[OSList] OS in Zoom times

Chris Corrigan chris at chriscorrigan.com
Fri Jan 15 08:48:50 PST 2021

Dearest Anne:

I have also found zoom to be intimate! I know folks complain a lot about
zoom fatigue but before this pandemic there was such a thing as "meeting
fatigue" and of course what we all know is that is down to how a meeting is
hosted - or not.  It's not enough just to use a tool in a physical or a
virtual space. How one shows up to lead and host, as always, is critical.

Much love to you and yours,


On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 4:13 AM anne stadler via OSList <
oslist at lists.openspacetech.org> wrote:

> Dears:
> How wonderful to hear your plans to meet on Monday the 18th! Was hoping I
> could join too; but that’s a time when I’ll already be in an OS on Zoom.
> So I’ll just report that I’ve done quite a lot of virtual OS since Covid,
> both using the Marketplace format and also using what I call “radical OS”:
> opening the space via a Welcome followed by a simple ritual or chant and/or
> check in. Breaking into groups depends on the numbers of folks likely to be
> present, and can happen co-creatively as the experience matures. In groups
> of twenty or under, the whole circle often morphs into a Boehmian
> conversation or story sharing.
> With larger groups the Marketplace format is essential. It’s worked best
> if you have a technical facilitator and a host facilitating. Improbable has
> done some wonderful OST gatherings using Qiqo Chat & Zoom.
> I’ve found Zoom very intimate, allowing deep dives usually as a result of
> encouraging people to share personal stories & embodied experience about
> the Calling question/ intention. It’s been surprising & inspiring
> especially in circumstances where people were strangers. AND new insights,
> learning & relationships (substantive & personal) have emerged.
> Whatever format I’ve experienced, it seems that these essentials have been
> significant:
> continual listening for openings as they arise; applying a
> Process-oriented-Psychology attention to facilitating emergence; keeping in
> mind implicitly & explicitly the whole “field.”; supporting personal story
> sharing & observations.
> Hope these reflections are useful. Love & gratitude to all!
> --
> Anne M. Stadler
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