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OPEN SPACE TRAINING AND PRACTICE WORKSHOP

This is the program outline that we've evolved in 15 or so practice workshops, run around all around the world in the last year. 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.

/TrainingPracticeWorkshopNotes (newest version)


INVITATION


SPACE


AGENDA

day one: the spirit of open space/inviting organization

day two: the practice of open space/organizing invitation

general timing


DAY ONE NOTES


INTRODUCTORY POINTS


WHAT IS OPEN SPACE TECHNOLOGY?


OPENSPACE: TRANSFORMATION

themes


WHAT IS OPEN SPACE?

alternative for discussion rather than storytelling...


EVENING NEWS


DAY TWO NOTES


MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS


GETTING READY FOR OST

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 documentation => 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?

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


OPENSPACE: INVITATION


GOING BEYOND

closing (used every event)

convergence (used on day 3 of longer meetings)

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

two-day practice workshop

ongoing open space

evaluation

griefwork... be prepared to be surprised


CLOSING CIRCLE



EVOLUTIONARY NOTES


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