Art of Hosting is an international community of practitioners who engage teams and groups in action for the common good. It is about working better in complexity. Trainings in the Art of Hosting (AOH) have taken place on all continents in recent years.
percolab felt the potential and the importance of connecting Quebec with this practice and methodologies to develop new ways to collaborate, work and innovate.
We have supported four calls thus far. Each time a local collective is formed. For the first two training we were joined by three international friends from the AOH international community: Toke Moeller of Denmark who introduced AOH to the European Commission, Chris Corrigan a seasoned practitioner in British Columbia and Tuesday Ryan-Hart who has vast experience in the application of AOH tools and methods in a large scale, in Columbus Ohio. Together we co-created a three-day training in January 2013 at Espace Lafontaine in the heart of Montreal and then a second one in October 2013 at the site of Expo ’66 and a third one Art of Commoning in November 2014 at the Montreal Planetarium in collaboration with Space for Life. The most recent training was in There is No Planet B in collaboration with the Biology Field Station of the University of Montreal.
Over 300 persons have participated in the trainings and practiced the art of group processes.
Here is what one organization has to say about the impact of the training:
This meeting has multiplied our capacity to enter into movement with practitioner-ing in line with the culture of openness, sharing, experimentation and learning emerging from our organization. It also helped to accelerate our collaborative practice internally and within our CA. AOH allows anchored authenticity.
Monique Chartrand, DG and Raquel Penalosa Board Member, Communautique
Read what others have written about their experience:
- Host yourself and draw upon collective intelligence by Julian Giacomelli, entrepreneur
- The art of collaboration by Satsuko VanAntwerp, Social Innovation Generation (Toronto)
- Art of Hosting Montréal, by Marcela Urteaga, consultant
- Présence, agilité et résilience : Retour sur AOH Montréal by Yves Otis, co-director percolab
Also, we reflected on The Joy of a bilingual event that welcomes both languages in Montreal and the benefits of staying in a role of learner in The Lost Practice of Apprenticeship.
For more information on upcoming AoH trainings in Montréal and activities of the community of practice, visit the web site: Art of Hosting Montréal.