$60 – $629

2017 Art of Collaborative Leadership in Challenging Times (Maine USA)

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Ferry Beach Park Association

5 Morris Avenue

Saco, ME 04072

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It's more important than ever to pay attention to ~how~ we work together, not just ~what~ we are trying to do together.

Design and convene conversations that matter. Go beyond "outreach" to engagement and participation. Shift from "facilitation" to hosting & harvesting results while building skills and leadership capacity.

The Resilience Hub is pleased to be returning to the beautiful Ferry Beach Association to offer the next iteration of participatory design and capacity-building training: The Art of Collaborative Leadership - A Weekend Workshop in November of 2017.

This immersive weekend workshop will allow you to experience and practice a set of simple, yet powerful, processes for building community, facilitating powerful conversations, building strong partnerships, and manifesting change in line with your values. Come explore how to unleash our collective genius and build adaptive and leader-full communities.

Rooted in the patterns and practices of the Art of Hosting, this event teaches a participatory and collaborative approach for leading, convening, and engaging groups. The practices begin with being present and hosting one’s self; from there we participate in learning conversations, hosting and convening conversations, and co-creating (initiatives, change, teams, resilience networks, etc.).

Why Art of Hosting?

• Connect with other leaders of the sustainability and resilience movements and explore how we can work more powerfully together.

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, innovation, and contribution.

Enhance our skills and abilities to work with complexity, develop confidence, face challenges that don’t have easy solutions, use wise process planning architectures for small and large scale initiatives, and host strategic conversations over time.

• Imagine and plan for how we can use these practices in our individual and collective work in the months and years ahead. Grow your facilitation and hosting practice and try something new!

Who Should Attend?

Individuals and teams who are eager to build more effective teams and partnerships with each other and within their communities should attend. People who are dedicated to creating many facets of resilient and sustainable communities from food and agriculture, permaculture, community organizing and activism to new economy and sustainable enterprises should attend. People who want to learn and share experiences and models for scaling out through building learning networks and core teams.

Community leaders, social entrepreneurs, organizers, young leaders, policy makers, sustainable business leaders, and practitioners who believe in the power of collective creativity, intelligence, and collaboration to improve their communities, teams, and organizations will benefit from this work.


We begin Friday, November 10th at 5:00 pm. We will finish that night at 9:00 pm. We will gather for breakfast at 8:00 am Saturday and the training continues from 9am to 6pm both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday will feature an optional evening program.

Location & Lodging

We are excited to be returning to the beautiful Ferry Beach location in Saco Maine. This stunning location by the sea features beach walks, trails and many contemplative locations around the campus for your enjoyment.

Optional dormitory style rooms are available, four people per room, for those who prefer to stay onsite. A limited number of private rooms are available. Bathrooms are shared. Campsites are also available for those who prefer to tent though it might be cold in November! Please inquire about accessible rooms for those who have mobility challenges. Those who live close enough to commute, are certainly welcome to do so.


Fresh, delicious, local and organic meals, coffee and tea, as well as afternoon snacks are included. This includes a light supper on Friday, all Saturday meals and snacks and two meals and snack on Sunday.

Cost, Scholarships, Work-Study

Early Registration Fees are available until September 25, 2017.

Sliding scale pricing is based on either total household income or your business/organization's annual budget.

People of color, first nations people and LGBTQI people are encouraged to inquire about one of our Solidarity Pricing spots.

There are a limited number of work-study positions available.

Co-Sponsoring This Event

We invite three to four organizations to co-sponsor this event with The Resilience Hub and support the capacity-building work of your own networks. Three sponsorship levels are available and all include some number of registration tickets for attendees of the training. Contact lisa@resiliencehub.org to book one of the sponsorship spots.

Hosting & Facilitation Team

The hosting & facilitation team for this event will be comprised of both local practitioners and full-time, internationally-active trainers and practitioner-trainers. We are excited to share the details soon.

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