Learn the concepts and facilities of the OpenSpace Agility framework such that the student can assess the approach and begin using it to achieve rapid & lasting change in their organization.
This is a course on creating rapid and lasting change across multiple teams using the OpenSpace Agility technique as described in THE OPENSPACE AGILITY HANDBOOK. Each student receives a copy of the handbook. The class includes ten experiential exercises, books from the instructor, and 30 days of support by email after the class.
By attending and successfully completing an OSA Workshop you earn the OSA certificate of completion. Learn more about the certificate here.
Who Should Attend
Facilitators, consultants and coaches who assist with process and culture change in organizations will get the most from this workshop.
You do not need to be implementing “Agile software development” to get the most from this class.
On the contrary: The OpenSpace Agility template with before/after Open Space events is applicable in ANY organization considering ANY kind of process or culture-change initiative.
The following kinds of students gain the most from attendance:
Executives and business leaders Managers of departments and teams Coaches, consultants and facilitators Organizational Development Professionals
DAY ONE: OPEN SPACE INTERNALS:
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 Theme & 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 Don’ts for Facilitators
- Book: The OpenSpace Agility Handbook
- Open Space Tools: Group Exercise
- Resources around the Web
- Summary and Workshop Closing Circle
Course Leader: Daniel Mezick
DANIEL MEZICK is an author, executive and Agile coach, and a keynote speaker. He is the formulator of OpenSpace Agility.
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, THE HARTFORD, CIGNA, SIEMENS Healthcare, Harvard University, and many smaller enterprises.
Daniel is based in Guilford, CT.
Learn more and contact Daniel at www.DanielMezick.com.
Course Leader: Stuart Turner
Hi, I’m Stuart Turner and I provide consulting, coaching and training to individuals, teams and organisations wanting to learn and improve. I’ve been authoring and nurturing software for 25 years on products for low-latency financial investment trading, financial modelling, operational risk and 3D computer aided modelling.
I’ve worked with and within startups, Global 100 companies and a variety of organisations between those extremes. I’ve also been an independent consultant and developer, running two small companies in the UK before moving to Singapore in 2011.
I’m a proponent of XP practices and have been since I encountered Kent Beck’s book on them in 2002. More than a decade later, and with the experience of working in and helping transform many teams and organisations, I continue to learn how to learn and to help others learn how to achieve their own goals.
I’ve been interested in understanding how people, teams and organisations work and how they fit in with the rest of society for as long as I can remember. My journey to discover deeper and more fulfilling answers continues. I’m a continual learner and experimenter. One of the things I like about being a Scrum Alliance Certified Trainer is the freedom to improve my courses based on student feedback as well as sharing of experiences with other trainers.
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