Open Space Workshop

Open Space is the primary tool for encouraging change in organizations. Through the use of Open Space, you can invite everyone into the game of culture. The Open Space meeting format uses the power of invitation to develop and transform your organization.

This 1-day workshop provides everything you need to plan, arrange and implement great Open Space events in your own organization. The course is taught by Daniel Mezick, the originator of the OpenSpace Agility method and framework. Daniel has facilitated or arranged over 30 Open Space events throughout the world since 2009.

 

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 Upon completion of this course, you can:

  • Prepare executive sponsors for Open Space;
  • Competently facilitate an Open Space event;
  • Explain to others the concepts and facilities of effective Open Space meetings

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Who should attend:

  • Managers
  • Directors
  • Executives
  • Logistics/Administration Staff
  • Team Leads
  • Team Members
  • Facilitators and/or Scrum Masters
  • Coaches and consultants

 

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

DanMezick_CC_2-281x300DANIEL MEZICK is an author, executive and Agile coach,and  keynote speaker. He is the formulator of OpenSpace Agility, a technique for creating rapid and lasting enterprise agility. He’s arranged or directly facilitated over 40 Open Space events since 2009. Many of those gatherings had over 250 people attending, with some as many as 400. He is co-author of the forthcoming book THE OPEN SPACE AGILITY HANDBOOK which is planned for publication on Amazon or or around October 1 2015.

He is the author of THE CULTURE GAME, a book describing sixteen patterns of group behavior that help make any team smarter. The book is based on five years of experience coaching 119 Agile teams across 25 different organizations. Daniel’s client list includes CapitalOne, INTUIT, Zappos Insights, CIGNA, SEIMENS Healthcare, Harvard University and many smaller enterprises. Learn more and contact Daniel at www.DanielMezick.com.

 

 

Course Agenda and Outline:

Part One: STORIES FROM OPEN SPACE

  • Testimonial videos
  • Answering the question: why Open Space?
  • Stories from Open Space: Group Exercise

Part Two: PREPARATION FOR OPEN SPACE

  • The role of the Sponsor (or Host)
  • The role of the Facilitator
  • The Open Space themeTheme & Invitation
  • The Psychology of Open Space
  • The authority of the Sponsor
  • The authority of the Facilitator
  • Preparing for Open Space: Group Exercise
  • Preparing for Open Space: Stories from inside organizations

Part Three: DELIVERING OPEN SPACE

  • Materials and layout: Bulletin Board, Marketplace, Newsroom
  • Logistics, and the Physical Space
  • The Sponsor commitments
  • Delivery of the Meeting
  • The Facilitator Holding Space – what does it mean?
  • Proceedings gathering- the NewsRoom
  • Summary Guidance for Sponsors and Facilitators
  • Delivering Open Space: Group Exercise
  • Delivering Open Space: Stories from inside organizations

Part Four: INSPECTING RESULTS & MOVING TO ACTION

  • Publishing the Proceedings
  • Leadership signaling after the meeting
  • Inspecting the Proceedings with Formal Leaders
  • Informal and Emergent Leaders after the meeting
  • What happens next?

Part Five: ADVANCED TOPICS

  • How to handle executive sponsors who are not ready
  • Open Space Facilitation as a Fine Art
  • Observing the Organization
  • Open Space as an Authority Game
  • Open Space as Signal Event
  • “One Less Thing”, Explored
  • Formal “Open Space” vs informal “open space”
  • Invitation as the primary tool of progress
  • Passion and Responsibility deconstructed
  • Advanced Topics: Group Exercise

Part Six: AN OPEN SPACE TOOLKIT

  • Invitation and Design for the Theme Crafting Meeting
  • Sample Invitations
  • Talking Points from the consultant to the executives
  • Talking points from the Sponsor to the Invitees
  • Checklist- for the consultant
  • Materials list (detailed to manufacturer name)
  • Open Space Proceedings Template
  • Do’s and Dont’s for Facilitators
  • Book: The OpenSpace Agility Handbook
  • Open Space Tools: Group Exercise
  • Resources around the Web
  • Summary and Workshop Closing Circle

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