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...concerned that nuts-and-bolts people like myself are not getting what they need from this workshop...
...gave rise to a wide-ranging and deep conversation that started with perhaps 8 people and doubled in the course of the hour.
- we started with a fair amount of uncertainty about our purpose, then some questions
- How to use OST to create programs for 'work-life balance?'... several versions of that program were discussed, including nuts and bolts things like number of people, number of sessions, sponsorship, larger purpose, budget, the lifelessness of surveys and the proper use of evaluation forms (for participants to evaluate their own work rather than the work of the organizers)
- how to get support for proceeding with this event, or others... OSLIST 24/7 email listserve at http://www.michaelherman.com, call singapore colleagues, email MichaelHerman, read the books and materials, attend teh practice groups being planned...
- how to be effective facilitator... be the change you want to see in the world, totally present and totally invisible during the event, practice responsibility for your own passions, write your own invitations, meditation practice, blessing the space, wishing well... but not attaching to outcomes... letting go.
- this turned out to be a much deeper and more fun conversation than some of us expected ..then we let go and went to lunch!
this from my colleague chris corrigan... thought it was a pretty good summary of concerns and resolutions we did in this session... --MichaelHerman
When you are a bear of Very Little Brain, and Think of Things, you sometimes find that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.
Pooh Bear from Winnie The Pooh, A.A. Milne [Quoted at the start of the first chapter of ConsciousnesS]