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OPEN SPACE TRAINING AND PRACTICE WORKSHOP

This is the program outline that we've evolved over the last four years, in practice workshops run around all around the world by MichaelHerman and ChrisCorrigan?. It's posted here in fairly cryptic form, as a reference for past participants and other open space colleagues who are hosting/leading their own training and practice workshops. Contact MichaelHerman with any questions.

/TrainingPracticeWorkshopOldNotes (pre-2004 version)


INVITATION


SPACE


AGENDA

(optional) pre-workshop interview with each participant

day one: the spirit of open space/inviting organization

(overnight or between program days) journaling/reflection on 4 conditions, 4 principles, 4 quadrants, two feet, movement, or the like... leading to opps for invitation-writing on day two.

day two: the practice of open space/organizing invitation

(optional) day three: open space on the care and feeding of open space/growing the circle

general timing


DAY ONE NOTES


INTRODUCTORY POINTS


WHAT IS OPEN SPACE?

alternative for discussion rather than storytelling...


OPENSPACE: Inviting Life (chaos): Issues and Opps for Living in Open Space


WHAT IS OPEN SPACE TECHNOLOGY?


EVENING NEWS


DAY TWO NOTES


MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS


GETTING READY FOR OST - How to Start

forms of opening => invitation/purpose: these answers to questions like these eventuatlly form the basis of the invitation... which doesn't try to say something new, but to say what is true about the common answers to these questions.

forms of focus (givens, guides, non-negotiables) => invitation list/vision: the invitation list represents a whole bunch of other stories and assumptions about what should or could happen in the meeting. best to talk about as many of these as possible in clear, careful and direct ways, before the list is finalized.

forms of os meetings => spacetime logistics/structure: open space comes in all shapes and sizes. the most important is to stay true to the spirit of open space, OpenSpaceTechnology/EssentialElements.

forms of closing/continuity => footprints/action: if you want action to happen, then you'll have to support it. that usually means capturing the notes and action plans from the breakout sessions and might include setting up online facilities for ongoing reference, tracking and invitation. how will people know you got REAL results?

documentation

closing the event (used every event)

convergence to priorities (used on day 3 of longer meetings)

non-convergence into diffusion (any day/time/length of event)

two-day training workshop into practice

ongoing open space into everyday working life

evaluation into new openings

griefwork... be prepared to be surprised

…see also OpenSpaceTechnology/RoleOfTheFacilitator, OpenSpaceTechnology/PreparationChecklist and OpenSpaceTechnology/PracticeNotebook for some of same information presented in form that is suitable for handing to clients or sponsors of meetings.


OPENSPACE: Inviting Organization (order): Issues and Opps for Working in Open Space


GOING BEYOND - How to Keep it Going


CLOSING CIRCLE



EVOLUTIONARY NOTES


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