Four Two-Hour Sessions
PLUS: Optional Extra “Hands-On” Technology Session
Suggested Fee: $250
Extra “Hand’s-On” Session: $50
(see below for alternative economy options)
Offered by: Amy Lenzo & FireHawk Hulin
We invite you to join us on a learning journey about Hosting in the Digital Realm. Our intent is not only to explore the basics of this increasingly important skill set, but also to help each of us shift the way that we work online – to become more conscious, more earth-connected, authentic, and ultimately more effective at creating the environments we want to “be” and work within.
Our four week Learning Journey has four “stops”:
Session 1) Invitation to Presence – The ability to host others, or “hold space” online for collective inquiry and transformation begins with our capacity to be present. Setting the stage for successful online engagement, our first session invites us to experience for ourselves the importance of Presence in online hosting and understand more about how that works. Using new “social technologies” and age-old wisdom practices, we will learn to “listen in” to the energy online, even when we cannot see each other, developing our own personal ways of increasing our authentic presence in the digital realm.
Session 2) Dancing with the Technology – In our second session, we will look at the conscious use of technology. Building on our work in the first session, we will continue to explore the impact that our thoughts, words, images and actions create as we become more conscious and choice-full in developing the skills of creating truly hospitable space online. With a focus on ease and becoming ever more comfortable in the online environment, this session will feature a visual introduction to the conscious and skillful use of key interactive technologies, depending on what participants are most interested in.
Session 3) Walking with Earth Wisdom in the Digital Realm – Our third session is about staying grounded and in touch with our bodies and the larger environment as we host in the digital realm, which will open that opportunity for our participants as well. Consciously resisting the tendency towards mental abstraction and bodily disconnection that characterizes so much of the popular online experience, we begin with the premise that the technologies we use everyday all arise from the bounty and beauty of the Mother Earth. Drawing on the inherent wisdom of the Earth – a living being who has been evolving ever more complex life forms for billions of years – we will explore how to be with ourselves and each other in the online environment in ever more earth-connected ways.
Session 4) Hosting World Cafe Online – Our last session brings everything we have explored so far together by applying it to the practice of hosting World Cafe in an online environment. As one of the great conversation methodologies to emerge from the wellsprings of dialogue and organizational design, World Cafe opens the door to greater engagement and authentic conversation. It has been hosted online easily and impact-fully now for almost a decade. Even if you are not an experienced World Cafe host, you will learn how to apply the archetypal pattern of World Cafe to connect with the collective wisdom inherent in your participants.
An Extra “Hands-On” Session will explore a behind-the-scenes “live” clinic/ tutorial using one or more of the key online platforms the group would like to know more about.
In Summary – While there will always be opportunities to go deeper into the key ideas presented and embodied in each of these four+ sessions, completing this learning journey will give you a solid foundation for a very different way of being online and a basic repertoire of key skills that you will continue to build on for many years to come.
Comments from participants in our last “Hosting in the Digital Realm” course:
“I thought the class was fabulous … just what I needed to know to inspire me to greater heights.”
“This experience was life changing.”
“For me the course touched some of the deeper and universal traits of being alive, working together, leading others and leading yourself in a light-hearted and practical way. It gave me some very concrete inspiration for how I can include more creativity, mindfulness, and other ways of creating effective learning experiences in the online courses I run.”
“The hosts brought many years of their experience working with people both in person and virtually to the course in a very humorous, joyful, yet very professional way”
Amy Lenzo brings over a decade of experience hosting World Cafe and other participatory practices online through weDialogue. These skills, with 40 years of spiritual practice, a deep love of the Earth, and a belief in humankind (be both), have resulted in her unique evolutionary stance as an online host.
FireHawk Hulin applies the deep and abiding integration of the Earth Wisdom teachings he practices in land-based ceremonies through Timeless Earth Wisdom into all his offerings in the digital realm.
Alternative Economy Options
100% of the suggested registration fee for our courses covers the costs of producing the training, and we have consciously priced them to be as accessible as possible.
AND we don’t want finances to get in the way of your participation, so there are always alternative financial options in your registration form, including an invitation to contribute more to cover those who can’t pay the full rate. Help make trainings like this one open to all who would benefit by contributing at the level you are able.
If even the reduced costs offered are a challenge for you right now, we are happy to talk with you about other options.