OS for small group
LotharFranz at t-online.de
Thu Aug 26 12:20:37 PDT 1999
I can really encourage you to start a small OS. We have a so called open space
learning group in Berlin. Every eight to twelve weeks we meet and work on OS
As long as you believe in what you are doing and as long as the main conditions
for OS exist. DO IT!
My first OS: 25 were expected to come, eight finally turned up. All of them had
no OS experience. My co-facilitator and I were really nervous. We were not sure
if it really works. Our theme was:
»Transformational Processes in large groups«. It was a really energising OS-
Basically you do the same steps like in a big OS. But I think you should be
aware that a small number of OS participants requires a slightly different
"facilitator behaviour". For example: when you focus a (small) group it seems to
be strange when you start walking slowly around the inside of the (small) circle
to create contact in-between the participants. Instead we invited people to look
at each other to build contact.
Next week I will use OST (for one day) to open a two days meeting for 12
participants (youth camp managers)
..... and I am looking forward!
All the best
PS. If you did not get my English I can send you the German version!
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