To begin e ga ering: Facilitator explains: e eme, e simple process e group will follow to organize and create a record, where to put ings up and find out what is happening, e Law of Two Feet, and e Principles of Open Space. en, facilitator invites people to silently meditate on what has heart and meaning for each of em. 5. 05, 2008 · In ation / ust 5, 2008 Open Space Technology (or me odology) is a self-organising me od at can be used to run meetings for a diverse public in order to address complex topics. My experience in OS is very limited, at is why I rely a lot on picking e brains of ose who do is type of facilitation for a living. e Open Space facilitation format is designed for self-organization, inclusivity, and emergent agendas. One major characteristic of is approach is at a session starts wi out an agenda, but e process is designed to ensure at e issues at are most important to e people involved will surface and become part of e agenda. Open Space as an Effective Meeting Process 2 Comments / Uncategorized / By Brian d Talk to most people and ey would agree wi you at more time is lost annually in poorly run meetings an in strikes, downtime, travel, injuries, illness or any o er causes at you can care to ink of. Some Comprehensive Facilitator Guidance [ e Harrison Owen Library] – pdf and/or html versions of Harrison’s books and papers, including e original of his A User’s Guide to Open Space Technology. [Michael Herman’s Practice Notes] and [Inviting Leadership Guide]- collection of resources including a checklist, a template for writing invitations, a script for opening space, facilitator. e 28 Annual World Open Space on Open Space practice conference will happen in Berlin, Germany, on ober 29-31, (or be 2021). for details! e goal of an Open Space Technology meeting is to create time and space for people to engage deeply and creatively around issues of concern to em. e agenda is set by people wi e power and desire to see it rough, and typically, Open Space meetings result in transformative experiences for e individuals and groups involved. 21, 2008 · Open Space is a powerful tool for engaging large groups of people in discussions to explore particular questions or issues. It can be used wi groups from any ing between and 1,000 people. Open Space has Four Rules and One Law (e Law of Two Feet). e Four Rules state: Whoever come are e right people. Online Conference Facilitation Elevate your conferences to a new level of engagement wi Open Space Online. Most online conferences stream one or more speakers to an online audience. is is . one you might find it useful to have someone wi prior experience of running Open Space to facilitate it, but once you have a successful Open Space under your belt, you’ll vel at how simple it is! You will find a really good short film about running Open Space, based around e one we ran at e Inural Meeting of e Transition Network. e power in an Open Space Technology meeting comes from e participants self organizing and generating e appropriate process for eir groups. Each ing e facilitator does for e group is one less ing at e group cannot do for emselves. Inviting people to experience at freedom and take responsibility for emselves supports e true empowerment at arises in an Open Space . Open Space Technology (OS) is a simple and powerful approach to meetings, consultations, conferences, or unconferences and to ongoing leadership at creates e conditions for en usiastic performance, creativity, collaboration and personal commitment. Participants create e agenda. An open space meeting begins wi a short introduction by e facilitator. Here, e purpose is outlined and e principles of OST are explained. e facilitator should also outline e 3 principles and one law of open space technology, which are as follows: 1. 19, · Open Space – often called Barcamp or a non-conference – is participant driven and less organizer-convener-driven. Participants would ide about e conference agenda emselves and are also free to join or leave every conference session, depending on what interests em most. ere is not a better me od. I’ve been facilitating groups all of my adult life. Meeting facilitation is my life. I’ve been writing a book on e subject. Experiencing Open Space is causing me problems. I have had to rewrite every single chapter in my book. Open Space is forcing me to re ink my assumptions and practices. Wi Open Space, ere are not ideas at remain hidden or unspoken. Every ing emerges. 24, · Remember at choosing e right workshop me odology and process is as vital in an online space as in a live setting. You might consider employing a remote design sprint or open space style format. Design your workshop wi your purpose, team and e restraints and benefits of remote working in mind for e best results. e Open Space Facilitator is formally au orized by e Open Space Sponsor to facilitate and administer e event. Ideally e facilitator should have no o er au ority whatsoever wi in e organization. In turn e Facilitator formally au orizes e Open Space Participants to identify, discuss, and solve issues related to e eme. 17, · Open Space Causes Participants to Take Responsibility Facilitating structured meetings is a lot of work. As facilitator, I put a lot of energy into prep. hours or days in most cases. e act of Au or: Alex Pukinskis. ere was one facilitator for e total event. Stated in bald terms, ese claims for e April meeting sound extreme, if not outrageous. For e conventional wisdom says, and everybody knows, at creating a meeting of such size, complexity, and potential for conflict takes mon s of preparation and an army of planners and facilitators. Open Space Technology (OST) is an event format used in meetings of 5 to 2,000 people, invented by Harrison Owen in 1985. Participants create e agenda for emselves and facilitators lead and record e resulting discussions. 