PLUS: Optional Extra “Hands-On” Technology Session Friday, May 13th
10:30am to 12:30pm Pacific Time
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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 will have four “stops”:
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.
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 “behind the scenes” introduction to the conscious and skillful use of online tools for group engagement and participation.
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.
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. Whether or not you are a World Cafe host, you will learn how to applying the archetypal patterns of World Cafe and other participatory methods to connect with the collective wisdom inherent in your participants.
In Summary – While there will be ample 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.
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 a deep and abiding integration of Earth Wisdom teachings in all his offerings in the digital realm, including co-hosting Digital+ Earth Wisdom’s acclaimed Elemental Ceremonies.
Alternative Economy Options
100% of the suggested registration fee of $250 covers the costs of producing this training; we have consciously priced it to be as accessible as possible.
AND we don’t want finances to get in the way of your participation, so there are a number of 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.