Open Space Leadership

discover the life-changing magic of holding space



Open spaces spark crucial change for business and community around the world. This workshop is for leaders, organisers, and facilitators who want that spark.

discover the life-changing magic of holding space

Open Space Leadership

you can open space that makes a difference

We made  this workshop for the organisers and facilitators who create Open Space events. We include the leaders who will bring open space principles into business and community.

This workshop is a place for you to deeply develop the art of "holding space". Holding space is easier than it looks, and harder than you imagined. You'll learn how to create the conditions for open space to thrive.

expand your open space practices

You'll learn about opening space with your sponsors and conveners. You'll practice making invitations that matter, You'll delve into preparing inclusive spaces.

Design your own workshop experience with your learning cohort to focus on your specific challenges. As your guides we'll share our own experience when it's appropriate.

Together we'll explore the subtle ways leaders close down a space, and you'll expand your ways to open it up.

our invitation

We're inviting you to go deeper in your approach to Open Space Leadership. Please join us and discover the life-changing magic of holding space.


€ 684

save € 100 with an early bird pass

+7.7% VAT
where applicable
(if you live in Switzerland)

discover the life-changing magic of holding space

Open Space Leadership


people are ecstatic

- about our open space leadership workshop -

I've been in Open Spaces that Steve held. Don't be fooled by the ease with which he seems to hold the space - there is a serious craft behind the apparent simplicity, a kind of craft that in my opinion creates facilitation magic.

- kirsten clacey

community leader  / agile coach / author
the remote facilitator's pocket guide
(south africa)

I facilitated my first Open Space Event last week and it went really well. Several people said that they’ve been at other barcamps but this was different in a positive way… You opened a whole new world to me… I’m happy and confident.

- dina sierralta

facilitator and change agent

This live virtual course is an opportunity for deep learning about open space technology. ... This course was wonderful preparation for both a 100-person 1-day open space and a 50-person 3-day open space I facilitated later.

- mark kilby

agile coach / community leader / author
from chaos to successful distributed agile teams: collaborate to deliver



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discover the life-changing magic of holding space

Open Space Leadership


our story

We've found the life-changing magic of holding space. We relish it, and we strive to keep it at the center of the work we do. It's why we nurture and and hold powerful spaces with our communities around the world. It drives us to offer online meetups for change agents world-wide. Since we wish we could meet over a drink, we call our meetups Coaching Cocktails.

We were chatting one day after a Coaching Cocktails meetup. At the same time, we both realised what we'd been doing with the coaching meetups. We'd been holding space. No more. No less.

It's what we do as leaders in our work.

We've known that Open Space almost always "works". But in the last several years we've seen many Open Spaces that were just merely "working." But, we didn't experience the powerful creativity, and we didn't feel that spark of passion that comes from knowing that whoever came was the the right people. .

What were we missing?

You can read  our individual stories below.

Famous Harold Custard
last update 9 december 2019
updated 9dec19
top photo (@dasjo) josef dabernig, zurich 2018
top photo @dasjo

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