The Art of Participatory Leadership: An intensive Weekend Workshop

  • April 11, 2014 · 4:00 PM
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Have you ever needed to learn to engage people; to increase participation something that really matters? 

Do you want to build capacity to lead change?

Join us.

The Resilience Hub is pleased to be offering The Art of Participatory Leadership training. Now practiced and offered worldwide, this intensive 3-day event where you will experience and practice a set of simple, yet powerful, processes for building community, facilitating powerful conversations, building strong partnerships, and leading change. Come explore how to unleash our collective genius and build adaptive and leader-full communities.

Rooted in the Four Fold practice of the Art of Hosting, this event teaches a participative approach for leading, convening, and engaging groups. The practice begins 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 chaordic confidence, face challenges that don’t have 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 hosting practice and try something new!

Who Should Attend?

Individuals and teams who are eager to build stronger 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 permaculture to local economies to 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, April 11th at 4:00 pm. We will finish that night at 9:00 pm. We will gather socially at 8:00 am Saturday and the training continues from 9am to 6pm both Saturday and Sunday.


Dormitory style rooms are available; four people per room, at $30 per bunk for those who prefer to stay onsite. A limited number of private rooms are available for $120 each. Bathrooms are shared. Campsites are also available of $16 for those who prefer to tent. Please inquire about handicap accessible rooms.).


Fresh, delicious, vegetarian and organic (as available) meals, coffee and tea, as well as afternoon snacks will be provided as part of the cost of the training. This includes Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as Sunday breakfast and lunch. Friday night's dinner will be potluck, so please bring a dish to share. (We do not have access to ovens, so all food provided will be unheated.)


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Some partial work-study scholarships are available for participants. Please send a letter of interest to the organizer explaining why this training is important to your mission and how you plan to use it.

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  • Jonah F.

    It was wonderful connecting with a community of people, learning and growing together. I look forward to using the approaches and hosting principles we learned this weekend.

    3 · April 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    How much is it total?

    April 5, 2014

    • Rachel L.

      Please follow the link Veronica. The short answer is, it depends.

      April 5, 2014

  • Rachel L.

    This event is next weekend! If you have not yet registered please do so now.

    April 5, 2014

  • Ryan H.

    Will you be doing another one of these in the future? I so want to do this but the timing isn't working out.

    March 23, 2014

    • Ryan H.

      I also would like to add that if you want to do one in NH, I would be more than happy to facilitate a place for that to happen. Thanks :)

      March 23, 2014

    • Rachel L.

      Thanks Ryan. We'll keep you in mind!

      April 5, 2014

  • Rachel L.

    Getting very excited for this! (Been wanting this training with the Art of Hosting folks for years.) Registrations are coming in. If you want to come please register now at

    February 26, 2014

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