On Pace and Open Space Training In December
It’s the busy time. Why are we launching a new Open Space Leadership cohort now?
It’s because we’ve re-structured this workshop for a more natural pace which even works in December.
We’ve moved from a packed-full 3-week workshop to a this new more organic 6-week format. Since it’s December, we’ll build in a break for the holidays this time as well.Read More
Should I do X (for my Open Space Event)?
This flowchart will get me “in trouble”. It’s really hard to capture the organic complexity of Open Space in a decision tree flowchart. This flowchart as graphical thinking tool is really not fit for purpose when it comes to capturing Open Space.
We practice and teach “classic” Open Space what does that mean? This flowchart helped me think about what it means to ‘add’, ‘subtract’ and ‘copy/paste’ when holding an event with Open Space Technology.Read More
People, Place & Time
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
Big Pharma Transformation
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More