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Open Space Technology—Notes to Conveners

Open Space Technology
Notes to Conveners

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As a convener, you will be acting as a facilitator as well as a participant in the discussion. Your task as a facilitator is to help the group.

1. Ask all persons in the group to sign attached “sign in” sheet.

2. Conduct self-introductions—What drew you to this group?

3. Facilitate discussion and develop recommendations.

4. Complete the proceedings report form and deliver to Open Space Facilitators at the end of the session. This form will be duplicated and distributed to all in attendance.

5. As a convener, you can delegate the completion of the report form to a willing participant.

Components of the REPORT describing the group discussion:

1. List the names of all persons in the group and your name as convener.

2. State the issue—Re-state the original topic.

3. Facilitate discussion.

4. List recommendations, resources, and follow-up requests.

Remember the Four Principles

  • The right people are whoever come.
  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could have happened.
  • Whenever it starts is the right time.
  • When it is over, it is over.

Sign-in Sheet

Open Space Technology Session

Topic:

Convener:

Participants:

Name

E-mail Address

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Proceedings Report Form

Open Space Technology Session

CONVENER:


TOPIC/ISSUE:


SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION:


RECOMMENDATIONS:


RESOURCES:


REQUESTS