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About Hostmanship; Creating purpose driven human experiences

The world we live in is asking us to genuinely connect with other people. How can we create a situation in which others feel truly welcome? What would it be like if we really took time to know people, regardless of how busy we are and all our to-do-lists? Wouldn’t it be great if we could swop our sense of rush with giving priority to expressing our humanity towards the other person standing in front of us? We have a responsibility and the ability to create a positive impact on other people’s lives. It is often the small things that make a difference in this world. This minor gives you the chance to contribute to a community where we and others feel truly appreciated and welcome! In a world where technology, individualism and online working has become increasingly common, a true connection with our guests, clients and self is lacking. It is time to change this now and here!

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In this module you will learn and experience how to move towards being a welcoming host that treats yourself and others to feel appreciated, seen and feeling welcome. Based on theories in the field of humanism, positive psychology, sociology, hospitality and Hostmanship, you are going to work on real-life Design Challenges that represent all of the above aspects. Inspiration will be offered during guest lectures, Safari-field trips, inspirational sessions (Emotional Intelligence, Intercultural Awareness and Sensitivity, Behaviour and Photography and campfire sessions to make a cocktail of a sustainable behaviour change for you in your private and your future career.


ALO 1. Mastering knowledge in the field of Hostmanship and executing the Hostmanship Metod You will be able to demonstrate a grasp of the philosophy, current literature (book presentation) and research on Hostmanship as well as other related academic fields of interest. (3 ECTS).

ALO 2. Applying skills and knowledge in our Atelier by designing Design Challenge and executing the Hostmanship Method You will apply your new knowledge and understanding of the Hostmanship method to create innovative human interactions and interventions. During the inspiration sessions you will receive input and you will execute in a Design based approach a Design challenge given by a client from the industry. (6 ECTS).

ALO 3. Becoming an Artist in Hostmanship; Reflecting on your professional and personal development. You demonstrate the ability of reflecting and acting upon your learning process, including personal behavior and the Art of hosting. You show understanding and the ability of effective goalsetting and planning based upon your personal Hostmanship ® mission and constructive peer feedback resulting in a more welcoming behavior for yourself and others. You master your own learning process towards your Art of Hostmanship by creating wow moments for others. You will give little act of kindness and will explore what the impact is on you the other and the ones you do not know. You will proof all this during an exhibition during the final visualization. During the campfire sessions, self-study, journaling, inspiration gatherings, Safari’s and human interactions during the Design Challenges in the ateliers, you will be prepared to be a Host for your future you in your personal and professional life. (6 ECTS)


This minor ABOUT HOSTMANSHIP is all about creating meaningful dialogues where everybody will be seen and feel welcome. We encourage and welcome all who choose this minor to welcome themselves and others in order to make a better world. We see you as a human being with wishes and needs and not as a student number. In your work environment we hope that this mindset will be executed and felt by others.


Available in Semester 1 (MP1) and Semester 2(MP3)

Monday & Thursday – Atelier and Inspiration sessions, *Guest Lecture

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday – Self Study, Literature, Journaling 

(*Guest lectures and safari’s may be scheduled on Tuesday/Wednesday


ALO 1 – Peer Assessment – 3ECTS

ALO 2 – Company Pitch Presentation (Group) – 6 ECTS

ALO 3 – Visualisation Showcase (Individual) – 6 ECTS