20, · Open Space World Map OS has been used in more an 120 countries. Here’s e picture and some information on practitioners around e world. Open Space Videos. Of e many videos available, ese are my favorites. Open Space Technology: Facilitation of a complex business issue Mostly visual, it makes e process clear. (1:57) Art of Hosting. Working repeatedly wi Open Space Technology has e capacity to transform organizations. Developed in e mid-eighties by Harrison Owen, a leading organizational culture and transformation expert, is powerful and surprising meeting me odology is now used around e world as an effective process for facilitating change in bo. Open Space Technology is a dynamic, self-organizing process led by a facilitator e venue for e Open Space Technology meeting is a large conference room wi several break-out rooms or areas adjacent. When people arrive for e meeting, ey initially come to large space which is . As facilitators we can play wi open space but also need to be ae we can accidentally close it. In 3s if my topic gets negative non verbal feedback etc. I can sympa ize and experience e anxiety for myself and e group so I have played wi multiple starting gambit but it usually outweighed by e opportunity really open space represents. Facilitated event models in use at Public Lab. Collaboratively setting agendas via Open Space Technology: Precursor to e contemporary (and less interesting) unconference, is structure has been around since e '80s and allows a group to set its own agenda for its time toge er in order to make progress on difficult issues.Used in Public Lab Barnraisings. Open Space can be used wi o er more traditional group meeting techniques. Variations. Open Space is ideal for planning any large events such as conferences wi out e need for facilitation or a planning committee. Here is one way to plan a two day work conference: All participants sit in a circle. Open Space technology, World Cåfe, Appreciative Inquiry, Outdoor and indoor experiences, In ation Games, Improv, cooking, arts & crafts, and many more. Co-design Meeting e Facilitator/Guide will present e designed agenda to you and toge er we will refine it and any any relevant aspect of e meeting. In e most common form of Open Space meeting, every issue of any importance, to any person willing to take some responsibility for it, gets posted on e community bulletin board, sometimes called e ketplace wall. As work on ose issues progresses, notes and o er products get posted as well. is page is a bit like at. In 2.5 – 3 day Open Space events, ere is additional time for reflection, coordination, and to start implementation. e role of e Faciltator in Open Space. Fully present, totally invisable An experienced Open Space-facilitator is essential. Prior to e event, e facilitatir Een ervaren Open Space-begeleider is van groot belang. Links wor making Open Space mailing list: Open Space World: Harrison Owen’s site: e Open Space World Map: – a fine place to list yourself if you are involved in using/spreading Open Spa. Ideally, once e workshop has started, e general facilitator is nei er seen nor heard . As a self-organizing event, participants need space and e facilitator’s role is to keep is space open. He or she needs to ensure at participants can engage in a safe and open way to take full advantage of eir creative and problem solving. Agile NYC and Incrementor are offering an Open Space Conference wi Keynote on ursday 3/5/ at AMA in New York City. e eme of e Open Space Conference will be Transforming Agile Transformations - How to Create Hyper-Effective Agile Companies . . 17, · Open Space Meetings are usually a great way to bring about change processes. ere are specific rules for Open Space Meetings which we have adapted for is purpose: Dialogue mapping is a me od for facilitation at involves e creation of dynamic maps using a computer. A dialogue map is e resulting canvas from listening to conversation. e facilitator has extra responsibility for making sure at e meeting is a safe space. If one participant says or does ings at are offensive or hurtful, it is important at is is challenged - even if you don’t ink e comment applies to anyone in e room. Due to a current high demand for any ing done remotely, here’s a shareable resource (a.k.a. knowledge asset) on facilitating Open Space events using Zoom Meetings Nenad Maljković FollowAu or: Nenad Maljković. How is it possible to accomplish an Open Space Technology (OST) meeting on e web, working only wi text and limited visual aids rough a desktop browser? at is e aim of Open Space-Online, and by many accounts it does e task effectively.Given e structure of an OST meeting, it would seem difficult to translate is system to an online experience. e results of Open Space meetings can be planned and implemented faster an any o er form of so-called large group interventions . e Open Space approach achieves more results in days and weeks an o er intervention techniques do in mon s and years. 24, · Open Space is a meeting format at sets up multiple simultaneous discussions on whatever topics you have interest and energy. You suggest e topics for multiple breakout discussions, en you participate and discuss ose topics wi o ers at share your interest. is isn't a workshop or a class! 12, 20 · Many meetings and examples have been recorded at Openspaceworld.org. Hosting a small Open Space meeting is fairly straightford, but requires an amount of letting go on e part of e organizer, who must recognize at e participants will develop a richer approach and solution to e challenge at hand. Number of Players: 5–2,000. For meetings, ink about which roles you will need in e meeting, for example: a facilitator, time-keeper, minute taker. For teams, consider at e facilitator does not have to be e boss. Open space session scheduling at an unconference An unconference is a participant-driven meeting. e term unconference has been applied, or self-applied, to a wide range of ga erings at try to avoid hierarchical aspects of a conventional conference, such as . Facilitation of meetings, workshops and o er types of processes does Facilitation is about how not require ten years of experience, but it requires for you to have a good knowledge of e art of facilitation and be able to put it into practice. In is article, we will describe e facilitator’s role and provide specific. Typical outputs from an Open Space meeting, in e form of a written report generated by e end of e session, can include ideas, insights, related issues consolidated, priorities identified, proposals, initial action plans laid out, and en usiastic task groups created from amongst e participants.