Time: January 28, 2011 from 9am to 5pm
Location: The Islington Hub
Street: 5 Torrens St
City/Town: London EC1V 1NQ
Website or Map: http://openspacetraining.even…
Event Type: open, space, workshop
Organized By: Martin Grimshaw
Latest Activity: Jan 14, 2011
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This workshop invites those who are new to using Open Space Technology and those who already have some (or even extensive) experience of using it to co-learn together, deepen our practice, and share our experiences.
It will be run as an Open Space so that participants can learn experientially, while learning how to design, prepare and facilitate an Open Space event, including tips and tricks, likely issues that may be encountered, follow up and incorporating an event within a wider context or strategy.
Open Space is a fundamental in the Transition Towns tool kit. This will help anyone looking for a method for encouraging participation, engagement, equality and inclusion. Open Space Technology is a format for organising compostable conferences, unconferences, meetings, or stakeholder engagement, with maximum efficiency and minimum time and resources. It is a form of ‘crowd sourcing’ which can be used to bring together a company or any group or organisation to focus on a specific problem or question; Open Space allows for participants to co-create experience, learning and solutions in a way that unlocks creativity.
Open Space is used by large companies, local government, community activists, the BarCamp (CrisisCamp, FacilitationCamp, ChangeCamp etc) movement, and forward thinking organisations everywhere, from gatherings of 5 to several thousand people, from a couple of hours to several days.
Have a look at Jack Martin Leith’s snappy overview of using Open Space http://www.scribd.com/doc/32573187/Leith-s-Guide-to-Open-Space
Open Space World – http://www.openspaceworld.org
.... and get ready for the World Open Space on Open Space WOSonOS London 2012 http://www.wosonos2012.net/