Art of Participatory Leadership workshop, Athens, Greece, Jan 2014
Art of Participatory Leadership workshop
taken from the facebook event.
[עריכה] Calling Questions
How do we 'dance' and work with the paradoxes of being collaborative leaders on the edge of system/personal/collective transformation?
How do we support ourselves and others in building healthy, constructive partnerships that can enable moving forward when the ground trembles?
[עריכה] WHY THIS TRAINING? WHY NOW?
In many places in the world and very intensely in Greece right now, institutions, democracies and mainstream systems are failing to address the increasing chaos that many communities are experiencing. Many citizens and networks are innovating new ways of living and working that are quite new and surprising. Sometimes these are widely celebrated but often, they challenge the status quo and can be misunderstood, ignored or worse, attacked and destroyed before they have had the chance to really show us what is possible for our collective futures.
From our experience of working in Greece and in other parts of the world, we have seen that working on transformative projects around challenging and edgy affects people as individuals and also as collectives. Focusing on how we create, as well as learning how we work in partnerships, can produce the protection needed in order to navigate the chaos that systemic change initiatives involve.
Therefore we as SiZ Hellas invite you to our 3rd Art of Participatory Leadership in Greece. We will be based in central Athens in order to explore together how we can work on our passionate and edgy work through hosting ourselves and collectives.
This AoPL is a container for several things....
How to think out of the box when the boxes as we knew them aren’t there anymore. Developing the right kind of protection to do work about which we are deeply passionate. Understanding and working with the risks and dangers to social cohesion as our Institutions lose their ground and authority Continuing even when tensions are dangerously high How to work with the many paradoxes and complexities.
On this 4-day training we will learn participatory leadership techniques and mental models as a way to host ourselves and collectively sense how we protect the higher purpose of our initiatives.In addition. we will focus on strengthening ourselves as leaders and practitioners of new forms of living. This training is held by Stewards and Practitioners of the Art of Hosting Network, www.artofhosting.org and is offered by SiZ Hellas (www.the-siz.org) who together are working on social change initiatives in Greece, Europe and the World. Come and join us from 31st January to 3rd of March (arrival on 30th of January).
[עריכה] WHAT IS THE ART OF Participatory Leadership?
In a world that is becoming increasingly complex and fragmented, true solutions and innovations lie not in one leader or one viewpoint, but in the bigger picture of our collective intelligence. The Art of Participatory Leadership is a response to this global complexity, at a time when institutions and democracies themselves are failing to address the increasing chaos in our world. It is a testing ground for those seeking to find new effective and healthy patterns for organizing, innovating and interacting to create new forms that serve us all better. The training is part of a global family of trainings through the Art of Hosting network that are considered practice grounds for those who aspire to bring out the best in others.www.artofhosting.org
The Art of Participatory Leadership is essentially an expression of authentic ways of being with others and situations as they emerge - and a practice of creating the conditions for our collective intelligence to become visible to ourselves so that it can get to work. The principles of self-organization, participation, ownership and nonlinear solutions are essential to both individual and collective discoveries.
We are particularly inspired by what happens in the creative tension between chaos and order - the chaordic field - where learning, innovation and harvesting take place and where wise and sustainable change can be discovered and grounded into acting wisely.
This is an experiential training that is being applied in many contexts - community, private sector, academic, healthcare, and educational settings as well as social change efforts around the World. The training is also designed as a Personal Leadership practice to deepen your own capacity to effect transformation within yourself and in a complex world. Come join a global community of practitioners using integrated participative change processes, methods, maps, and planning tools to engage groups and teams in meaningful conversation, deliberate collaboration, and group-supported action for the common good.
