Methods for Strategic Collab oration: Blendi ng Appreciati ve Inquiry, World Cafe, Open Spac e Technology & Pola rity Managem ent ™
Christine Whitney Sanchez
milagro27 at cox.net
Wed May 9 07:48:32 PDT 2007
Welcome, Marc and thanks for sending me your workshop outline and for sharing the ways in which you intend to blend methods for the workshop you will facilitate with International Labour Organization. I resonate with your "network of learning and sharing." Much like the Open Space community.
Warm wishes for a wonderful workshop in Ethiopia!
Christine Whitney Sanchez
CWS - Collaborative Wisdom & Strategy
2717 E. Mountain Sky Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85048-8990
From: OSLIST [mailto:OSLIST at LISTSERV.BOISESTATE.EDU] On Behalf Of Marc Steinlin
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 10:33 PM
To: OSLIST at LISTSERV.BOISESTATE.EDU
Subject: Re: Methods for Strategic Collaboration: Blendi ng Appreciati ve Inquiry, World Cafe, Open Spac e Technology & Pola rity Management™
Many thanks for sharing this with us.
This is the first time I am writing to this list, so let me quickly introduce myself. I am Marc, I am Swiss but living in Cape Town (South Africa). I have been working for more than 8 years with a large Swiss Development NGO as their Knowledge Manager and Human Rights advisor. In this position I have come across methods like OpenSpace, WorldCaf�, AI and Future Search Conferences, which excite me a lot. Today I work as an�independent consultant in all the fields mentioned, mainly again with development agencies. In the last 12 months I have held space about 6 times with all sizes of groups, from about 70 to very small groups and I am enthusiastic about it. I have also used other methods (like WorldCaf�) but do consider myself as still very much exploring and learning.
I am about to set up a similar type of workshop as you�describe �which I will facilitate for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in July in Ethiopia. I do use a combination of WorldCaf�, Appreciative Interviews, Story Telling and OpenSpace and therefore am most curious on what other people do. Attached you find a very brief description of how I have tried to put the components together.
Just a word on the background of the workshop: 5 projects of the ILO on decent work have just started off. The idea is to create a network of learning and sharing knowledge from each other for the duration of the projects. For this purpose the project staff should get acquainted with each other, learn about their issues, topics that each one is concerned with and to create a vision and plan on how to exchange over the months to come.
If you have some conceptual material on your approach (as you flyer - there was no attachment), I would be very interested in learning more.
* * ========================================================== OSLIST at LISTSERV.BOISESTATE.EDU ------------------------------ To subscribe, unsubscribe, change your options, view the archives of oslist at listserv.boisestate.edu: http://listserv.boisestate.edu/archives/oslist.html To learn about OpenSpaceEmailLists and OSLIST FAQs: http://www.openspaceworld.org/oslist
OSLIST at LISTSERV.BOISESTATE.EDU
To subscribe, unsubscribe, change your options,
view the archives of oslist at listserv.boisestate.edu:
To learn about OpenSpaceEmailLists and OSLIST FAQs:
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the OSList