[OSList] Renewing the Mission of the Open Space Institute U.S.

Michael Herman via OSList oslist at lists.openspacetech.org
Mon Jul 18 14:21:52 PDT 2016


who is the/our community?  ...or communities?  ...or what kind of
communities are these communities?


Michael Herman
Michael Herman Associates
312-280-7838 (mobile)


On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 4:10 PM, Harold Shinsato via OSList <
oslist at lists.openspacetech.org> wrote:

> Dear People of Open Space:
> The Open Space Institute of the U.S. has been "holding space for open
> space" since at least 1997. It's origins lie in the summer of 1996, 20
> years ago. In the beginnings, there were many serious conversations in the
> community as to the role and mission of such an institute, and that role
> has certainly evolved over the years. The board has determined it is time
> for us to revisit our mission and role, and especially to invite and trust
> the rest of the community refresh and renew our purpose.
> Rather than have a mission statement, we hope instead to have a mission
> question. Or series of questions. What are the most valuable and alive
> questions for our community right now, and for the foreseeable future?
> To start the "question storming", here are some questions that have been
> reportedly asked deeply within our community in the early days:
> What is Open Space Technology?
> What is Open Space?
> What is Space?
> And here are some practical questions that would help guide the OSI-US's
> operations:
> How can the OSI-US best support our community?
> How can we best work together with the community to co-create a broad and
> diverse circle of people holding space for open space?
>     Thanks!
>     Harold Shinsato
>     on behalf of the Board of the Open Space Institute, U.S.
> --
> Harold Shinsato
> harold at shinsato.com
> http://shinsato.com
> twitter: @hajush <http://twitter.com/hajush>
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