[OSList] Final weeks before the Open Space on Open Space - March 14-16

Lisa Heft lisaheft at openingspace.net
Fri Feb 24 16:11:04 PST 2012

Hi, folks -

If you live in or can visit the San Francisco Bay Area and now see  
that there is time in your schedule to join us at the Open Space on  
Open Space, let me know.  I can quickly send you more info and  
registration materials and save a space for you.

You do not have to have yet facilitated Open Space - perhaps you have  
taken someone's workshop and have not yet been able to use it. I would  
just recommend that you would have learned about it from the  
facilitator perspective so we all have the same reference point for  
our conversations.
So maybe you want to come to jump back in, or refresh what you know,  
or tell your stories, or just hang with a group of really nutritious  
colleagues appreciating each other and talking about facilitation and  
Open Space.

Some stories I am hearing from the colleagues who are coming - any of  
this feel familiar to you?

If you want to hear some stories about...

- facilitating for several Occupy movement communities
- doing Open Space with a group of technology designers, linguists,  
anthropologists, behavioral research and communication scientists  
sharing ideas for designing some new thing the internet can do,
- having a client add surprise presenters and presenters and  
presenters right when you are about to start the Open Space and eating  
up the most of the time for the Open Space
- having the police threaten to shut down your event-in-progress
- trying to talk potential clients out of Open Space because it wasn't  
the right tool / circumstances / time
- having a client tell you they don't want 'this butterfly crap' /  
can't you drop that, take that picture down
- observing the client's anxiety just before the Open Space - and your  
own moments of anxiety
- getting your hands on some new tools to explore for documentation
- noticing what invites and what is a barrier to access, inclusion and  
diversity in a meeting
- our recent 'aha' moments...

... come join us to share and explore and play.

The fabulous Kas Neteler will be facilitating.

Wednesday evening is a casual get-together. You can join us at the  
event even if you cannot come on Wednesday evening.
Thursday and Friday are all day in Open Space. If you can come for  
both days, great. If you can only come for one day, I recommend  

Remember that you can pay whatever you can afford - like all the  
events I host.
I will need your information and registration materials in advance to  
inform my final plans for design, food and materials.
So let me know.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Lisa Heft
Consultant, Facilitator, Educator
Fellow, Columbia University Center for International Conflict Resolution
Opening Space
lisaheft at openingspace.net

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