How do we schedule our course sessions around messy schedules?

“Something will happen with the right people, in the right place, at the right time.”

You’ll practice holding space for whatever happens in this workshop. This post is about how we connect the learners in our cohorts, and how we find the right time to meet …

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Would it surprise you to learn that penguins can fly?

This is my story of what it means to hold space for penguins to fly.

Let me tell you a magical secret …

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How can open space be effective inside mega-corporations operating in a critical and highly regulated industry?

This is my story of holding space for drug development teams working inside one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.

The “CEO of the molecule” invited everyone to gather offsite to figure out how they would safely get a breast cancer “cure” to the oncologists and patients who desperately needed it.

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How do you hold space meaningfully when people aren’t in the same space?

When the gobal pandemic hit people reached instinctively for Open Space Technology—because it’s a natural fit. Here are some thoughts from my experience holding remote open space in a time of incredible dispruption. Like all open space: it’s far easier than it looks and much harder than you ever imagined.

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I need Zoom Mobility—an imaginary feature so that people choose their Zoom break-out rooms and move freely between them. Mobility is vital to the life-changing magic of holding space.

I just requested if from Zoom.

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We’ve been using Zoom since 2015. Here’s why. We also find Zoom offers the ease, safety, and security we need—and we have practice procedures for reacting to harassment and other problems. (Which thankfully we’ve never had to use.)

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18 tips for trainers, facilitators, coaches, managers, and other leaders working remote and guiding the experience.

Finally, here’s our story of how we create high bandwidth, high interaction experiences online.

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