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The Art of Invitation

DATE: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
TIME: 7:00 am PST / 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm GMT / 4:00 pm GMT+1
DURATION: 90 minutes

What if You Could Craft a Life-Giving Invitation Every Time?

IF YOU CONVENE community conversations you know invitation is the first step. The principles woven into how you craft your invitation, with whom, and how you invite people to join you set the stage for how your community conversations will go. Invitation is an art and ongoing work. Beginning well makes all the difference.

In this 90-minute workshop, Peter Pula will guide you through the steps of creating an invitation that easily draws out your own intentions, weaves your voice with others, and begins the journey into every community conversation on solid footing and an eye to adventure.



Generative Journalism Learning Journey

DATES: (4 Thursdays) January 14, 28 and February 11, 25, 2021
TIME: 7:00 am PST / 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm GMT / 4:00 pm GMT+1
DURATION: 2 hours each date

What if Generative Journalism Ignited the Gifts and Possibilities in Your Organization?


A 4-part Learning Journey into philosophy, principles, and practices of Generative Journalism as applied to organizational and community settings

KESSELS & SMIT AND AXIOM NEWS are offering a Learning Journey into Generative Journalism. Mara Spruyt, Derk van der Pol, and Marijke Boessenkool of Kessels & Smit, and Peter Pula of Axiom News will guide you through a lived experience of Generative Journalism. This four-part course is intended for organizational leaders, journalists, communications directors, executives, change leaders, and the GOJO Curious.

During our pre-launch calls in December we heard you share a belief in the power of a generative view and of story. We heard that being intentionally inclusive, accessing the giftedness of all participants, and navigating tension with corporate communications offices were important to you. We also heard an interest in developing a supportive community of practitioners together. 

We are making efforts to reach out this week to connect with people to find ways to make it possible for everyone who wants to participate can do so in ways that are welcoming and meaningful to you. We'd love to hear from you what we can do to make joining us fun and inviting. Please write to if you have something to share.

If you would like to experience the potential of Generative Organizational Journalism to ignite the gifts and possibilities in your own organization or community, this series might be for you.



Axiom News Dialogue Series
DATES: (6 Thursdays) January 21, February 4, February 18, March 4, March 18, April 1, 2021
TIME: 7:00 am PST / 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm GMT / 4:00 pm GMT+1
DURATION: 2.5 hours each date

What If We Discovered Natural Ways Forward to a New Way of Life?

A 6-part highly participatory dialogue series to explore a new way of living and leading

THE ADVENT OF COVID-19 threw many of us back on ourselves. As we consider Building Back Better, working the same structures and running the same patterns of interaction will not relieve us of the burdens we bear, the repressions we accept, nor liberate our giftedness or abundance.

It is possible to walk a new path with clarity, know our intentions, support and encourage one other enough that we can each take our next steps. Finding these paths will take a new kind of leadership: participatory leadership. The new leader does not demand and command, but instead convenes and connects.

If you would like to:

  • Step into an oasis in a global storm of shifting sands
  • Find your intention
  • Discover your giftedness
  • Practice relational presencing
  • Experience the hosting arts
  • Journey through a sequence of conversations that manifest new possibilities
  • Experience a variety of dialogue forms* for cultivating community
  • Witness abundance
  • Explore the principles and practices of hosting a generative field
  • Learn how to lead in the new way
  • Form new and lasting friendships
  • Find yourself in relationship enough to take your next steps, whatever, whenever, and wherever they are
  • Become a strand in a trans-local, life-giving mycelial matt of generativity

This dialogue series might be for you!

*See Eventbrite invitation for dialogue forms



Axiom News Dialogue Series Information Sessions
DATES: Wednesday, January 13 & Friday, January 15, 2021
TIME: 7:00 am PST / 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm GMT / 4:00 pm GMT+1
DURATION: 90 minutes each session

Natural Ways Forward to a New Way of Life

A 90-minute free information session to share plans and hear reflections on the upcoming Axiom News Dialogue Series

BEGINNING ON JANUARY 21st we are offering a lived experience of generative community in a six-part series. What If We Discovered Natural Ways Forward to a New Way of Life is our calling question.

If you have been part of our bi-weekly, free Cultivating Community calls and are interested in going deeper into the arts and practices explored there, this series may be for you. If you are looking for pathways into participatory leadership and community development, this series is might also be for you!

We’d love to share our plans with you and hear your reflections. We’d also like to hear what we can do to make this series fun, inviting, and suited to you and any cadres you’d like to bring along. To that end we are hosting two free information sessions. YOU MUST REGISTER to receive the links to the calls:

Wednesday, January 13, 2021:


Friday, January 15, 2021:



Cultivating Community
Friday, January 8, 2021
TIME: 7:00 am PST / 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm GMT / 4:00 pm GMT+1
DURATION: 90 minutes

Cultivating Community

WHAT BEGAN many months ago as a regular gathering for remaining socially together while physically apart has cultivated a warm and welcoming community. We continue to Cultivate Community and have made that our explicit aim. Every two weeks we host these 90-minute calls to make space for people to connect with their experience and intentions, with others, and to move toward their preferred future.

This coming Friday we will discover what each us sees that we would like to see more of. Taking guidance from the time of year we'll attune to the seeds of tomorrow lying just beneath the surface.

During our last call the Gift & Offers Circle turned out to be a powerful moment. We just might host space for that again so we can discover simple ways we can move together across land and ocean to cultivate the communities of our dreams. But, you know .. things change, so, well see.

There is no cost to join this call. Newcomers are always welcome!

YOU MUST REGISTER to receive the link to the call.



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