[OSList] Incorporating self-organized training/learning sessions into OST AND communicating OST to an uninitiated and distracted leadership

Tricia Chirumbole tricia at investorswithoutborders.net
Thu Jan 24 09:38:51 PST 2013

Thanks again Lisa! I totally dig what you're saying! This has been so
helpful in organizing my thoughts, I will have to resist writing with
personal issues!.......I will keep you posted!

On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 12:19 PM, Lisa Heft <lisaheft at openingspace.net>wrote:

> Yes - you do understand what I am saying. And of course others on this
> list may have completely different ideas or recommendations than mine -
> that's the beauty of this diversely-experienced community.
> I think the key to remember, no matter what process fits the task and
> objectives for a meeting - is that one meeting does not solve all things,
> and does not stand alone in the chain of things that support and shift
> organizational wellness and productivity. It is sort of like stepping
> stones or remembering moments or immune-system strengthening this dedicated
> time to work on a complex issue or task that is in the form of a meeting or
> retreat.
> You may find that Open Space is the perfect thing for this meeting. Or in
> your continuing conversations with the client to further discuss and think
> about it all, you may find that another approach fits in a different way to
> support the work for this particular meeting. And it is worth this
> conversation you are having with us - and the conversations you have with
> your clients - to explore, and explore, and articulate back to each other,
> and explore some more - as part of what informs how, when, why and for what
> end you and your client are convening people for any kind of facilitated
> event.
> Looking forward to hearing more,
> Lisa
> On Jan 24, 2013, at 9:07 AM, Tricia Chirumbole wrote:
>  wow! just a few, little thoughts!  :) thanks for taking the time Lisa.
>> I think I understand what you are saying. I think.
>> If I may reiterate: I think you are questioning the value/wisdom of
>> including the prompt to "explore ongoing methods for collaboration and
>> competency development" and the "action plans and next steps" that would go
>> with developing and implementing this. ....especially if, as I identified,
>> the group may not be ready/able to follow through.
>> Is that correct? ....if so, I think you are right.
>> You are also totally right in terms of prep if hands on skill transfer
>> and collaboration will be the focus.
>> Ok, this has been very helpful. I have some firmer thoughts and better
>> clarity on how to explore options with the leaders. And, yes, it is
>> possible that something other than OST may make more sense for them right
>> now...
>> Thanks again!
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