[OSList] Renewing the Mission of the Open Space Institute U.S.
paul levy via OSList
oslist at lists.openspacetech.org
Tue Jul 19 04:06:09 PDT 2016
A few more questions ...
Why are we still calling OST a technology ?
Why is the LAW of two feel a law ?
If the "principles" are not prescriptions but descriptions why are they
called principles ?
How can it possibly take 2 days to "teach"
OST and why would anyone ever want to teach it anyway ?
Why do OST "elders" on the OS list keep advocating dogmatic views about
OST? (Oh yes you do)
What if one less thing to do was facilitation ?
How could OSI begin a humble inquiry into new and valuable ways of opening
space? And learn from them ?
What questions do we need to ask that cannot be formed into latinised words
and phrases ?
Where is open space technology when the world needs to open space most -
right now ?
On Monday, 18 July 2016, 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
> 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?
> Harold Shinsato
> on behalf of the Board of the Open Space Institute, U.S.
> Harold Shinsato
> twitter: @hajush <http://twitter.com/hajush>
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