<HTML><FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=2>Laurie:
<BR>Yes, I have done OS in three hours (actually less, however it was a group
<BR>that was familiar with OS). My experience has been that you just have to be
<BR>careful to watch your time for the opening and the sessions. I like to use
<BR>the US West Communications video, with Harrison, for new comers. It gives
<BR>them the feel of OS pretty quickly.
<BR>I would then allow 45 minutes for the opening (including the video), and then
<BR>two sessions 45 minutes each, which leaves 45 minutes for the closing. If
<BR>there are not enough issues on the wall for two meaningful sessions, then
<BR>combine them into one longer session.
<BR>The main thing is have a plan, and then be prepared to change it in ways that
<BR>make sense. If you aren't uptight, then the group won't be (usually). After
<BR>all, think about what's the worse thing that could happen. Then compare it
<BR>to everything in the cosmos, and it doesn't seem all that bad.
<BR>Have fun and good luck.
<BR>Peoria, IL USA </FONT></HTML>