Art of Hosting workshop

Friday, Nov. 1st & Saturday, Nov. 2nd

From 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  (Open flyer here-    WETCC_AOH_workshop-2)

WHERE: White Earth Tribal & Community College, 2250 College Road Mahnomen, MN

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COST: $175.00

Breakfast, lunch and refreshments provided.

What is Art of Hosting? Many people experience meetings, which feel like a waste of time, conversations which resemble debates,and invitations to provide input, which turn out to be something altogether different. People want to contribute, but they can’t see how. Leaders want contribution, but they don’tknow how to get it. “The Art of Hosting offers a blend of some of the most powerful methods to create open and meaningful conversation that leads to commitment and good results. Working with a range of collaborative methods – like Circle, World Café, Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space Technology, ProAction Café, storytelling and more – practitioners can tailor the approach to their context and purpose.” (Excerpted from

This 2-day workshop will be lead by a team of Native American practitioners who have“indigenized” the Art of Hosting methods to suit the needs of Native Americancommunities.

Trainers: David Cournoyer, LeMoine Lapointe

Space is limited, so register now!

To register, please contact:

Rebecca Dallinger 218-935-0417 Ext 314


About Trainers: 

David Cournoyer is a consultant who works on issues of communications, facilitation, and

leadership and organizational development. His clients include local and national nonprofit,

philanthropic, tribal and state government entities. He has more than 15 years of experience in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector through

work at national foundations and nonprofit organizations. At the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, David provided communications expertise to a range of youth and education initiatives. At

Lumina Foundation for Education, David co-led the launch of the national KnowHow2Go Campaign to raise awareness about preparing for college. More recently, David developed

the framework for a new community leadership program as program officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation.

In other experience, David served as director of resource and program development at Native Americans in Philanthropy, where he previously was board chair for four years. He

also worked at the American Indian College Fund, a national organization that supports tribal colleges and universities. Prior to his nonprofit work, David worked in television

journalism for nearly a decade, serving as the Denver correspondent for the Fox News Channel and as a reporter at KARE11-TV in Minneapolis.

David is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. He serves on the boards of the First Peoples Fund and Native Youth Leadership Alliance, as well as on the Minnesota Early Learning Council. David and his family live in St. Paul.

LeMoine LaPointe is Sicangu (Burnt Thigh) Lakota. His indigenous culture continues to enliven more than three decades of engaging at-risk youth and communities in culturallyspecific

as well as multi-cultural conversations and settings. From geographically isolated tribal communities to inner-city neighborhoods, his interactive blend of adventure-based

facilitation and practice, with nature and cultural insight, reclaims the extraordinary in a field too often ordinary. His inspiring views on land, air, and water draw from his indigenous

roots. Formerly Director of the Healthy Nations Program at the Minneapolis American Indian Center, he is a nationally-recognized youth worker, experiential learning practitioner,

and indigenous peoples consultant. LeMoine is an avid proponent of “indigenizing” experiential learning. He chairs the boards of directors of the Nawayee Center School and

American Indian OIC, and is an active board member of the Tiwahe Foundation and the Native Youth Alliance of Minnesota.




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