FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
During the registration process, there are questions that we frequently received from different people interested in Art of Hosting training in Vietnam. Please click on each question to reveal the information.
For any further questions that may not be covered here, feel free to email us at email@example.com
Questions about the training program, criteria, & agenda
What is the content of the training? What will I learn? What is the agenda and timetable of the training?
The content of AoH training is not fixed content. Some essential topics always appear in the training called DNA of AoH.
Depending on the needs of the participants, the hosting team will design a detailed agenda. Normally, the members of the hosting team will be gathered a few days before the training to work on the agenda. Therefore, participants will not be informed of the detailed agenda in advance. The participants only know the time of departing from Hanoi to the location and the time of closing so that they can prepare for their trip. You also can visit the website AoH to learn more about the content and agenda in the past training or have a glimpse of how it has influenced past participants via the posts in this blog.
I have never experienced Art of Hosting before, can I join?
Yes, you are welcome.
As Art of Hosting is about participatory leadership, your decision to join will mark the essential first step of the training.
Of course, it will be even more beneficial to you if you have a calling to learn how to host and harvest meaningful conversations in your communities, organizations, families, or groups. Especially, if the calling question and the invitation touch you, and you really find “Yes! I want to talk and listen to more about this topic.” Then, please join us to contribute to the collective field.
I have to miss some parts of the training, can I still join? Can I arrive late or leave early?
Yes, although it would be ideal if you could join the full training to observe the whole flow of it. In the case that you have to arrive late or leave early, you will need to inform us and arrange your transportation to arrive at or leave the site. Your training fee will not be reimbursed.
Who are the trainers and organizers?
In an AoH training, you will be welcomed and hosted by a hosting team consisting of stewards, hosts, organizers, and apprentices of the training. Stewards and hosts are experienced practitioners of the AoH methodologies and frameworks in various different contexts. They will introduce the core worldviews and frameworks of the Art of Hosting, and create a container for you to step in and practice hosting, harvesting and participating during the training. In an AoH training, you – the participants – will contribute a lot to the training content.
Of course, for the training to happen, we have an organizing team to prepare for all the processes before – during – and after the training.
You can get to know the whole team here
What language will be used in the training? Will there be a translator?
AoH training is international training. We have participants from different countries. English will be used throughout the training. However, in an effort to bring the practices to more Vietnamese people, there will be Vietnamese translation for those who need it.
It means we will try our best to support translation in parts of the training. In our last training experience, participants supported each other to deal with the language barrier.
Questions about financial contribution to the training
What is the price of the participation fee? What does this cost include?
Please read the detailed pricing of the training & how to pay in this page and reach out to us if you have further questions.
Why does the training have different levels of financial contribution instead of a one-fixed fee?
We would love to give as many chances as we can to include people with different financial abilities and still honor our team’s effort to make this training happen. We hope this system will assist your choice to participate, joining the community and practicing our spirit of caring and supporting each other.
What if I could not find myself in the 2 mentioned tickets?
If we join as a group from a project/an organization, do we have any special offer for the tickets?
Yes! We encourage you to go and learn things together as a group, which may help you easily to be on the same page in terms of understanding about AOH and how to apply it into your project/organization.
We offer a 5-10 % discount (based on Sustainable Ticket) for groups of participants coming from the same project / organization/ family / neighborhood, depending on your group size and your need. This is a conversation based process, please let us know your needs and offers in the registration form and we will get back to you.
What is the Refund policy if I want to cancel?
- If you cancel before February 14th, 2024 you will be refunded 100%.
- If you cancel from February 14th, 2024 until before March 4th, 2024 you will be refunded 50%.
- If you cancel from March 4th, 2024 onward, there will be no refund.
What if I want to join but financial ability is really a barrier to me? Do you have any financial aid to support?
If you really want to be in this training but finance is a big barrier, you can ask for support from the Gifts to Neighbors pot.
For example, if you can only offer USD 225, you can ask for USD 200 from the Gifts.
Please indicate your need in the registration form and our team will be in touch for further steps. Apply for this support before one of the three deadlines: Jan 26th, Feb 16th or Mar 1st. The earlier you ask, the better.
We know that asking for help sometimes requires lots of courage and consideration. Feel free to reach out to us if you would love to have a conversation before deciding.
Questions about logistics
Is the training suitable for vegetarians? Does the training support vegetarians?
Yes. We provide both meat and vegetarian options.
How can I get to the training venue?
This is the venue: Bai Dinh Hotel (3 Star)
The organizing team will arrange pick-up buses between the Hanoi center to the venue:
- Picking up from Hanoi center at 2 pm on March 14, 2024
- Departing from the venue after lunch on March 17, 2024, arriving in Hanoi around 5 pm
- If you can’t join these pick-up buses, please take care of your transportation
Feel free to reach out to our Vietnam team for support if you need recommendations on travel and transportation.
To learn about how to get to Hanoi, check out the info package after you complete the registration process and receive our confirmation. You can also reach out to the organizers at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions.
How often do you organize an Art of Hosting training in Vietnam?
As the AoH is not owned by anyone, there is no company or organization to set a rhythm for training. Training happens when there comes a dedicated group of people calling and organizing it.
In Vietnam, after the first training in 2016, people stepped up the next two years to organize the 2017 and 2018 gatherings, and 4 years later, AoH 2022. Then, this year 2024, it is upcoming!
But no one can say for sure when the next one will be.
Will I receive a certificate after the training?
Normally, AoH training does not grant certificates. If you would like to have one, please let us know and we will prepare a soft-copy certificate of participation for you. Please notice that this Art of Hosting requires long-term practice and even deepening it in your work and daily lives.
Can I bring my family who are not joining the training?
Depends on the room capacity of the Hotel & number of participants. If there is room available the answer is absolutely yes, and you will need to pay the extra for your family’s accommodation and food. Otherwise if it’s fully booked then you will have to take care of the accommodation for your family by yourself.
Let’s have conversations
If you have more questions, or simply want to be in conversations to explore before making decision, we are offering 2 online Info Calls:
- January 20th, 2024
- January 30th, 2024