What if it were up to us
to embody a society
where everyone and everything can thrive?
ART of HOSTING & HARVESTING TRAINING BELGIUM
6-8 February 2016
For full information & registrations, please visit www.artofhosting.be
These days diversity is an inescapable fact of life in Belgian
society: in language, culture, politics, ethnicity; in the gulf between professional silos, managers and workers, generations, faiths and personal histories.
Wherever we look, we see chasms to be crossed, bridges to be built: how can top-down meet bottom-up? How can we engage with all stakeholders? Integrate successive waves of refugees? Reach out across the boundaries between generations, faiths, languages and cultures? How can we invite all these differences into the rich dance of humanity?
What would it be like to embody a society where everyone and everything can thrive? Where I can accept and celebrate your culture and values without having to devalue or sacrifice my own?
The Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations that Matter teaches a body of methods and practices that can effectively support us in dealing with these questions in our everyday lives. It offers a practical approach for a different kind of leadership that is essentially participatory, where we talk with one another, and not about each other. It enables us to bring forth and base our decisions on best collective wisdom that is present in any system.
ALL HANDS ON DECK
Healthy human society embraces wholeness and integrates all aspects of life – how we create meaningful work for all, how we prepare food, how we deal with money, how we find a natural rhythm in our work and our conversations, and much more. In this 3-day immersive experience, we intend to take care of as many of these aspects as we can, together, while focussing on the question:
What if it were up to us to embody a society where everyone and everything can thrive?
We are convinced that the challenge of diversity, as we live it here in Belgium, holds huge potential and offers countless opportunities and avenues that can enable all of us to thrive and live well. During our time together, we will focus on stretching ourselves to discover more forms of collaboration, more ways connecting people and enacting solidarity – and looking for ways and methods to enhance that capacity in all of us.
LANGUAGES - YES WE CAN !
Belgium is renowned as a hotbed of linguistic diversity. Although the training will mostly be in English, we do not wish this to be a barrier to those who are more comfortable expressing themselves in another language. We will do everything we can to facilitate communication across language boundaries, and with the good will and active participation of everybody present, we trust we can succeed.
The call of the future is already here. Are we able to listen, rise and respond?