Teach: Mechanistic vs Living Systems & The Chaordic Lense
Teach: The Four Fold Practice of The Art of Hosting
Teach: Four Levels of Listening
Method: Story Trio with an Appreciative Lense
Method:Solo Walk in Nature
Story of Day 1 by Mette Lindgren Helde
Day 1 was hosted by Pauline, Pear, Charlotte and Mette and was a day of divergence with the theme Mapping the Terrain. The intention was to open in a divergent movement of exploring together who we are, what we bring of stories and perspectives on the calling question:How might we foster collaboration to bridge the multiple divides in times of change and urgency? And also to map the actual context of the divides we experience, mental models to understand as well as unfolding the field of Art of Hosting, what does it mean and how can we host and harvest conversations that matter. After a check in using different sounds to connect, we dived in to a teach by Marco and Isabel on Mechanistic vs Living Systems & The Chaordic Lense and jumped right on to a teach and practise on the model some call the heart (or core) of the Art of Hosting, namely the Four Fold practise by Mansi and Steph.
After a fika (Swedish version of coffee/tea break) a teach by Mette on listening - what it is (and what it’s not) and how it can be done on four different levels, according to Otto Scharmer - send us into a Story Trio with an appreciative lens with the questions/focus: For the story teller: Tell a story of a time when you bridged a divide… For the harvester: What are some ways of bridging? For the meta-harvest: What are the collective qualities we can see in building bridges? The harvest - among other golden nuggets - contained pieces like: The qualities for bridging the divides are already here. They need courage and practice, individually and collectively. And: Sometimes change and bridging divides happen through inner dialogue, rather that pushing conversations with others.
The next method: The World Café sent us into deep conversations in three rounds guided by the following questions:
1) What is the most urgent divide for you - now?
2) What resources do you see?
3) What would Mother Nature say?
The beautiful and hot weather outside embraced us during the next practice of method, the Solo Walk in Nature, introduced by Charlotte, where we opened all our senses and became present with the natural surroundings with the questions in mind: Where do I see divides? Where do I see collaboration? Representing nature pieces were brought back into our circle with sharings about the stories behind them.
The day closed with a round of Village News and a check out. Brave participants continued working during coaching, others dived into the pond or just enjoyed the unusual warm Swedish summer evening vibe with more conversations