Art of Hosting and HarvestingConversations that Matter
20th-23rd of April, 2023
What more is possible if we practice togetherness and active hope to build collective resilience?
How can we strengthen our ability to act and create the changes we long to see?
We live in turbulent and challenging times. Many people are losing hope and feel desperate due to the climate crisis, the war in Ukraine, the state of the economy and the rising cost of living, the state of democracies, and diminished human rights. Our communities long for leadership that is not corrupt and self-serving. We know that our world order is transitioning and at a pivotal point. All of this results in little stability and certainty, making many of us feel unsafe and disconnected from one another. We long to participate in creating a healthy world, but many of us lack the opportunities and practices to do so.
An interesting paradox is that in times of crisis, turning to one another becomes crucial. Letting go of our individualism and moving to our togetherness becomes an antidote. Not giving up and engaging in active hope regenerates us and gives us the strength to continue. We know that building resilience is the only way, and doing it together is a new power.
Hungary, our place for this Art of Hosting and Harvesting Meaningful Conversations training, is a perfect location to gather and be in the question of practicing togetherness and active hope to build resilience. This land has seen many of its people leave for a chance to have a more creative and prosperous life. Many European values have been curtailed or blocked, and people are desperate and devoid of hope that change will come. Yet again, paradoxically, it is in places like this where societal innovation occurs, where we can learn to strengthen our ability to act, dig deeper into our communities, and find new forms of collective leadership.
That’s why we are excited to invite you to our upcoming Art of Hosting and Harvesting Meaningful Conversations training. We will gather as a diverse community to explore and surface practices of togetherness based on a living systems worldview. Through participatory methods and mental models, we will tap into our collective intelligence and gain new perspectives on how to build resilience and create a just, healthy world for ourselves, our families, and future generations. We hope you’ll join us in this fertile learning space, where together we can find new ways to create a better future for all.
Who this training is for?
Are you afflicted by…
- Meetings that lead to no action?
- Conferences that have too many talking heads and not enough real engagement and wisdom?
- Cross-functional teams that are more loyal to their function than to their team – or vice versa?
- Silo thinking and political infighting?
- Decisions made too far away from those impacted by them?
- NGO’s who work for their own purpose and forget the common good, the whole picture and collaboration with others?
- Learning situations where both teachers and students are unhappy or unfulfilled?
- Communities that are marked by consistent lack of dialogue, tension and difference of opinion or fall into apathy or indifference?
If these describe your reality and you desire a more collaborative and generative process, this training is for you. It is designed for people working in the private and public sectors, in NGOs, in community organizing and activist work – anywhere that a vibrant learning space can contribute to collaboration and results. If you work in a team, it is most valuable to come as a team, making the application of what you’ve learned much easier to integrate.
We are inviting:
- Managing directors & senior leaders
- Project Managers & team leaders
- Changemakers, artists and storytellers/journalists
- External & internal Consultants
- Those working in NGOs or community
- Teachers & school administrators
- Students and youth leaders
- Anyone who feels called by this invitation
Our Hosting Team
Dániel G. Németh
What will we learn & practice together?
- Design collaborative initiatives and projects
- Host meaningful conversations and harvest actionable insights
- Apply Art of Hosting and Harvesting methods to your projects and challenges (such as World Cafe, Open Space Technology, Circle practice…)
- Be more resilient and equipped to adapt to an ever-changing world
- Leverage models for working with complexity, conflict, and emergence
- Translating your ideas and seeds of innovation into experiments and initiatives
- Notice and shift personal, team, and systemic behaviors and norms
- Introduce the benefits of participatory leadership to your field
The 3-day training will be held approx 60-90 minutes outside of Budapest at Mátra Kemping Sóstó
Address: 3200 Gyöngyös-Sástó Farkas u. 4
Location website: https://matrakemping.hu/en/
This training is being offered in the spirit of allowing everybody with different means to participate, regardless of economic status. Please, be mindful of this while deciding your contribution amount.
The training fee includes the hosting & organization, 3-nights of accommodations, full board, and plenty of tea and coffee:)
You have three choices:
1) Pay with an early bird Fixed Fee until the 1st of March
* €490 (Low GDP areas)
* €690 (High GDP areas)
2) pay the Fixed Fee after the 2nd of March
* €690 (Low GDP areas)
* €875 (High GDP areas)
3) apply for scholarship support – a limited number of scholarships is available for young activists – this will be a limited availability only
If you are a team (min. 3 people) please contact us for a team price.
Dates- Gathering flow
Thu 20th of April
17-19:00 – Arrival
19:00 – Joint dinner
20:00 – Opening circle
Fri 21st of April
Sat 22th of April
Sun 23rd of April
16:00 – Training ends
The training will be held in English.
The training will be held in English.
In case you have any question, please feel free to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org anytime!