Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 9:42PM
You’re Invited…to a three-day intensive to explore participatory practices and hosting essential conversations that lead to shifts at all levels - from the grassroots to senior leadership." Each Art of Hosting is a reﬂection of new understanding and learning about how to make change in ourselves and the systems we care about. After 10 years of working to change our own civic dialogue here in Columbus, Ohio, we have seen the systems in our community shift toward participation at all levels. Our nonproﬁt sector, academic institutions, private organizations, and all levels of government are engaged in a new way of leading change - together.
Emphasizing the need for skills in working collectively balanced with the deep personal work needed to lead transformative change, we’ll spend our time in conversation about what we know and what we still have to learn about making meaningful change in ourselves, our organizations, and our communities.
This particular Art of Hosting will be oﬀered in partnership with The Women’s Place (TWP) of The Ohio State University. TWP is working with others in the university system to explore how implicit bias impacts the creation of an equitable and inclusive university environment. Implicit bias is “attitudes or stereotypes that aﬀect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner” or “unconscious associations that occur automatically and quickly due to internalized stereotypes.”
TWP will be supporting many participants of this training to come together and discuss implicit bias as well as other issues of concern to the university community. (If you are an OSU faculty, staﬀ, or student who would like to attend the training, please see the OSU invitation to the training here.)
Participation is limited to 40 people and will be honored on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served basis. Please register as soon as possible to ensure your participation.
The Art of Hosting retreat will take place at Hickory Lakes Conference Center, just east of Columbus, Ohio. Hickory Lakes is located at 12495 Ault Road, Pickerington, Ohio 43147.
Dates and Timing
Friday, November 14th through Sunday,November 16.
Please plan to arrive for registration at 8:30am on Friday. This retreat is nonresidential, with activities beginning at 9am and concluding by 5pm on Friday and Saturday. We will will end no later than 3pm on Sunday. Training Cost $600 (includes training materials, lunches and snacks for all three days).
Please register online at http://bit.ly/1sHwlvB. The registration deadline is November 1, 2014.