OST Training - Birmingham

Barry Owen barryo at bellsouth.net
Tue Dec 8 09:20:22 PST 1998

Hey folks, Here are the basics for the training in Birmingham. If you
know of anyone who might be interested, pass this along or have them
contact me for more details.

Thank you and be well,

Barry Owen

You're invited . . .

Open Space Technology Training with Harrison Owen

An introduction to a strange new world of self-organizing systems.

January 26-30, 1999

What happens during the 5 days of training?

Day 1: (Evening) Expanding Now - The role of the Facilitator
Welcome, Introductions, Overview

Day 2: Setting the context - Organizations in Transformation
Chaos and Creativity - The Beginning of Transformation
First Open Space - theme: Gifts of Chaos
The Process of Transformation
Life with Open Space (Evening Fireside)

Day 3: Setting the Context (continued)
The Forms of Transformation
Second Open Space - theme: Gifts of the Spirit
Sustaining Transformation: Creating Culture that Works in Open Space

Day 4: Third Open Space - A learning Expedition
Creating Organizations that work - now and for the next millenium.

Day 5: Closing the Space
Nuts and bolts (Questions and answers)
Closing to finish at noon (plus or minus)

How to get the MOST from this training:

1)  Read Open Space Technology: A User's Guide
2)  Convene an Open Space event even if only with neighborhood children

If you REALLY want to be ready for this training:

Read Expanding Our Now

            Rooms, all meals, and all conference facilities

            Single Occupancy: $129.91/person/night
            Double Occupancy: $116.82/person/night

Registration and training fee:

            $1000 per person.

            Please make checks payable to Barry Owen in US dollars and
send to:

                    Barry Owen
                    The Owen Group
                    5518 Kendall Drive
                    Nashville, TN 37209


            Pay only $895 per person for:

                - Registrations mailed by December 15, 1998
                - 3 or more participants from the same organization
                - Consultants registering with their clients

Please call if you are in need of an alternative cost/payment

Cancellations - must be received in writing by fax or mail no later than
December 15, 1998. Any cancellations received after December 15, 1998
will be refunded less a $200 charge. No refund will be made for
cancellations received after January 19, 1999

Dates: January 26-30, 1999 (reserve room for 26, 27, 28, 29)
Place: Twin Pines Resort & Conference Center - Just South of Birmingham,
Website:  "http://www.1travel.com/twinpines"
Phone: 205-672-7575
Fax: 205-672-2103

Make room reservations directly with the conference center and reference
"The Owen Group"

Space is limited to the first 40 registrations only.

Contact for additional Info:

Barry Owen
The Owen Group
5518 Kendall Drive
Nashville, TN, 37209
Phone: 615-356-2888
Fax: 615-269-0928

Worldwide Open Space

Simply living the FourFold Way in Open Space

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