relational leadership skills for building engagement, commitment and growing capacity in teams, organizations and communities

The Art of Leading Civic Change 

Hosting Conversations That Matter

a 2 day intensive on the patterns and practices to design powerful processes and effective communication

Relational leaders in business, government or NGOs, build connections through a genuine interest in others and by cultivating long-term relationships. They are collaborative, engage value-added exchanges and create environments that are generative and responsive to emergence. They know how to build high performing teams and get sustained results.

They recognize human beings have enormous untapped knowledge and resilience. Sustainable solutions to the challenges we face lie in the wisdom in our teams, organizations and communities. Tapping into this wisdom can bring about innovation, sustained relations and new ways to act together.

The Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter offers patterns and practices to lead by engaging; to use interactive methods in working with your teams, within your organization, with partners or collaborators or in community. This 2 day AoH Intensive provides an experience to deepen competency and confidence in hosting group processes – Circle Practice, World Café, Open Space Technology and other forms.

You will have the opportunity to apply what you learn to design a meeting or project using the Responsive Planning Framework. This will demonstrate what it means when we say “80% of the work happens before you ever get in the room.” You will learn how to construct powerful questions, host conversations using those questions and harvest the outcomes, all core practices and skills in the Art of Hosting.

Logistics and Registration 

Zatzman Sportsplex – Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

May 4 and 5, 2020 8:30-4:30 each day

Registration Fee: $ 550.00 + HST/person
Coffee, tea, snacks and a light lunch are included both days

(If you are going to register for the Worldview Intelligence program, ask us for your discount code)

Your Hosting Team

Kathy, Carolann and Jerry have had the opportunity to work together on a few initiatives since 2011.  Kathy and Jerry have a unique two-country partnership. They are the co-founders of Worldview Intelligence and they are global stewards and practitioners of the Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter. Highly skilled consultants and trainers, they work in many different countries and with a wide variety of businesses, not-for-profit organizations, communities and government agencies.

Carolann is the Director, Capacity Building & Strategic Initiatives African Nova Scotian Communities with the Halifax Partnership. She has been forging pathways in community for decades and is an advocate for issues affecting African Nova Scotian communities. She is a trained facilitator and mediator with over 30 years’ experience in the economic development sectors in Halifax, Toronto, South Africa and now Ghana. She works with the African Nova Scotian Community in the areas of strategic, community and business planning and labour market development.

Dan Ritchie holds a Masters in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (MSLS) from Karlskrona, Sweden and a Bachelors Degree in Community Development from Acadia University.  Raised in Halifax, he trained in the Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter in 2017. He hopes to contribute to a transformative experience. An avid fan of improv and music, Dan is curious about how groups tune into getting on the same page.

Amazon Best Seller

Upon its release in January 2020, Building Trust and Relationship at the Speed of Change hit 9 Amazon #1 Best Seller Categories including business leadership, business teams, strategic management, business management, non-profit management and leadership and education leadership. The book will be available for sale during the event for $35.00 or you can purchase it online.

Kathy’s memoir: Embracing the Stranger in Me: A Journey to Openheartedness will also be available for purchase at the event.


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