On Sept. 8, 2023 OBI announced it would no longer be hosting Belonging: A Weekly Practice. Please find the announcement which went out to participants below:

Dear friend,

We thank you for your engagement with the practice space and hope that it was of benefit to you. Over the last year and a half, Sarah Crowell, Evan Bissell and I have had great joy in hosting these weekly sessions for each of you. During the time together, we co-created a virtual bridging space that offered connection, shared learnings and experiential belonging. It is our hope that the experiences you gained through the space allow each of you to lean into being a belonging builder personally, in groups and within structures, systems and society.

While the weekly practice space has been a success, our work in advancing belonging is evolving into a different shape that will allow for broader access. The weekly virtual sessions we've been hosting on Mondays will not be resuming. We are excited to share that we have been working to create and launch an online OBI University that will be available to everyone for free in a few short months. The online platform will allow for both on-demand individual learning as well as a hybrid approach that allows for a combination of group-facilitated discussions along with the online learnings. Please stay tuned to our newsletter and keep an eye out for an email that shares more details on how and when to sign up.

In the meantime, below are a few resources we have used within the practice space as well as our recently released belonging design principles, which we hope will contribute to the success of your ongoing work. And, lastly, should you wish for facilitative collaboration, you might also consider reaching out to Sarah Crowell and/or Evan Bissell directly or together.

Belonging Resources: 

Wishing you well,

Ashley, Sarah and Evan