Come join us in the circle of the 5th Art of Hosting training in Vietnam

March 14-17, 2024

in Bái Đính, Ninh Bình

How might we rediscover the art of being a neighbor?

World Cafe small group

The invitation

“Better a nearby neighbor than far away a brother”

The old proverb recognizes that building a trustful relationship with those living close to you is even more important than with a distant relative. Yet, in our urban life today,  how many of us truly know the people living right next door? With the rise of commercialism grows a culture of isolation, where individuals have become disconnected from their immediate surroundings. This disconnect, in turn, exacerbates the feeling of loneliness and erodes the fabric of mutual support.

Beyond neighborhoods, the sense of community is fading in many different contexts. Consequently, we now find it increasingly challenging to make genuine connections with people around us. Then how can we collaborate to overcome shared challenges and build a more meaningful life?

“The Art of Hosting & Harvesting Conversations that Matter” equips practitioners with the theories and skills needed to encourage deep listening and authentic connection. By cultivating spaces for collective wisdom, practitioners can build strong communities, make informed decisions, and work together towards shared goals. In such environments, belonging thrives, and the power of the collective is unleashed.

In our upcoming Art of Hosting training, we will explore the question: How might we rediscover the art of being a neighbor?​

How might we rediscover the art of being a neighbor?

[neighbor: a fellow human being]

A 3-day training on participatory leadership

This 3-day residential training offers simple and powerful participatory practices, patterns and processes to harness the collective wisdom and self-organizing capacity of groups of any size.

Whether you’re aiming to foster a vibrant neighborhood, ignite team spirit, or even heal divisions between nations, we believe the Art of Hosting can offer invaluable support. Nurturing courageous conversations lays the foundation for stronger communities, organizations, and a shared future for all.


Language of the training

The main language of the training is English. However, in an effort to bring the practices to more Vietnamese people, there will be Vietnamese translation for those who need it.

Date & Location

The training will start in the afternoon of March 14th, and end after lunch on March 17th, 2024, in the beautiful pagoda complex Bái Đính, Ninh Bình.

How much does it cost?

The price is not simply a number. We operate from the principle of “Ask for what you need, offer what you can“, and we invite you into shared responsibility to support this training to happen.

Are you curious to know more? Visit the pages below for more information.

What does an AoH training look like?

How will you learn and practice in an AoH training? Where will the training happen this year?

How much does it cost? How to sign up?

If you decide to join, here’s our invitation to register and make financial contribution.

Who is hosting us?

Thetraining is held by an international team with diverse backgrounds.

Let's have a conversation!

We are offering 2 online Info Calls on Jan 20th & 30th where you can ask more questions.

Contact us

As Art of Hosting is not only about how to work together, but also about art of conversations and art of living, we are always ready to share our stories and listen to yours.

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AoH 2024 team