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AoH Practitioners Gathering: Harvesting, Evaluation & Research
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, 1:00 PM – Thu, Mar 23, 2017, 3:30 PM ADT
What do we need to name, learn and share about harvesting to amplify the impact of participatory leadership everywhere?
This is an invitation to those of you who want to strengthen your participatory leadership practice. While hosting, harvesting, and organizing are fundamentally intertwined in the Art of Hosting practice, at times it can be useful to dive deeper in one particular aspect. If you, like us, are feeling the hunger to gather with others to deepen your harvesting practice, we invite you to join us for a 2.5 day gathering and inquiry into harvesting understanding, practices and methods.
Together we will create the opportunity to widen our perspectives, exchange knowledge and learn from each other, investigate a spectrum of harvesting methods, and build our harvesting capacities to better design process for participatory leadership. As the complexity of our work and world appears to be increasing ...
- How can harvesting practices invite elegance in our sensemaking--the simplicity beyond complexity?
- How can harvesting help us ride the knife-edge of collective wisdom and collective folly?
- What is the relationship between creativity and strategy, art and evaluation, beauty and functionality, post-its and data?
We believe that deepening and broadening our harvesting practice will strengthen and prepare us for longer-term and larger-scale work. Designed from a place of integrated harvesting and hosting, this gathering will bring together hosts, harvesters, practitioners of graphic recording, Cynefin and sensemaking, (development) evaluation, research, art, and storytelling to share methods, insights, and reflections—with tracks in the morning, Open Space in the afternoons, and an evening of story harvesting.
This exploration is not intended to separate or fragment harvesting from hosting. Rather, we feel that carving out a space for deepening our relationship with harvesting will ultimately infuse our hosting, spinning the tapestry of this relationship with more vibrant, colourful, and robust thread.
For us, the timing feels right. We are seeing the work and impact of the Art of Hosting grow and spread, and within this expansion, connecting with each other as practitioners continues to feel profoundly necessary.
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Change Lab Action Research Initiative (CLARI), St. Mary’s University
5940 Inglis Street
3rd Floor, Atrium 340
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3