Open Space Technology Learning Workshop
7-8 July 2012, Taipei
Discover an approach to holding meetings that
enhances communication, generates innovation, builds strategy
and resolves conflict in organizations and communities.
迎接可能性 Opening to Exciting Possibilities
Open Space Technology (OST) is a powerful approach for engaging people. As a method for conducting any kind of meeting, it is used around the world by thousands of organizations, from transnational corporations to government agencies, NGOs and community associations.
Innovation is often hampered by control and by structures that inhibit rapid and creative responses at the place where implementation and change happen. OST triggers individual enthusiasm and responsibility. It draws upon people’s inherent creativity to develop real and practical approaches that maximize communication, synergy and productivity. OST can help organizations become flexible and interactive.
訓練與實作的工作坊 Training and Practice Workshop
This two-day Learning Workshop is designed primarily for those who have experienced the benefits of an open space approach to meetings and gatherings, and intend to use it in their own organizations and communities. In these 2 days, you will:
- Experience a short Open Space Technology event
- Ground the core principles in your own life
- Learn when OST is an appropriate method to use – and when it is not
- Explore how to work with and prepare sponsors
- Learn the role of the facilitator
- Begin the work of focusing the theme, setting priorities and action planning for an event you intend to implement
- You will have the opportunity to practice facilitating the opening of space yourself.
Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of OST, their own specific plans to apply it, and local colleagues to provide on-going support and encouragement. The days will be full, the spirit high, the learning fast and your applications can be immediate. The workshop will be conducted in Chinese and English.
誰適合來上課 Who Can Benefit
Leaders, managers, facilitators, educators, consultants – anyone working with complex issues, requiring the cooperation of diverse stakeholders, where conflict is quite possible if not already present, and where there is an urgent need for effective action. It is also for anyone who is looking for a way to get beyond business as usual, for better and faster results on their most important issues and opportunities.
關於開放空間科技 About Open Space Technology
In OST meetings and events, participants create and manage their own agenda of parallel working sessions around a central theme that for them is of real and urgent importance. This might be as visionary as “Beyond the merger - creating the environment and culture for our future”, or as practical as “What can we do to achieve our annual goals in the midst of economic instability?” With groups of 5 or 500 – together for 3 days or in weekly staff meetings – the common result is a powerful connecting of people, sharing what is happening in the organization, and strengthening of trust and a common vision.
Since it’s creation 25 years ago, OST has enabled people in diverse situations to experience inspired meetings and events that lead to achievement. OST is:
Flexible – fits any kind or size of organization, community, world view, issue or need
Fast – produces immediate results
Appropriate – is designed and directed by the participants themselves
Transparent – can move beyond conflict, skepticism, distrust, hidden agendas, diversity and seemingly irreconcilable positions
Comments after the training
“I learned that it’s OK to release control and experience chaos with the group. Order - a new order - will re-emerge which allows us to reach new heights.” – Linda Cooper, Advisor, Strategic / Scientific Partnerships,
Environment Canada, New-Brunswick, Canada
“In 25 years, I have never seen training with such comprehensive supporting documentation. I can apply the method right away.” Bernard Bie
“Open Space is much more powerful than I thought. It becomes a philosophy of life.” François Juneau, Fédération des Caisses Desjardins, Québec
“Open Space has a philosophy that is close to and compliments coaching: same path to autonomy.” Vincent Mignote
“This workshop is very well constructed; it allows us to experience Open Space and to learn in real time. I really experienced and perceived two essential dimensions of OST: self-organization and emergence of
leadership.” Jean-Maurice Vergnaud, Consultant, France
Further information in Chinese and English on Open Space Technology is available at:
Open Space Technology--A User’s Guide, by Harrison Owen (Chinese version) NT320http://www.open-quest.com/english/publication/detail.asp?BookId=B200704180001
如何報名 How to register
欲報名者，請填好下列表格，email給蔡淑芳 firstname.lastname@example.org 或Gail West, email@example.com
For further information contact Tsai Shu-Fang, firstname.lastname@example.org or Gail West, email@example.com. For registration, send the following form by fax or email.
Cost：NT$ 5,000 (includes materials and lunch)
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