Facilitation & Art of Hosting

For musicians it is the difference between what happens when a conductor conducts an orchestra and how a string quartet hosts itself.

The difference between facilitation and the Art of Hosting according to Chris Corrigan – internationally known facilitator

Use participatory methods to harness the full potential of collaboration. Create a space of trust for building and strengthening the relationships of the participants: Provide the framework – as much freedom as possible and as much structure as necessary – for good results-oriented discussions in which the participants actively participate and thus support the results later on.

The art of hosting meaningful conversations and harvesting them, is a practice: Using participatory methods for co-creation, with the appropriate formats for working together in plenary or in smaller groups.

The Art of Hosting is a highly effective way of harnessing the collective wisdom and self-organizing capacity of groups of any size.  Based on the assumption that people give their energy and lend their resources to what matters most to them – in work as in life – the Art of Hosting blends a suite of powerful conversational processes to invite people to step in and take charge of the challenges facing them.


Analogue? digital? It works. Both. For many years I have been accompanying organisations and initiatives, supporting and designing the processes for productive collaboration. See also »Consult & Accompany«.


2021 | Overcoming borders together | Expert exchange and dialogue with 80 architects in the Interreg project for Salonhosting
Full-day online symposium »Overcoming borders together through competition – an expert dialogue and exchange on promoting architectural competition and award procedures in cross-border cooperation«. …find out more

2019 | Vienna provides space workshop | for the City of Vienna
More and more people want to help shape their living environment – a piece of their city. When it comes to implementing their ideas and obtaining the necessary permits, many questions arise: What all needs to be approved? Who is responsible? How long does it all take? And what does it cost? …find out more

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