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What Can Universities and Communities Do Together To Expand and Extend Community Engagement?
Join us in Open Space* to explore how universities and communities are working effectively in active partnership. Come see what democratic science feels like -- and what it can DO. Find out how others are building relationships that promote mutual learning, best practice and the valuing of all knowledge. We want to work with you and others on socially relevant research actively applied in ways that the whole community can and will celebrate.
We need you to come learn, contribute, connect and create the answers to these questions. We need you to be a part of this ongoing resource group that will continue to work together for mutual support on the research/practice issues that you most care about. We need to grow the leading edge of University/Community? partnership. We need to (and will!) document our work for all participants, as this work continues to expand. Please join us!**
WHEN: September 13 & 14, 2003 9am – 4pm each day
WHERE: Ashoka House, 16 Malkin Creek Road Bowen Island
You might also choose to hike, kayak, or simply wander around scenic Bowen Island, so be prepared to work AND play together!
For ferry schedules and accommodation: Go to www.bowenisland.com
AND… Stay Sunday evening, 6-8pm, for stories and conversation with Dr. Peter Frost, author of Toxic Emotions at Work: How Compassionate Managers Handle Pain and Conflict. See http://www.toxinhandler.com for more about Peter and his work.
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About the Process Open Space Technology is a leading edge community and organization development process. It invites people working on complex and important issues to connect and deepen their work, through responsible self-organization. Open Space is more than just a phenomenal meeting process. It forms the basis of a new, whole way of working and being in organizations and communities. It honours and invites contributions from all levels and groups. It leverages inherent expertise and knowledge to create new options, possibilities and progress. It gets people and information moving in powerful new directions.
For twenty years and counting, Open Space has been used around the world for:
Michael Herman is an internationally recognized Open Space Technology facilitator whose book "The Inviting Organization" is an important contribution to the literature of Open Space Technology. He has worked for years with Harrison Owen, the creator of Open Space Technology and was the co-host of the eighth annual Open Space on Open Space international gathering of Open Space Technology facilitators in Chicago in 1999. Michael’s practice has led him to working with some of the biggest corporations in the United States as well as community and youth groups around the world. He serves as a director for the Open Space Institute USA and is Webmaster of the online centre of Open Space Technology at http://www.openspaceworld.org/. His personal website is at http://www.michaelherman.com.
Sponsored by the UBC Department of Family Practice and the UBC Community Engagement Working Group.
Hosted by the Ashoka Institute for Community Practice.