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When I was doing conference planning and organizing. A natural place to discover open space! Subsequently I researched various models of facilitation...
What surprised you the most about this method?
The lack of control. Creating conditions for self-organizing to happen.
How does Open Space fit into what you do with organizations and / or communities?
I am currently engaged in doing community organizing among artists who live and work in a 'natural arts district' i.e one created by artists, that grew organically not created by policy design or decision. The group I have convened seeks to advocate for and create a vision for the arts in this community which faces major changes due to the coming of light rail ...
Civic entrepreneur, strategic thinker and fund raiser:
Chamath is a compassionate and results-driven professional with proven relationship-building experience. His strategic,out-of-the-box thinking, combined with his superior teamwork abilities, has resulted in an impressive track record in generating philanthropic giving. Chamath’s leadership and communication skills are ideal in any working environment.
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Hi, Chamath. I hope this message finds you well. As several US-based Ning community folks have indicated an interest I am sharing word with those of you in the US geographic region about this May 4-6 workshop - for people of all levels of experience to share learning about Open Space. Participants read Harrison Owen's "Open Space Technology: A User's Guide" before class and then we take off from that point forward - focusing on many elements that of context, logistics, pre-work and design that can support or impact the success of an Open Space event. Thank you for sharing the word with those you know who may be interested, Lisa
Learn more about Open Space - join me for the
Open Space Learning Workshop
May 4-6, 2011 in San Francisco
Learn what is 'behind the scenes' in how to prepare for and facilitate Open Space - from all the elements of pre-work (invitation, outreach, logistics, site selection, design of food and beverage, documentation design) to 'what-if' and 'when-not-to.'
For more information about content, schedule and pricing
contact me directly at lisaheft [at] openingspace.net
Welcome, Chamath, to the Open Space world community space - a sister site to the OSLIST (an ongoing English-language conversation among Open Space facilitators and enthusiasts from around the world). Feel free to join any regional, language-based or thematic Group you see here. We look forward to learning with and from you about all things connected to the dialogue method called Open Space...