"Hallo liebe Open Space Freunde,
Beim WOSonOS in Berlin haben Tobias Doeppe und ich beim Action Planning unsere Projekte vorgestellt und eines davon ist in konkreter Vorbereitung: Ein 5 Tägiger Retreat Workshop.Wir laden Euch ein zu einem…"
thank you very much for your loveley answer and your offering. At the moment I'm focusing on my core competences and working on selling my workshop for energetic mental training in Berlin. It is a mixture of active meditation and…"
"Hello fabulous Martina - time passed, life got full and I never replied to you - my apologies.
So to learn more about OS - have you read Harrison Owen's book, "Open Space Technology: A User's Guide"? if not, it's great basic…"
thank you for your welcome and the suggestion to open up a group. I might do that later as for now I do not feel that I have enough experience to deliver on that.
I would rather need some help in that issue. As a first step for now I have…"
Hello fabulous Martina - time passed, life got full and I never replied to you - my apologies.
So to learn more about OS - have you read Harrison Owen's book, "Open Space Technology: A User's Guide"? if not, it's great basic information (though does not include much about pre-work, planning, logistics, outreach / invitation and so on).
And if you ever have resources for a plane ticket - I offer the Open Space Learning Workshop in San Francisco a few times a year (elsewhere in the world when an organization hosts me). If you come to one of the workshops I host - registration fee is simply whatever you can afford, and there is a nearby hostel (dormitory) for only $30 USD per night. So if you can do the plane ticket the rest is easy. I know this does not get paid by 'unpaid work' but still - think about it and we will warmly receive you. (always feel free to reach me directly at lisaheft [at] openingspace.net ).
And marketing: like any facilitation - to me, it is not something to be marketed - it is something people suddenly realize they need or that grows out of a conversation and a sense they have for you or a referral from a friend. Then, OS is just one of the tools in one's 'tool box' to apply if it is the right fit for a meeting - after a thorough analysis of who, for what reason, when, context, site and so many other analysis elements. But perhaps I am telling things you already know - in that case, thank you for humoring me ;o)
In my Power of Pre-Work workshop we talk a LOT about invitation / outreach, logistics, site, documentation, materials and more. Not just for OS but for any face-to-face dialogic event. Wish you could come to that, too.
And regarding OS financing: I do it already, in a way. All my workshop attendees get to name their own price for registration. All my clients get to name their own price for my services. I simply ask them each to pay whatever is the most they can. And it always works. So in my life, that is Open Space financing ... (!)
Welcome, Martina, 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 and also ask any questions / share any experiences you may have about the process here or on OSLIST. And have you read Harrison Owen's book, "Open Space Technology: A User's Guide"? If not, it is a great description of the process and its origin, in the words of its originator. We look forward to learning with and from you about all things connected to the dialogue method called Open Space...