Call for Open Space Stoires

Karen du Four des Champs kdd at
Wed May 5 09:46:22 PDT 1999

Thank for the invitation, Peg  AND for referring me to the OS list serve.
It's been very valuable.  My
follow up meeting with the folks I did OS with last year is tomorrow and
hope to have a "fresh off the press perspective."  Thanks for keeping me in
the loop.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Peg Holman <pholman at EMAIL.MSN.COM>
Date: Wednesday, May 05, 1999 9:19 AM
Subject: Call for Open Space Stoires

>The Open Space Institute (US) is launching an online newsletter, to share
>with each other our experiences in Open Space. We hope to publish 3 - 4
>a year, beginning in June or July.
>If you'd like to have your story published, keep reading. We also invite
>your ideas for our newsletter title.
>If you'd like your story in the first issue, please contact Joelle Everett,
>email jleshelton at or phone 360-426-8517 by May 12, and let us know
>what you are writing for the June issue.
>We are looking for first-hand accounts of Open Space conferences that you
>have facilitated or taken part in. Your stories may be short and simple.
>guidelines below can serve as a checklist.
>What:   Theme of your Open Space?
>            Process. Was it a "by-the-book" OS? OS combined with other
>Who: Client.  If your client is willing to be identified, great! If not,
>we will keep the name confidential. If you want to use a client's name,
>please get written
>People Involved.  Your Open Space may include a whole
>corporation, a single department, a community group--let us know.
>When:   Anything about the schedule or timing which made a special
>Where:  In what country, community, type of organization did this take
>For colleagues in the contracting stage of a project, it can be helpful for
>the client to know that OS has been successful in Austria, in a small town,
>in a public school.
>Why:     did you and your client say "yes" to an Open Space event?
>Summary:  the rest of the story. This could be Outcomes, Special Moments,
>What Made It Successful for Your Client, or . . .
>The focus of the newsletter will be stories from Open Space, but we'd also
>like to include some shorter pieces: poems, short essays, vignettes
>(mini-stories that relate an anecdote or observation from Open Space).
>Original materials, please. Call or email if you have questions.
>We want to list your Open Space events, including training and public
>conferences.  We will put a short listing in the newsletter and, if you
>a piece with more detail, we will post it on the website.
>We will publish stories in languages other than English.  Please provide an
>English translation of the title. If a translation of the whole story is
>available, send it and we will put it on the website, with a reference from
>the newsletter. We may be able to help you find a translator--email us to
>about this.  I'm an unreliable editor in languages I don't know, so please
>ask a friend to check your story for small errors.
>Rights to materials belong to their authors. Because the newsletter is
>online, we expect stories to be copied. We will request that readers
>the author's name and source information when they copy a piece. If there
>constraints on copying a particular story, the author needs to provide that
>information, and we will publish it.
>May 12--  Let us know if you want your story in the first issue.
>May 26--  Send all materials for first issue on or before this date.
>Materials may be submitted at any time, clearly marked "OSI Online
>Newsletter." Submitted material may be published immediately or held for a
>future issue. Stories may receive minor editing.
>We're looking for a few good people who will be our eyes and ears in
>different parts of the world, helping to assure that this newsletter is
>the voice of worldwide Open Space. Job description? Keep us posted on
>in your region. When colleagues tell you about a great OS they're working
>encourage them to write the story and submit it.
>If you are willing and able to do an occasional translation, let me know.
>We'd like to hear your thoughts and ideas about this online
>For the first issue, please email all materials for the newsletter to
>jleshelton at, marking "OSI Online Newsletter" on the subject line.
>Joelle Lyons Everett
>Phone/FAX  360-426-8517
>email  jleshelton at

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