Course name: Art of Hosting
Dates: Sunday 24th April to Saturday 30th April 2022
Location: Crete, Greece
Project: Ubuntu Social Leaders Academy
Travel information: Please check here entry requirements and travel guidelines to Greece
Application deadline: Monday 11 April 2022
Explore hosting and harvesting conversations as a core leadership practice and skill set for leading change. We will offer practical and effective tools for building our collective capacity, facilitating community engagement processes, and hosting conversations and meetings that effectively include all voices weaved into collective intelligence and inquiry. During the training we will co-build shared knowledge of how to best create wellbeing in our communities and organisations.
The following questions will frame our training:
How can we more effectively engage a diverse group of stakeholders in order to increase sustainability and wellbeing in our communities?
How can we be responsive to the needs of the communities or organisations that we are accountable to or serve?
How can we work with adversities and complexity in a way that accounts for all different points of view?
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Learning aims of the course are to:
To create and develop a team of skilled community leaders/change facilitators, offering training to groups that are considerably more diverse (race/ethnicity, gender and age) than the make-up usually found on such international social leadership programmes
To strengthen the capacity of individual organisations to anticipate threat, plan for change and develop new initiatives
To develop leadership skills and competencies by gaining new knowledge, insight and understanding of effecting personal, group, organisational and societal change
To encourage collective action as a way of solving community-based challenges that cannot be resolved by individual working or thinking
To impart new skills to enable participants to successfully tackle and navigate the complex challenges that their organisations and communities face
To develop pan-European connections and partnerships to meet identified development needs both now and in the future
To share good practice and create future opportunities to facilitate transnational and international partners' learning as a 'receiving' UK consortium.