The Art of Hosting Societal Innovation - SOLD OUT


How can we build the capacity and the skills to thrive in a rapidly changing world? How can we unleash the power of collaboration to create a better society? We believe positive change comes from engaged citizens and collaborative action. And we have seen how a strong purpose - combined with a well-designed process - can have real impact.

Systemic change needs diverse perspectives and innovators who have learnt to ‘host‘ groups and spaces in an authentic way. Yet many of us wonder what role we can play in societal change and how we can collaborate effectively across sectors.

That is why we want to introduce you to the Art of Hosting, an approach to leadership that scales up from the personal to the systemic using personal practice, dialogue, facilitation, and the co-creation of innovation to address complex challenges.

In this three-day training, which takes place at Impact Hub Amsterdam between 23 and 25 November 2017, we will be sharing a decade of Art of Hosting practice and Impact Hub expertise in facilitating change makers who collectively contribute to a more just and sustainable world.

Sign up below or keep scrolling to learn more about this unique opportunity to learn how to go from meaningful conversations to societal innovation!

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This training is for

✓ social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs

✓ sustainability professionals

✓ policy- & decision-makers and their teams

✓ municipality programme managers and civil servants

✓ NGO and development workers

✓ corporate innovators and consultants

✓ convenors of cross-sector dialogues and community leaders

You will learn to

✓ Design collaborative initiatives and projects

✓ Host meaningful conversations and harvest actionable insights

✓ Introduce the benefits of participatory leadership to your own field

✓ Apply Art of Hosting techniques to your projects and challenges

✓ Use practical tools to increase your positive impact

✓ Be more resilient and equipped for adapting to an ever changing world


✓ Leverage models for working with complexity, conflict and emergence

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Cost & discounts

This three-day training costs €1,200 excl. VAT, which includes

✓ In-depth workshops with Impact Hub and Art of Hosting experts

✓ Daily lunch, coffee, tea and fruit

✓ Dinner and a surprise activity on the evening of Friday 24 November

✓ A customised workbook to support your continued learning

We have a 10% discount available for each additional registration received from the same organisation / team.



Impact Hub members are eligible for a subsidy of up to 50%. Please submit your request to Laura Grassi and include how you would benefit from this training.

Registration & deadline

This training is sold out, but do let us know if you want to be placed on a waiting list or if you have any questions. You can contact Laura Grassi.

Please note that spaces will be allocated in a manner that reflects the diversity of sectors and expertise represented in and outside the Impact Hub community.

Once your spot has been confirmed, you will receive a welcome letter 1 week prior to the training, which will provide more details and help you prepare.

Timing & location

This three-day training starts 9am on Thursday 23 November 2017 and ends 5 pm on Saturday 25 November 2017
. You are also most welcome to join the optional dinner and surprise activity on the evening of Friday 24 November.

Your training will take place at Impact Hub Amsterdam, which is located in Amsterdam's leafy Oosterpark, in the building of the KIT-Royal Tropical Institute.

Impact Hub Amsterdam
Linnaeusstraat 2C
1092 CK Amsterdam

You can easily reach Impact Hub Amsterdam by car, bike and public transport. Click here for more info on finding us.

Your Art of Hosting training team

tatiana glad

Tatiana Glad

Tatiana Glad is a social entrepreneur, sustainability practitioner and change strategist, with a MSc in Responsible Business …

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chris corrigan

Chris Corrigan

Chris is a process artist, a teacher and a facilitator of social technologies for face to face conversation in the service of…

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laura grassi

Laura Grassi

Laura finds inspiration in the idea of a world where people feel fulfilled and engaged at work, and organizations thrive by h…

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maria scordialos

Maria Scordialos

Maria Scordialos' practice of participatory leadership is inspired by her diverse experiences living and working in many…

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