Art of Hosting: Participatory Leadership Practices that Change the Way We Meet

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:15pm

Join us to explore a couple key models and perspectives from the Art of Hosting participative leadership practice.  Discover how the Art of Hosting practices can help you work more effectively and enjoyably together – in meetings and movements like Transition – to engage teams, organizations, and community stakeholders in meaningful conversations and actionable solutions.

Teresa Posakony works with organizations and communities who are seeking to put to work the ineffable qualities of community to bring high levels of effective engagement, creative design and deep resilience to work. She was a long time member of the Berkana Institute, worked 13 years in high tech doing leadership and organizational development, and now12 years deeply engaged in hosting process in a breadth of non-profit organizations and community driven efforts. Find out more about Teresa’s work by visiting her website.


Tenneson Woolf is a facilitator who designs and leads meetings in participative formats. These formats help people be smart together and get people interacting with each other -- learning together, building relationships, and focused on projects. Living systems, self-organization, and emergence inspire his work. He is a steward in the Art of Hosting community of practice and works locally with The Salt Lake Center for Engaging Community. Tenneson’s educational background includes a Masters Degree in Organizational Behavior and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. He lives in both Lindon, Utah and Seattle, Washington.  Visit Tenneson’s website.

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