Welcome! We’re so glad you’re interested in hosting a Grateful Gathering. If you’re wondering whether or not this opportunity may be a good fit for you, consider the following:
- Are you interested in exploring Grateful Living as an orientation to life and committed to rich conversations that open minds and hearts to the power of gratefulness?
- Are you aligned with Grateful Living’s mission, vision, and values?
- Are you able to host one Grateful Gathering per month? Generally, hosts can expect to spend between two and four hours each month coordinating, in addition to the time each meeting will take. We encourage prospective hosts to clearly and realistically consider whether they have space for this commitment in a way that will allow them to show up fully and with joy and that will honor the interest of their group in regularly convening.
- Are you willing to fulfill the role of a host, which includes planning (scheduling a venue, promoting the Grateful Gathering, collecting resources), facilitating meetings, and managing communication between meetings with participants and A Network for Grateful Living?
- Can you commit to showing up authentically with your personal experience of Grateful Living, honoring that this is your primary role as a host? You do not need to be an expert in Grateful Living or an expert facilitator. Your role as host is not to actively present or teach, but rather to be present, thoughtful, and self-aware; to listen actively; and to hold space for your experience and those of others.
- Can you commit to joining a community of people with diverse backgrounds and diverse experiences of gratefulness? Part of hosts’ responsibility is to support space that is as safe and inclusive as possible for everyone, as outlined in A Network for Grateful Living’s Community Engagement Guidelines.
- Have you familiarized yourself with our Grateful Gatherings Host Guide?
Did you answer YES to the questions above? Sounds like you’re ready to host a Grateful Gathering! Please click on the button below to register to become a host.