Tag Archives: institutional change


Learning at the University of Minnesota

The Community of Practice at the University of Minnesota was interested in gathering up just these same types of stories — how we were using Art of Hosting in our work. We collected them all and published them in an e-book http://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/155523 It includes photos and some stories have videos.

The Ebook covers a range of topics: 1) Personal Transformation; 2) Teaching and Training; 3) Working with External Communities; 4) Organizational change; 5) and Institutional Effectiveness.

There also is a companion web-site that allows people to comment on the stories and engage in discussion with the author. (https://cultivatingchange.wp.d.umn.edu/hostingconversations/)

Please check out the collection


Participation in higher education

I work as a parttime university teacher at a University in Bogota Colombia. I mentor the industrial design students during their final projects.
It is a 4 months long process, where they are expected to be creative, innovative and independant, to a degree that most of them have not been used to during their first 4 years at the university.

I have started introducing a series of participatory spaces and practices like check ins and check outs – group work in adapted world cafe formats, feed back sessions all with the intent to create a more creative and participatory culture in the classroom

It is slowly starting to take root and I am working on a proposal for the whole department about how to include these ways of working in the study plan and the long term strategy of the university.