Blog post from November 27, 2023

Harvest is a form of capturing what is helpful and relevant at events. In short, it is for me, making learning visible. An older form of harvest would simply have been a report, one that would often go unheeded. A newer form includes a much wider range of options and social media technologies that give attention to both tangible and intangible outcomes. I’ve described a bit of this difference in a blog post here. You can find several other posts and reflections on harvesting by using the search function at the top of the page.

What I’ve included on this page is not intended as comprehensive summaries. Rather, they are intended as offerings, some of what was interesting or important learning at several events. They include photos, dialogue poems, executive summaries, design summaries, videos, teachings, talking points, invitations. These harvests are grouped into several categories.

Large Conferences
Art of Hosting and Art of Participative Leadership
The Circle Way
Faith Based Communities
Healthcare Organization Events
Financial Planning Associations
Humans Being
Local Community of Practice
Mens Group


May 25-26, 2016
Energy Trust of Oregon, Leadership Retreat (created by Jessica Riehl)
Portland, Oregon

September 25, 2009
Salt Lake Center for Engaging Community — Sustainability Summit
Salt Lake City, Utah

May 14-17, 2009
Leadership in a Self-Organizing World
Video: Thomas Arthur, Ashley Cooper and Others
Leavenworth, Washington

March 22-25, 2009
Art of Hosting: Creating Healthy Communities So Children and Families Thrive
Invitation: Creating Healthy Communities So Children and Families Thrive
Photos: A few that turned out well
Springfield, Illinois

February 7, 2009
Salt Lake Center for Engaging Community: Sustainability Summit Core Team
Salt Lake City, Utah

October 3, 2008
Salt Lake Center for Engaging Community — Sustainability Summit
Photos — Great collection from Bus
Video — 4 minutes from Eddie Firmage that captures some of the purpose and interation
Steward Team Planning Notes (121308) for Upcoming 3rd Summit
Salt Lake City, Utah

April 10, 2008
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance — Faith and the Land: Conversations About Spirituality and Wilderness
Report Created by Terri Martin
SUWA Webpage — Other Reports, News Articles, etc.
May 2009 SUWA Invitation — A glimpse of how simple conversations grow into movements
Provo, Utah

February 9, 2008
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance — Provo Wild Lands Dialogue Project
Provo, Utah

Large Conferences

June 9-11, 2011
United Church of Christ, Annual Rocky Mountain Conference
Salt Lake City, Utah

July 29 – August 1, 2009
Disciples of Christ — General Assembly World Cafe and Participative Learning
Movement for Wholeness Website — Great collection of video, stories, reports, photos, questions
Dialogue Poem — From “Making Disciples” Cafe
Indianapolis, Indiana

June 17-21, 2009
Institute of Noetic Sciences — BiAnnual Conference
Photos: Including Graphic Recordings from Julie Gieseke

Tucson, Arizona

November 5-7, 2007
Pegasus Communications — Systems Thinking in Action Conference
Seattle, Washington

The Art of Hosting (Open Enrollment)

November 6-8, 2014
The Art of Participatory Leadership
Olympia, Washington


September 7-14, 2013
The Art of Hosting: Encountering One Another
Sao Paulo, Brazil

October 24-27, 2010
The Art of Hosting
Arnprior, Ontario

June 6-9, 2010
Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter: Conversational Leadership to Create Wise Action and Change
Edmonton, Alberta

February 10-12, 2010
Art of Hosting
Edmonton, Alberta

November 9-11, 2009
Art of Hosting
Checkin Circle — Dialogue Poem
Rosendale, New York

August 27-30, 2009
Art of Hosting — Innovating From Within
Wellington, New Zealand

April 27-30, 2009
Art of Hosting
Day 4 Cafe Flipcharts from Geoff Selig — What do we know now about the power of conversation?
Day 4 Cafe Postits from Christian Lord — What do we know now and how are we going to tell Joe / Joeanne?
Photos — A few unedited
Endorsements — From participants
Intentions — from Chiara Borrello in Worldle
Intentions — from Chiara Borrello (Prayer Flags)
Ottawa, Ontario

November 13-16, 2008
Art of Hosting
Photos and Community of Practice Page: Eric Weaver
Community in Practice: Serving the Emerging Community
Tampa Bay, Florida

May 7-10, 2008
Art of Hosting
From participant, Eric Weaver, a great collection of 106 photos that he offered to the group as a harvest. I see in this an immense connection among that group.
From another participant, Doug Bonar, photos set to music (4 minutes).
The Art of Harvesting (Chris Corrigan, 3 minutes)
Video by Eric Weaver
Tampa Bay, Florida

April 3-6, 2008
Art of Hosting
Mine, as well as a few from Judy Wallace.
And, from Participant, Glen Lauder, a delightful man from New Zealand, a few below. He tagged these with “presence.”
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
More Day 3
Boston, Massachusetts

November 16-18, 2007
Art of Hosting
Bangor, Pennsylvania

Hosted Gatherings and Conversations
 (From several events, with thanks to Toke Moeller.)

