Play for more than you can afford to lose, and you will learn the game. --Winston Churchill
''three... in (into) practice... SUPPORTING... mapping conditions, preparation steps, parts of the event/meeting opening, and showing how open space in event, in planning, and in the context, is in line with map... this gives space to include u of ky rules, nonconverge, various space/time options, invitation questions... essentially, it's all the inviting guide stuff. diagnostics and practices emerge. and then shorter survey of other methods expands the os frame, and then nepal is a good finishing story here, because it is training, invitation and response to invitation, is blogging, is bombing, is no resources, hybrid practice, long-term practice... maybe grandma story fits here as finisher, to bring the practice back to the very personal end of the spectrum, really stretching practice into this moment. maybe nepal is the opener here and grandma is the closer. ai is first other method in the survey and zapchen/mutuality is the last. this feels good. maybe the closing here is "it's all good."
- In Deep... out of our heads and in deep... in hearts, pelvis, legs... taking care, taking seat, taking steps...
- In Deep... confusing... and this section is to help orient while in the middle of appreciating, inviting, supporting and making good in the open space we live in. It's also about a number of other methods, tools and practices that often pop up along the way, when practicing in the territory of real organizations and communities...
- it might be that the In Deep story extends to include that a few months later i emailed a hundred pages of text, culled and sorted from the OSLIST email list, suggesting that it might be worthy of editing, if not formal publication. This stuff read like an open space sutra, in the words of 37 practitioners working all around the world and meeting up online via ongoing email. you wrote back with "wow" and other, more useful comments, and the project was begun. When we finished a month later, we offered the whole thing back to the community, with appreciation for everyone who was part of that global circle. Reinhard Kuchenmueller sent along some illustrations and suddenly it looked quite finished and told a wonderful tale of how non-doing in open space. Chris suggested that we should find something else together. Within weeks of that suggestion, Julie Smith broadcast via OSLIST an invitation to come work with students and educators and mediators in Fairbanks. Chris and I responded independently, offering to help in whatever ways we could. Julie soon contacted each of us with a dilemma: she'd heard from three of us and didn't want to say "no" to any of us. I asked who the others were, and when she told me it was Chris and another OSLIST friend, Judi Richardson, from the other end of Canada, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, I suggested that we might all do it together, if she had the funds to fly us all in. We had a couple of conference calls over some weeks, and in April the three of us flew into Fairbanks for... and... the invitation story on that one is interesting as well... what if this was your memorial conference... the conference itself produced... and then... these are the kinds of appreciation, invitation, working arrangements, and results that one simple bit of technical structure enabled and supported: the OSLIST email discussion list. Allowing, as well, that it was catalyzed by the relationship that grew out of a single conference event. This isn't a remarkable thing, that one relationship would flourish in a way that would touch so many others. And that is the point! It is precisely what relationships do, and there is darned little we really need to do to organize such results. As it turns out, the preparation for Open Space meetings that support such movements and connections are really quite simple, and as luck (or fate) would have it, the four primary steps map easily to the quadrants we've already offered. They map directly to the four conditions where open space works best, the four mechanisms that support the process, and the four practices of InvitingLeadershipWritingProject. this would be a good time for a little refresher diagram, mapping all this stuff together.
[hand exercises inset box: hand closed grabbing, hand open offering] ...seems to tie into the churchill quote and perhaps the Feed the Monsters quote.
[consider another inset box for the major somatic exercise from each of the four sections of the retreat: pulsation, mutuality, rocking, grounding? dunno]
[consider another inset box for mental exercises: finding artifact/meaning, ____, systems game, _____]
- mapping open space (review) with emphasis on the four dimensions of prep, four practices
- invitation list - boundaries
- List... invite the BIG group, stretch at the edges to include more
- space/time... more time, less rules/boundaries ...canadian tables and hedging the agenda
- space time logistics stuff, canadian tables,
- results... do you want a conversation, a document, a project, a new culture (way of being) in org... ? how to document and sustain
- documentation/footprints, nonconvergence, voting, non-readers, blogging and wiki, university of ky,
- /OtherPractices surveyed A to Z - emphasis on practice and embodying - AI/ABCD starting, blogging next and finishing with zapchen
- ...somehow we finish this with emphasis on the leader/facilitator using body as leadership instrument... the important thing is that we come to embody these things, so that they come to us readily when we need them... so that we embody readiness... a pelvis that is both ripe and full, AND ready to take steps for positive impact...
big question for me here about somatic organization stuff... does it fit in here and set up the embodying/peace chapter, or is it that chapter? ...maybe it opens that chapter as a thing we did together... so there is a flow from walking in the forest, figuring out words, hosting practitioner conferences, to developing whole events and harvesting the learnings from them?
- Holding for emergence
- Finding and assembling resources
- Connecting, networking, asset mapping
- Holding open choices