Soft Skills and OS

Jeff Aitken ja at
Wed May 23 09:22:02 PDT 2001

I was invited to use OST as a wrap up for a graduate course in Appreciative
Inquiry; about 20 students. In 2.5 hours there were many good conversations
(we had two 45 minute session times) - people had a chance to wrap up loose
threads of inquiry, and/or discuss the future - and the 30 minute closing
circle was a wonderful closing for the whole course.

I was not the instructor for the course, so it was easy for me to hold the
space. If you have no "givens" or desired outcomes except coming to
closure, I guess it will be easy for you as instructor to hold the space
open... this is worth the time you take to think it through.


Jeff Aitken
Specialist in Open Space Process
PO Box 1092 Inverness CA 94937 USA
415.663.9410 fax offsite
mailto:ja at

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