and committed leaders working to positively shape the future of our regions.  We also invite passionate friends from other areas who want to learn with us and create transformative change.

Our hope is to create powerful ways to learn together, build effective core teams and partnerships, and create innovative solutions that include diverse voices in their co-creation.

Rooted in the Four Fold practice of the Art of Hosting, this event teaches a participatory approach for leading, convening, and engaging groups. This means leadership that scales from the personal to the systemic, using personal practice, dialogue, facilitation, and the co-creation of innovation to address complex challenges.

Why?Why The Art of Participatory Leadership?

Build Learning Networks - connect with other leaders and innovators.  Explore how we can work and learn more powerfully together.

Build Strong Core Teams and Partnerships.  Broaden the skillset within your group, work more effectively and enjoyably together, engage teams, organizations, and community stakeholders in meaningful conversations that promote resilience, belonging, innovation, and contribution.

Enhance our skills and abilities to work with complexity, uncertainty & change.  Develop chaordic confidence, face challenges that don’t have solutions, use wise process planning architectures for small and large scale initiatives, and host strategic conversations.  

Apply what we are learning to change projects that you bring. From policy and national initiatives to grassroots organizing, business change, local initiatives, social ventures and movement building. Grow your hosting practice and try something new!

We hope you will join us!




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