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Open Space Learning Workshop

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Open Space Learning Workshop

Time: December 9, 2009 at 6pm to December 11, 2009 at 6pm
Location: San Francisco, California USA - the Mission District
City/Town: San Francisco
Event Type: training, learning, workshop
Organized By: Lisa Heft
Latest Activity: Nov 5, 2009

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Hello, dear colleagues - I invite you to join me for this learning experience - and thanks in advance for sharing the word - through email, tweets, other social networks, or face-to-face over a good beverage with your friends, clients and colleagues. I look forward to seeing some of you there - Lisa

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Join us - register now - for the
Open Space Learning Workshop
For people of all levels of experience

December 9-11, 2009

San Francisco, California USA

Facilitated by Lisa Heft
Fellow, Columbia University's Center for International Conflict Resolution
Adjunct Faculty, Sonoma State University Organization Development Program
President, Open Space Institute US

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Open Space is a dialogic method where one facilitator can convene from ten to 2000+ participants for dynamic, participant-driven dialogue. OS can be used for bringing together an entire company to highlight emergent issues and opportunities before strategic planning, generating ideas for product or program design, sharing resources and best practices, understanding each other across cultures, sharing knowledge across disciplines, conflict transformation, exchanging thought and experience about complex situations and engaging groups from small to large in seeing a full-systems perspective for their opportunities or issues. The facilitator's role in OS is very different than for other dialogic methods - participants facilitate their own discussions, documentation and noting of linkages and common threads.

Join me for 2.5 days of mutual exploration as we share learning in and about Open Space. Together you will discuss and create a theme for an Open Space meeting, explore the issues and opportunities in your own work, reflect on how behavior change theory can inform our roles as facilitators, experience an Open Space, and really delve into all those elements of pre-work that are essential to the success of an Open Space event.

Everything from developing a theme to exploring invitation and outreach, design, planning, materials, variations, adaptations for cultural differences (for example in a non-readers environment or in a situation with rich power dynamics), how the site, food and other elements impact or enhance an event, how to include action planning as needed, 'what-ifs', 'when not to's', documentation and more.

Pricing - as always - is flexible - custom tailored to what you as an individual can contribute and afford.

For more information on content, schedule and pricing overview and to register,
Contact me directly at

I look forward to learning with and from you,


Lisa Heft
Consultant, Facilitator, Educator
Opening Space

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