viv at theReef.com.au
Tue May 15 22:29:00 PDT 2001
I've been asked to help a local seaside town (population 3500) explore
options for future child-care services following the closure of a number of
services and the consequent loss of population and users of existing
We're starting with a one-day OS to explore the issues and opportunities -
hopefully bringing many of the key players together and to get a lot of the
issues on the table, as well as ID next steps.
There's quite a lot of interest in the community - although the concept of
an OS process is all but unknown and even though the invitation outlines
the process there is still an expectation of a 'traditional' public meeting
- 'experts' doing presentations and fielding questions etc.
Two or three of the local politicians have indicated they'll be attending
for a couple of hours here, an hour there etc (although we asked that
people come for the whole day if they can).
What experiences have others had of dealing with drop-ins, especially
politicians who could turn out to be space invaders (an assumption I know -
but I'd rather not be caught off-guard given that this will be this
community's first experience of OS).
Please note NEW telephone number
Beyond the Edge Pty Ltd
PO Box 665, Torquay 3228
Ph/Fax: 61 3 5261 9498
Mobile 0417 135 406
"Thus the task is not so much to see what no-one yet has seen, but to think
what nobody yet has thought about that which everyone sees." Schopenhauer
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