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Open Space Technology - A Genuine Contact Workshop

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Open Space Technology


Learn how to facilitate Open Space meetings in-person and online!

In this live, online, experiential workshop you will learn how to facilitate the powerful, engaging Open Space meeting method.

Open Space Technology (OST) is a transformative meeting process that helps organizations or communities self-organize to solve complex problems or take advantage of emerging opportunities. This simple, efficient and effective process creates an open, collaborative environment for breakthroughs in innovation, problem solving, creativity, and productivity. An Open Space meeting taps into the passion, wisdom and knowledge of people and teams like no other group process can. It can be used in groups from 5 to 1000+ participants.

In this experiential Open Space Technology training you will...

  • Learn how to facilitate Open Space Technology method in both the in-person and online environments.
  • Gain knowledge to support your clients in making the best decision about why, when and how to use Open Space Technology to accomplish their goals
  • Develop knowledge on how to create a clear meeting theme with your clients that will engage participants and invite them to take personal responsibility to achieve the desired results.
  • Learn simple frameworks and processes to prepare your client for an Open Space meeting that has the right theme, with the right constraints ("givens"), for the right length of time and with the right people involved.
  • Learn how to work with your clients following the Open Space Technology meeting to ensure that the organization is able to reap maximum benefit and take appropriate action as a result of the meeting.
  • Explore what it means to 'hold space' as a facilitator and what you need to develop within yourself to effectively facilitate Open Space meetings.
  • Receive tools, templates, processes, tips and knowledge for facilitating Open Space Technology in an online environment.
  • Experience a short, live, virtual Open Space meeting; complete with agenda creation, multiple breakout video rooms and dynamic report creation.



Genuine Contact Program 

This Open Space Technology Training is the Advanced Module Workshop I of the Genuine Contact™ Program. Upon successful completion of this "Working with Open Space Technology" workshop, participants will receive international certification for this module of the program and be invited to join facilitators world-wide for ongoing mentoring, community and additional training.

Who should attend this Open Space Training?

Knowing how to facilitate Open Space Technology is essential if you are a...

  • Organizational transformation or development consultant
  • Facilitator or specialist in community building, engagement and participation
  • Trainer or educator needing a powerful mentoring or learning integration process
  • Open Space Facilitator that wants to learn how to do Open Space Online
  • Leader of a social movement wanting to actively energize and engage members
  • Project or Program manager needing to coordinate cross functional teams to solve a complex problem
  • Conference or event coordinator looking to generate a more collaborative experience for participants
  • Change leader wanting to develop your organizational capacity to easily navigate and thrive with change
  • Online meeting facilitator that wants to engage larger groups in online collaboration

Bottom line: In this age of disruptive and accelerating change, taking this Open Space training will give you a powerful tool to rapidly energize organizations, build trust, expand collaboration and open up the wisdom of your teams to achieve better, more sustainable results.


Leaders Inspiring Change


Course Learning Environment
Live Online Interactive Sessions
Guided Study in the Learning Centre
Facilitating for the Whole Person
An Experience of Open Space Online
More about Open Space
Where can Open Space be used?
Open Space has Principles
Open Space has 1 Law
Open Space has a 'Marketplace'

Imagine Online Open Space Technology Facilitation

It is only with recent technological advances such as high performing live video, whiteboards and multiple online breakout rooms, that facilitating an effective Open Space meeting in the online environment has become possible.  If you have the need, the knowhow and the desire, engaging people around the world using Open Space Technology is a game-changer for organizations.

In this Open Space training, you will learn how to facilitate Open Space Technology for virtual communities and organizations. Below is an example video of an "Opening" which explains the process principles, law, bumblebees, butterflies and agenda creation for an online conference.



Imagine Open Space Online...

  • The energy is high.
  • You have a hundred people from around the world gathered together in an online space.
  • They have the capability to see and talk with each other as if they are sitting together in a physical circle
  • They are gathered for a specific purpose - to solve a complex problem, develop and expand an idea or  engage  in  mentoring each other
  • They start with no agenda, but after a short introduction, they self organize and collaboratively build the perfect agenda with diverse topics for breakout work
  • They break off into multiple, simultaneous virtual spaces, each with a topic leader and then after that meeting is complete, they self-select the next breakout to go to in the next breakout time.
  • Each person has the opportunity to attend any session, speak and contribute
  • All breakout discussions are recorded by someone taking notes  on the highlights of the meeting and the decisions and actions to be taken with the topic.  The video can be recorded too.
  • After the breakout  sessions are complete, participants gather back in the main space to share their experiences, what they learned and make more decisions.
  • At the close of the meeting the energy is higher than in the beginning. The energy is palpable.

Imagine... No speeches. No Presentations. Just people actively engaged with each other co-creating solutions from their energy and passion. It just works!

This is not an imaginary meeting. This is being done now and it is a game-changer for wide-spread organizations  wanting to effectively connect the wisdom of their organization  - without the expense of travel.

You will learn how to do this in this Open Space Technology Training!

Open Space Technology Training

Meet the Facilitators


J. Richard Schultz

Richard Schultz likes to play on the leading edge of personal and organizational transformation, facilitating with processes that not only work, but shift people and cultures to new paradigms of thinking.

As an expert in shifting the limiting subconscious patterns that hold individuals and organizations back from reaching their goals, Richard has traveled internationally training hundreds of people in accelerating their life and work success by changing their minds.

Richard’s strengths are imbedded in the practice of facilitating the whole system. He actively engages his clients in discovering where change needs to occur and empowering the leadership to make their shift in the most efficient and effective manner. Richard works extensively in whole system processes such as “Open Space Technology”. His constant desire is to transfer to the client the necessary skills, confidence and capacity to lead whole system change with a minimum of outside support. Richard also specializes online collaborative meeting facilitation and has a comprehensive understanding of both the technical challenges and proven methods to effectively engage people in this environment.

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