The Circle Way

August 15-20, 2019
The Circle Way Practicum
Whidbey Island, Washington
– Amanda Fenton Photos
– Tenneson Woolf Photos

July 18-19, 2018
The Circle Way at Work
Brisbane, Australia
– Amanda Fenton Photos

Faith Based Communities

January 4-8, 2019
UCC — Next Generation Leadership Initiative
Carefree, Arizona

October 13-14, 2015
Participative Leadership in Faith Communities: Holly Masturzo
Salt Lake City, Utah

March 30 – April 2, 2009
Art of Hosting: Creating a Movement for Wholeness
Invitation: How a Movement for Wholeness Helps Heal a Fragmented World
Photos: Best Of
Photos: Flipcharts
Photos: Other
Indianapolis, Indiana

January 22-26, 2009
International Disciples Women’s Ministries: Cabinet Meeting

Additional Resources
Greensboro, North Carolina

April 6-8, 2008
Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education — 2008 Assembly World Cafe for 1,200
Boston, Massachusetts

Medical and Health Provider Systems

May 17, 2012
Retaining Our Medical Talent: An Essential Community Conversation
El Paso, Texas
Landscape Map

January 11-13, 2012
Healthier Healthcare Systems: Daring to Create What the Needed New Can Be
Salt Lake City, Utah

Picture 2034

June 24, 2010
Klamath Health Partnership — Pioneers of the PossibleKlamath Falls, Oregon

January 19-20, 2009
Providence Care — Leadership Symposium
Invitation Letter: Leading With Intention
Kingston, Ontario

February 25-28, 2008
Navajo Health Services — Client System Training, Consulting
Shiprock, New Mexico


January – May, 2018
University of North Texas — Participatory Leadership Initiative
Denton, Texas


November 6-7, 2009
The Canadian Media Guild — Presidents Council
Toronto, Ontario

May 26-29, 2009
Canadian Labour Congress — Education Advisory Committee Training
Invitation: Learning Circle
Open Space Discussion and Actions Plans (from Esther Matte)
Closing Circle Reflections: Plus a poem used to close, and a juicy participant comment
Video: Power in the Union
Feedback from Participants
Reflections from Tamara Levine
Summary Report (from Chris Corrigan)
Cornwall, Ontario

September 24-25, 2008
New York City Department of Education — Partner Service Organizations Collaboration Meeting
Six Videos, including a great solidarity song, some play with ropes, Nancy’s teaching on Appreciative Inquiry, the sound of a community connecting to itself, and a harvest poem from Chris Corrigan.
From co-host, Nancy Egan, another set of photos
New York, New York

September 9-12, 2008
Canadian Union of Public Employees: Developing Local Union Leadership Planning Meeting
From co-host, Nancy Egan, additional photos.
Ottawa, Canada

March 6-7, 2008
Utah Valley University Woodbury School of Business — Summit and Planning Meeting
Orem, Utah

January 8-11, 2008
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) — Developers Planning Meeting
Ottawa, Ontario

Financial Planners and Relationship to Money

August 24-27, 2010
Financial Planners Association — The Art of Hosting Strategic Conversations About Money
Estes Park, Colorado

June 28-July 1, 2009
Art of Hosting — For People Asking Urgent Questions About Money IssuesPhotos: People, Images, Flipcharts
I Hope You Dance: Reflections from Mary Sullivan, Lyrics from LeAnne Womack
Gather Your Clients for Community Conversations: Article by Elizabeth Jetton
More Photos: From Elizabeth Jetton
Gold Lake Mountain, Colorado

Humans Being

July 16-19, 2012
Art of Humans Being: Explorations of the New Economy
Essex, Massachusetts

July 29 – August 1, 2010
The Art of Humans Being
Essex, Massachusetts
Blog Post (Links to Lots of Good Stuff)

Men’s Group

September 4, 2009
Men’s Gathering — He Wananga
Waitakere, New Zealand

Salt Lake Valley Community of Practice

April 20, 2012
The Value of Play
Salt Lake City, Utah

August 19, 2010
Salt Lake City Practitioners Circle 2
Salt Lake City, Utah

July 22, 2010
Salt Lake City Practitioners Circle 1
Salt Lake City, Utah
Blog Post (Links to Photos, Chaordic Stepping Stones Harvest)

December 12, 2009
The Berkana Institute, Salt Lake Center for Engaging Community — Participative Leadership Appetizer
Salt Lake City, Utah

February 19, 2009Salt lake Center for Engaging Community: Conversational Leadership World Cafe Workshop
Mark — Additional Photos
Salt Lake City, Utah

March 13, 2008
Salt Lake Center for Engaging Community — Circle and Ceremony Workshop
Salt Lake City, Utah