Open Space Technology is a powerful tool to work with complexity, diversity, urgency or conflict.
I highly recommend this training as an approach for leadership development, too!
Open Space Technology (OST) is a meeting methodology that harnesses the collective
wisdom of the group, team or organization to address concrete business issues, find answers to complex problems, and nurture leadership in times of change. Using the potential of the whole group, whether 5 or 500+ people, OST has the capacity to bring together (large) groups of people around topics that are deeply important to them and thus prone to misunderstanding. OST has proven long term effects in problem solving among groups and improving how people work together. Working repeatedly with Open Space Technology has the capacity to transform organizations.
Developed in the mid-eighties by Harrison Owen, a leading organizational culture and
transformation expert, this powerful and surprising meeting methodology is now used around the world as an effective process for facilitating change in both organizational and community settings.
This training is designed to provide you with the skills, tools and attitudes for working successfully with OST, using the perspective of the Genuine Contact™ approach, focusing on creating a strong container for preparation and follow-up, in addition to the meeting itself.
This workshop is part of the Advanced Facilitation Skills series of the Genuine Contact™ Program.