Art of Hosting Leadership Training in Cape Breton


November 18-20, 2015, Sydney, NS
Convened by New Dawn with Sera Thompson & Marguerite Drescher 

How can we build a vibrant, healthy and self-reliant community? What kind of leadership is required to strengthen our collective efforts and create the future we want?

We are living through a time of great challenge and great opportunity. We are being asked to work together across difference in new ways and to build on our strengths to find innovative solutions in the face of great change and uncertainty yet we require a new set of tools to get there. Join fellow leaders from across Cape Breton Island and Nova Scotia for a powerful 2-1/2 days of learning and community building as we explore, learn and practice together. New Dawn is delighted to offer this program at substantially discounted rates for on-Island participants. 

The Art of Hosting is a global learning community drawing on a range of leading-edge facilitation, community engagement and change practices. It is an opportunity to understand how to mobilize great conversations to build highly effective and purpose-driven meetings, long-term strategies and organizations.

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Sera Thompson supports leaders, organizations and collectives to create successful and sustainable futures by awakening collective clarity for wise action. Her basic assumption is that there is tremendous untapped potential in every group. She supports people working together on complex issues to find a path to synergy, engagement and shared vision so that they can realize their audacious goals. As a master facilitator and engagement strategist she leads change around issues of public health, food systems, children and families, alternative energy, transportation and systemic discrimination. Sera has been a trusted guide to collaborative innovation for almost 15 years.
Marguerite Drescher is a visual artist and graphic recorder/facilitator, trained in cultivating vivid expressions for learning. She works with communities, governments and businesses, in Nova Scotia and around the world, mapping complex issues into simple images. As a Graphic Facilitator Marguerite uses visual forms (ei. large scale mural drawings and note taking) to capture collective insights and ideas and reflect them back to the group. Through these visual forms people are engaged in the process and are able to gain a big picture view of the context they are in, and the paths forward.