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TRAINING: Art of Hosting, Sustainability


The Art of Hosting and Harvesting

Conversations that matter

August 15-18, 2022

Arranger: The Art of Hosting International and alumni of the masters' program Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability

How might we foster collaboration to bridge the multiple divides in times of change and urgency?

We invite you to hold the space around this calling question at the Art of Hosting training 2022 in Mundekulla in practicing methods and tools supporting group processes. We will learn how to have meaningful conversations, to co-create, and to take wiser actions together. If you aspire to have conversations that matter to support personal, organizational and communal transformation, or you are simply passionate about participatory leadership and facilitation practices, this training is for you. This year, we will focus on how we can bridge the divides that underlie so many of today's urgent challenges: Our disconnect to nature. Between each other. Between who we are and who we want to be. Between the more privileged and the less privileged amongst us.


The Team

Each time a new Art of Hosting team evolves around a calling question and the facilitation that is needed for this unique and relevant question. More information about the team members can be found
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Isabel Chender

Marco Valente

Stephanie Blank


Emmy Pater, Pear Thanyaporn Wongtitirote, Charlotte Griestop, Cora Niemeier, Priska Lang and Felix Bruns.

What is the Art of Hosting?


The Art of Hosting and Harvesting conversations that matter is a training that builds our individual and collective capacity to self-organize together, to organize horizontally rather than with vertical hierarchy and to engage with the ways our organizing forms reflect the kinds of paradigms at play in our social structures, organizations, and teams.


The Art of Hosting and Harvesting creates conditions for meaningful conversations, effective democratic practices and learning how to work collaboratively in emergence as ways to move into wiser action together.

Art of Hosting and Harvesting can be applied in various settings including:

  • Team work and Group Work

  • Planning and Facilitating Meetings or Events

  • Visioning and Strategic Planning

  • Community Organizing

  • Collaborative Project Planning

  • Personal and Group Reflection

  • Innovation Labs

  • Transdisciplinary work


What will we learn & practice together?

Engage in hands-on practice-based training. This training is an opportunity to step into participatory leadership. We will work on the edge of ‘praxis’ - the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized through direct application. Learners are trained not only in theories of why participatory methods are important, additionally they learn how to facilitate them. Participants will be invited to co-host participatory methods with the support of the Hosting Team.


Taking a holistic approach. Beginning with understanding the underlying purpose of a gathering, the art of invitation, to planning and accompanying the conversation, and sharing outputs in a useful manner that supports ideas to move into action. This way of working takes into account the preparations before people come together, what happens while they are working together, and how the results of their conversations – the ‘harvest’ – support next steps that are aligned with a group’s purpose and context. We take a strategic view by asking “Why are we gathering? Is this needed? Who needs to be here?” and moving from a place of usefulness.

During the Art of Hosting training we will explore a range of participatory tools, concepts and methods that may include:

  • Open Space Technology

  • World Café

  • Appreciative Inquiry

  • Designing from purpose

  • Check In / Check out

  • Collective Story Harvest

  • ​Pro-Action Café

  • Chaordic Stepping Stones

  • The Art of Harvesting ​and strategic planning

  • And more …

Art of Hosting is an open-source social technology that has been co-created over time. Much of the art and power of the Art of Hosting approach comes not from any individual method but learning to blend and tailor a combination of methods to serve the need and purpose of the unique context a practitioner is working with using an understanding of underlying patterns of process design.


We will gather for the 11th edition of Art of Hosting Karlskrona to learn with each other, from each other and about ourselves. Extending our network and nourishing friendships. Being in a learning flow and relaxing around a fire.

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Date: August 15-18, 2022

Check-in at 14.00-16.00, Monday

The training ends at 16.00, Thursday

You are welcome to stay the night of Thursday to Friday to slowly fade out together.


For questions about the training:


Practical information


Price options

Please see the different price options for the training as well as room & board at the registration page, here


How to register?


*Don't be shy to apply for partial or full scholarship


For more information visit our website: here

For questions about the training:


Information on food and practicalities

  • Mundekulla serves ecological and vegetarian food and offer milk and gluten free options for you who prefer that.

  • All participants should check in/register at the reception upon arrival

  • Bring your own sheets and towels. Can also be rented at reception for SEK 150/set.

  • Participants clean bedrooms after the course, or buy this service for a cost of SEK 300/bedroom. For room cleaning not carried out by participant a fee of SEK 400 will be invoiced.

  • It is not allowed to light candles and to bring pets to the facilities.

  • It's good to bring clothes for nature walks.

Travel to Mundekulla

Click here for information on how to get to Mundekulla.


Welcome to join our carpooling group on Facebook where you can request or offer a ride to a specific event at Mundekulla.

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