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This is the invitation for the upcoming Art of Hosting training happening in Toronto in May.

This is the invitation for the upcoming Art of Hosting training happening in Toronto in May.

(also my first inDesign project! Thanks to Pamela Rounis for design coaching!)



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  • ART OF SOCIAL INNOVATION MAY 7-9, 2014 | CSI SPADINA TORONTO 3-DAY INTENSIVE TRAINING : PARTICIPATORY LEADERSHIP IN TIMES OF CHANGE Join us for this 3-day training to explore how we can • Create conditions for multiple perspectives to work together toward sustained and wise action • Use methods and practices of collaborative and participatory leadership to connect social innovation efforts • Use our collective intelligence to achieve sustained strategic results that transform systems, regions, organizations Who should attend Art of Social Innovation? Changemakers, leaders, social innovators who wish to take social innovation to scale. Those who work with diverse voices and need to invite real diversity into your work. Those who are looking for new ways and tools to work with collaboratives and practice participatory leadership Ontario is rich with social innovators and pioneers of new ways of doing things. Many of us are seeking new solutions to problems that are becoming more complex. The complexity we face in the world now pushes us to ask new questions about how we act, how we connect efforts, what our organizations do and how we respond. The training will explore: • How can we thrive in complexity and shifting systems? • How do we work effectively with relationships, difference, real diversity? • What is the leadership needed now in working with complexity and chaos? • How do we link transformative efforts and scale social innovation? IMAGE CREDIT: RENAUD BERTRAND
  • WHAT WILL I GAIN? Learn practical, participatory tools to design, convene, host and harvest conversations — including: chaordic project planning, world cafe, open space technology, pro-action cafe, large stakeholder design and delivery, harvesting for action, deep democracy and more • Learn how to work within shifting systems and thrive in complexity • Immerse yourself and your team in a supportive and co-creative space • Experience the connection between personal transformation and the capacity to create change in the world • Connect and learn with a community of leaders working to bring change into diverse settings Come ready for three full days of learning, conversation, and transformation with new and old colleagues and friends. Bring your ideas & projects to this highly experiential program. The Art of Social Innovation uses Art of Hosting (AoH) social technology. The methods & theories, created by the AoH community of practice, scale up leadership from the personal to the systemic using personal practice, dialogue, facilitation & co-creation of innovation to address complex challenges. Visit to learn more about AoH and to join the global learning network of participatory leadership. “We can’t impose our will on a system. We can listen to what the system tells us, and discover how its properties and our values can work together to bring forth something much better than could ever be produced by our will alone.” — Donella Meadows WHEN Wed - Fri, May 7 - 9, 2014 WHERE Centre for Social Innovation 215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON REGISTRATION MORE INFORMATION COST Prices includes tuition, material, snacks & lunch daily $650 - youth & students $750 - social & public sector $900 - private sector 15% off for groups of 3 (or more) from the same organization If you have a passion to attend but cannot afford it, contact us: IMAGE CREDIT: RENAUD BERTRAND
  • THE TEAM Chris Corrigan is a global steward of the Art of Hosting. For 20 years he has worked with organizations and communities in North America and beyond to help address complexity using dialogue and participatory leadership processes. He blogs and collects resources at Jennifer Chan is a designer, facilitator and provocateur practicing design-driven community engagement in a process of co-designing with stakeholders. Jenn’s work is actively working to create playful civic engagement opportunities, designing social impact solutions in education, and convening space for individuals to practice design methodologies and engagement strategies. Rachel Caroline Derrah: A serial collaborator, Rachel hosts projects in Canada and Europe that invite diverse perspectives into conversations that matter. Based in Halifax, her work with AoH tools and practices has included large-scale civic gatherings to design public spaces, participatory budgeting for municipal funds, cross-sector unconferences, PechaKucha nights, idea incubators, and interactive public art installations. She is learning to open spaces that invite us to bring our passions into the world. Sophia Horwitz: Community process artists and social entrepreneur, Sophia has spearheaded transformation projects in Latin America, Europe, Turkey, Canada and Japan. Through participatory processes, Sophia engaged multi- stakeholder groups around complex issues ranging from social innovation to neighbourhood placemaking and sustainable development. A weaver of relationships, Sophia builds trust between disparate parties, her specialty lies in facilitation, strategic planning, and cross-cultural communication. Violetta Ilkiw is a seasoned facilitator, leading organization change & participatory decision- making process with communities and organizations. For the past 14+ years she has also acted as senior consultant to the Laidlaw Foundation, bringing innovation and collaborative tools into their work with young people. She experiments with emergence, wide-scale social innovation & bringing deep democracy into all settings. Violetta is currently diving into a study of Deep Democracy pursuing a Masters in Conflict Facilitation & Organizational Change. Satsuko VanAntwerp is a writer, connector and facilitator, facinated by what shapes our different views of the world. As Manager at Social Innovation Generation (SiG), Satsuko supports social innovation lab practitioners and government innovators tackling complex societal problems. Satsuko holds an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship and indulges her blogging urges via PARTNERS “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete” — Buckminster Fuller