Whether you are a seasoned Host Leadership practitioner hoping to move forward or you have only just become aware of the benefits of this new look at leadership and want to know how to engage people in meaningful initiatives, you are welcome to participate and contribute.
Hosting is at the centre of humanity. It is an intense human drive to give and receive hospitality. Awareness of the value of opening doors and connecting with people goes a long way to building relationships in teams, organisations, communities and movements.
At the core of Host Leadership is the exploration of the metaphor of host as leader, and leader as host. The idea is both practical and transformational. It is practical because the use of its framework of two steps, four positions, six roles helps build engagement and bring out people’s best work. And it is transformational because, by thinking about the leader as a host, we are ready to act in a world of awareness and flexibility.
Host Leading is about building engagement and relationships between the leader and others. It is about drawing people in to tackle complex problems, combine their energies and create new futures. There are three basic questions for a Host Leader to examine at any one moment and / or situation and notice possibilities for action in a desired direction.
– Am I going to step forward or step back (next)?
– In which role (what am I going to do?)
– And in which position? (where am I going to do it?)
Learn more about host leading from Mark McKergow’s TEDxKazimierz talk:
And also, at http://hostleadership.com/ and in brief through this article Lead as a Host not a Hero – Leadership that Builds Engagement and Performance by Mark McKergow.
The 2024 Gathering in Sofia is dedicated to producing benefits for all the participants and their teams / organisations. We want to continue building productive relationships among experienced Host Leadership practitioners, sharpen our thinking and generate practical ideas.
Day one is about exploring the vast territory of Host Leadership, spreading ideas, clues and possibilities. We look forward to short talks and workshops from people who use the host model in their daily and professional lives. We invite you to share your thoughts and practices.
If you wish, we can enjoy the first evening of the Gathering together. Dinner will take place somewhere nice and delicious. It is included in the price of the registration ticket.
The second day is an Open Space day – participatory, inclusive and collaborative.
We bring in our stories, questions, paradoxes, strategies, insights and set out on our joint Host Leadership journeys of discovery.
Be our guest in the International Business School in Sofia, on June 3th-4th, 2024.
7 Vincent van Gogh St, Sofia
We extend our hearty welcome to you! Each and everyone of us has their unique experiences, valuable ideas, visions, and questions that can enrich us all. Let’s take a step towards hosting and guesting in the emerging world of the Gathering.
For your stay we offer a range of possibilities.
Most convenient and adjacent to the Gathering venue is the Impresamente hotel.
We recommend that you contact them direct, via email, so that you get a discount of 10%. Please say that you are an HL Gathering participant.
A list of other hotels follows shortly
The International Business School in Sofia prepares its students for a career in business and welcomes them to do their best.
It is situated in the middle of a new and thriving neighbourhood and contributes to its progress.
430 Euro (incl. 20% VAT)
With your early participation, you help us organise the Gathering well in advance. Until 15th January 2024
470 Euro (incl. 20% VAT)
Be quick and get the best deal for the Gathering! Grab your Early Bird ticket now by 31th March 2024!
490 Euro (incl. 20% VAT)
Get your ticket while available and the event isn’t sold out. Standard tickets are at hand until 20th May 2024.
All three ticket categories include: your participation in the workshops, sessions, and activities. In addition, you get free coffee and tea break drinks, snacks, two lunches and dinner on the first night of our event!
The organisers, Leah Davcheva, Yana Noel and Daniel Velkov look forward to your proposals for contributions.
Leah Davcheva, PhD, is the founder and director of AHA moments. Over the years, Leah has introduced the metaphor and practices of Host Leadership into many different contexts over the years, engaging people to build performance and results.
Yana Noel has extensive experience in the field of international projects and education. On the team of AHA moments Yana works as coordinator of local and international events and trainer of young people.
Daniel Velkov is the IT and Design guy behind the Gathering event. With over 15 years of experience in the field, he aims to bring a fresh and nice outlook to the event.