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Simone Tiesinga-Poutnik
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Hosting at the European Consumer Summit: from presentation to conversation

Started this conversation. Last reply by Tarit Kumar Datta Gupta Sep 27, 2010. 9 Replies


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Labs for Social Innovation - exploratory workshop at Warwick Business School

May 9, 2014 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
We are excited to invite you to a one-day workshop on exploring the emerging field of social innovation labs organised in collaboration with the Warwick Business School. The workshop will provide a participatory environment to learn from leading developers and facilitators of social innovation labs and ecosystems from around the world. At the workshop they will share their insights from a preceding collaborative writing workshop on the theme. The day is aimed at building a bridge between…See More
Apr 15, 2014
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Nov 18, 2013
Simone Tiesinga-Poutnik posted an event

The Art of Hosting Collaborative Innovation at

December 6, 2013 at 10am to December 8, 2013 at 8pm
Cultivating Creativity, Wisdom, and Action. IONS NextGen, the Impact Hub Oakland and the Art of Hosting presents: a unique weekend experience combining training, practice, collaboration and development. We’re excited to bring together an engaged community of next generation leaders to: 1) Develop a set of shared skills in convening and hosting, as well as a shared language and experience. 2) Grow your ideas and projects, and create connections across boundaries. 3) Build the foundations of a…See More
Nov 18, 2013
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"Early bird deadline extended until 30th April"
Apr 21, 2012
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Power of the Pen - the art of graphic recording at Roots and Shoots

May 31, 2012 to June 1, 2012
Scribble Schoolare hosting a foundation workshop called 'The Power of the Pen' in London.A PRACTICAL 2 day-course designed for facilitators, educators, presenters and leaders to gain the confidence to powerfully use live graphic practice to capture conversations and share thinking in their professional context.You can download the full invitation…See More
Apr 11, 2012
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The Art of Hosting meetings that make a difference at Roots and Shoots

April 4, 2012 from 9am to 5pm
DURING THE WORKSHOP WE WILL EXPLORE AND PRACTICEThe design and methodology of engaging yourself and others in hosting and harvesting meetings that matterModels, principles and practices for a more participatory way of working with complexity and emergence Authentic collaborative leadership in actionConnection with others who are practicing participation, leading change and social innovation in the UKInvitation to download here:…See More
Mar 13, 2012

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At 1:15pm on August 24, 2009, Charles M. Savage said…
Dear Simone,
We are happy to see you’ve joined our growing online community. If you’d like to join our European Salon to explore the topic: “Dialogue & Leadership: The New Face of Community?” we’d certainly be pleased to have you.

We’ll be meeting from Oct. 16 to 19 at Hotel Marienhof, Reichenau an der Rax, about an hour south west of Vienna. See:

We’ve succeeded in holding the costs lower for those who sign up by the 25th of August. To see more, please visit

If you have any questions, please get back to me.
Over a cup of steaming coffee,


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