People are hungry for more effective meetings and practices for working better together amidst times of rapid change and high complexity.
We are awakening to different ways of being in leadership together, moving beyond the typical traps of adversarial agendas and into processes of co-learning and co-evolution that lead to wise action and change. We are seeking consultative processes and engagement strategies that bring out the best in our communities and foster collaboration. That’s what the Art of Participatory Leadership is all about.
Last year’s Art of Participative Leadership in Olympia, WA was wait-listed. This year’s gathering builds on that tradition — working to create collective impact and cultures of innovation.
The Art of Participative Leadership is an intensive 3-day experience where you will practice a set of simple yet powerful approaches for designing and hosting (facilitating) powerful conversations and meetings. It is an effective way of harnessing the collective wisdom and self-organizing capacity of groups. We believe that people give their energy and lend their resources to what matters most to them – in work as in life. These practices invite people to step in and respond to the challenges facing them in creative, authentic, compassionate and innovative ways.
Groups and organizations using the Art of Participatory Leadership practices report better decision-making, more efficient and effective capacity building and greater ability to quickly respond to opportunity, challenge and change. People who experience the Art of Hosting typically say that they walk away feeling more empowered and able to help guide the meetings and conversations they are part of to move towards more desirable outcomes.
Regionally we are bringing together community, government, and business leaders, social entrepreneurs, next generation leaders together from many dedicated networks and efforts – building capacity in our communities and organizations to address the challenges of these times.
Rooted in the Four Fold practice of the Art of Hosting, this event teaches a participatory approach for leading, convening, and engaging groups. We work with collaborative methods including Circle, World Café, Open Space Technology, ProAction Café, storytelling and more.
The Art of Hosting – Four-Fold Practice from Kevin McKeever on Vimeo.