I'm Gillian Pearce. I'm a member of the Planning Team and only discovered Open Space 12 days ago but already my mind is reeling with the implications this has for my life.
Here's my quote of the moment:
"Any moment now, the earth will crack open and I will stare into its dark centre. Into that smoking caldera, I will throw most of what I have treasured, most of the techniques and tools that have made me feel competent. I cannot do that yet; I cannot just heave everything I know into the abyss. But I know it is coming." - Meg Wheatley
Who are you and who/what is calling?
MichaelHerman checking in here... i'll be coming to lead the workshop, but I leave tomorrow for a three-day openspace summit on "Place-Making and Public Art in Milwaukee (Wisconsin, USA)" and then home for just two days before flying out to Dublin, via New York. So it feels like i leave tomorrow! Looking forward to meeting everyone there and sharing a few stories of what is growing world around in open space.
ChrisCorrigan? here. I'm NOT in Ireland, but I want to be. [Well Chris... you are in Ireland now virtually! We've got a copy of your CD "InTheHeather?" and it's all over the airwaves!] I'm on an island off the west coast of Canada. I'm a traditional Irish musician and an Open Space facilitator and an erstwhile co-conspirator with Michael. While you are learning OST in Ireland we will be doing the same in a WinnipegPracticeWorkshop in Winnipeg, Canada. I can't wait to compare notes... [Looks like the IrelandPracticeWorkshop notes will continue to reside here for awhile since putting a wiki up on http://www.openspace.ie is proving to be a bit of a challenge ("safety" and financial concerns...darn)! Thanks Michael for extending this space to us!]
Have fun, Marty, Michael, Gillian and others. [Thanks Chris! ..  notes by MartinGiannini]
Hi! from me too. I am MartinGiannini and I hosted/organised the event. Just want to chime in to say that sharing is caring and that using this space to everyone's advantage is very simple. Just click on "Edit this page" below and you'll discover that you can add or delete any text you want from what's already here. And then click "Save" to spit it back at ya and all who visit. IT's fun and a way for us to practicE "right conversation."
who's next? Me! Hi all, Bill here. Many thanks to all at the Wicklow Workshop for their inspiration. I thoroughly enjoyed the two-day-workshop, as well as making the aquaintence of future (?) Open spacers. Thought I would let you all know that today I got the go ahead from my advisory committee to run an Open Space in February on alcohol issues in Ireland. If anyone is interested in coming along or just being kept up to date on it's progression, then e-mail me. Regards to all, BillHunter? mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
way to go, bill! would be glad to see your news here as you go. Q&A as needed/appropriate as well. thanks. MichaelHerman