Programme in English

Statenberg Manor, Slovenia


Friday, 16 August, 2013

17.00 – 17.45 Registration and welcome (with local home-made goodies)

18.00 – 21.00  Collective Story Harvesting of inspiring change initiatives that woke up Slovenia

Saturday, 17 August, 2013

08.00 – 09.00 Registration

09.00 – 12.30 Collaborative inquiry into strengths and potentials of Slovenia

What is the DNA of Slovenian land and people?
What unique strengths, gifts and resources does Slovenia have for Europe and humanity?
If Slovenia ceased to exist, what would the world miss?

12.30 – 14.00 Light lunch & break

14.00 – 18.30 From words to actions

What dreams and hopes do people hold for Slovenia?
What is my unique gift that the community is hungry for?

Part of afternoon will be dedicated to collaborative help with projects/seeds/initiatives that participants bring (in a ProAction Café format).

18.30 – 19.30 Light dinner

19.30 – 21.30 Space open for connections and celebrations

You can join either for the entire time or part of it! Any contribution is welcome.


The gathering will apply the Art of Hosting practices and methods that build on collaborative wisdom and solutions, inspiration and fun:

  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Collective Story Harvesting
  • World Café
  • ProAction Café

The event will be co-hosted by the local community of Statenberg, and an international group of collaborative process hosts: Marjeta Novak (Slovenia), Ria Baeck (Belgium), Mary Alice Arthur (New Zealand), Anna Hanschmidt (Germany), Robert Krzisnik (Slovenia), Natalija Vrhunc (Slovenia).

The event is part of the larger Learning Village gathering that takes place at Statenberg Manor between 15 and 25 August 2013.


Whoever feels called is invited – we need diverse stories, skills and dreams to hear the whole, inquire deeply, and generate innovative ideas.
We are hoping for a mixture of people living in the local area (Slovenia) as well as supporters from near and far, who together can empower Slovenia on acknowledging its greatness.

This, however, is not an event for spectators: everyone’s contribution is invited and needed!


Please fill in the registration form on the website of the International Learning Village!
There you’ll find also information on venue (with arrival info) & other logistics.

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