European Salon
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We are drawing on the rich European tradition to create a 'Salon' for exploring (y)our questions that matter and to share ideas about communities, dialogue and leadership.

You are stimulating people of quality from all walks of life and disciplines who want to explore these questions and topics with others in Europe. We invite people from the communities of Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space, The World Café, Spiral Dynamics, NLP, The Human Element, Genuine Contact, The Art of Hosting, Kaos Pilots, Leadership Circles and others to join us to explore how to deepen dialogue, enhance leadership and energize communities where we live, learn, work and play.

We are an inspiring set of hosts, an international group of individuals with a love of World Café and other large group processes who warmly invite our expanding circle of friends to share questions, ideas, fears, passion and experiences. Among the hosts so far were Valerie Abl, Petra-Alexandra Buhl, Chris Chopyak, Ilona Christl, Rudolf Giesselmann, John Herge, Amy Lenzo, Charles Savage, Hanno Langfelder, Sabine Soeder & Ulrich Soeder.

How will the European Salon work?
• We envision an experimental meeting where every participant will be an active part of the whole
• The hosts will provide a hospitable space and a scaffolding structure for the Salon to invite presence and a diversity of strengths, styles, and developmental stages.
• The entire group will co-create the contents of the Salon before, during and after the event through online and live dialogue.

Our aim is to provide "just enough" structure to create and hold a space for action learning, collective reflection, individual inspiration and creativity. Our conscious intent is to slow down to invite experiential learning and use creative media to capture our thinking – such as graphic recording, photography, dance and meditation.

The conference language is English, but national languages are welcome where agreed upon and can be used in the design, our experience and the harvesting of our thinking.


Schedule for the 4th European Salon in Egensbach:

Thursday, 18.10.12

• Travel
• Starting at 16.00
• 19.00: Welcome
• 20.00: Dinner

Friday, 19.10.12
• 08.00 – 08.45: Breakfast
• 09.00 – 12.00: Setting the stage
• 12.30 – 14.00: Lunch
• 14.00 – 16.00: Workshop I
• 17.00 – 19.00: Workshop II
• 19.30: Dinner

Saturday, 20.10.12
• 08.00 – 08.45: Breakfast
• 09.00 – 11.00: Workshop III
• 12.30 – 14.00: Lunch
• 14.00 – 16.00: Workshop IV
• 17.00 – 19.00: Workshop V
• 19.30: Dinner

Sunday, 21.10.12
• 08.00 – 08.45: Breakfast
• 09.00 – 11.00: Workshop VI
• 11.15 – 13.15: Review, Closing, Formal Hugs
• 13.15: Lunch
• Informal Hugs, Travel