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Here are some of the core principles, processes, methods, design architecture and inspiration for my work (and life actually). A good place to start is the Art of Hosting where you can find a whole load of resources, videos, connections and ideas about participatory hosting practice, collaboration, system transformation, collective sense making and harvesting... and much more.
Great guides to creating conversation space: tools & process design
Some stories of large scale systemic change built on principles of hosting participation and dialogue
World Cafe: Interaction, dialogue and cross pollination of ideas to surface the collective wisdom of large groups of diverse people.
Open Space: The fastest most elegant self organised way for a diverse group of people to go to work on what really matters to them.
Appreciative Inquiry: Moves us from stuck problems of 'what is' towards fresh possibilities of 'what could be' by seeking out strengths, assets and life giving features.
Circle: Ancient meeting form to share stories, invite deep listening, creative problem solving and diverse thinking.
Storytelling Harvesting: Enables us to see more together and then deeply connect and learn from our real lived experiences.
Pro Action Cafe: A collective innovative method for going to work on our projects and ideas, using the collective intelligence and wisdom of all participants.
Harvesting: Making sense of and meaning of our work and feeding forward results in the form of grahic maps, reports, photos, newsletters, new insights and relationships.