[עריכה] DURING THE WORKSHOP WE WILL PRACTICE AND EXPLORE:
-The design and methodology of engaging yourself and others in hosting and harvesting transformative conversations -Building partnerships, and containers for transformative work -Working with our vulnerabilities in generative ways -Exploring authentic collaborative leadership -Noticing and shifting personal, team and systemic behaviours and norms -Models and practices for working with complexity and emergence -Connecting with others who are practicing participation, leading change, innovation and system transformation in the Greece, Europe and worldwide -Translating your ideas and seeds of innovation into experiments and initiatives
This training is for people who are:
-Ready to step into their passionate and edgy work -Holding the seed of a new idea, -Ready to bring new life to a project, initiative or visions to create new forms of living and are ready to collaborate and explore with others; New and emerging leaders are asking HOW to move their visions forward Taking their ideas into action based on who they are and what they believe possible; Already hosting emerging movements, networks or systemic change initiatives and asking how to deepen them or scale them up.
Friday 31st of January, through 1,2,3 of February, 2014
Arrival on Thursday, 30thon January. We start at 9.00 am, 31thJanuary and end 3rdFebruaryat 5.00pm.
WHERE This training takes place in Central Athens in the dynamic neighborhood of Psiri at the Impact Hub” a multi-space place for social innovation.
Accommodation will be self-organized. Details and options of accommodation can be provided if needed. Directions on how to get to our venue will be provided at on registration.
REGISTRATION PLEASE NOTE: In order to take part in this 4-day training workshop you need to fill in the registration form (not only state this via fb). For this please contact Odysseas Velentzas at: Odysseas.Velentzas@the-siz.org .
In Greece, there is a growing network of complementary currencies and alternative economies flourishing. This is due to the massive disruption to the “mainstream” economic system. We want to honor that there are many people in Greece and elsewhere who are working and living with these multiple forms of currency, and that in fact, cash and money is not always available, but other forms of currency are.
We offer a sliding scale participation fee for 250 to 900 Euros which includes the training and a light lunch each day. This fee does not include accommodation. We wish to make this training available to as many people as possible and do not want economy to be a barrier. Therefore we work on the value “offer what you can and little more.”
Should you have ideas about offering other forms of currency to this AoPL, please contact us with your ideas! Also if you wish to join us and can’t afford to pay the lower price please contact Odysseas Velentzas on: Odysseas.Velentzas@the-siz.org.
We are looking forward to being, working and "dancing" this fascinating participatory leadership space with you!
The Hosting Team Maria Scordialos, Maria Bakari, Odysseas Velentzas, Dr Yitzhak Mendelsohn, Kieron ConCannon, Vanessa Reid ~
[עריכה] Staying in touch
facebook group - here is a good space for chats and discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/736641569688952/
the facebook event of the workshop we had https://www.facebook.com/events/498376113608867/
[עריכה] Harvested Materials
- AoPL Athens Jan 2014 Final Day (to be uploaded)
- 4th Day, dramatization (part a) by Lia Gkasouka
- 4th Day, dramatization (part b) by Lia Gkasouka
- 4th Day, dramatization (part c) by Lia Gkasouka
- Baroch Oren: here is a link for all the pictures i took during the seminar. if someone with an artistic eye wishes to select the best of them and upload here to facebook, or to create any other "print" of them, just be my guest. about ~300Mb (big) zip.
- Clare Mulvany-the full set of my images from the AoPL here
- Katerina Ahaka
[עריכה] Walter Benjamin
- “The street becomes a dwelling for the flâneur; he is as much at home among the facades of houses as a citizen in his four walls. To him the shiny, enamelled signs of business are at least as good a wall ornament as an oil painting is to a bourgeois in his salon. The walls are the desk against which he presses his notebooks; newsstands are his libraries and the terraces of cafés are the balconies from which he looks down on his household after his work is done.” ––– Walter Benjamin, “The Flâneur”
- maya in her 'instructions for radical media spokespersons' workshop and also declaring she decided to come to the AoPL
- meanings for the greek alphabet
- maya's keynotes from the workshop
[עריכה] Contact info
- mobile contacts of the guys running the Impact Hub Athens & Europe Direct (akadimias 50) which is free of charge