Open Space Technology (OST) is an approach to purpose-driven leadership, including a way for hosting meetings, conferences, corporate-style retreats, symposiums, and community summit events, focused on a specific and important purpose or task — but beginning without any formal agenda, beyond the overall purpose or theme. Self-organization Seen by proponents as especially scalable and adaptable, the OST event format has been used in meetings of 5 to 2,100 people (in self-discovery work for smaller groups or even individuals). a broad, open invitation which articulates the purpose of the meeting;participants' chairs arranged in a circle;a "bulletin board" of issues and opportunities posted by participants;a "marketplace" with many break-out spaces that participants move freely between, learning and contributing as they "shop" for information and ideas;a "breathing" or "pulsation" pattern of flow, between plenary and small-group breakout sessions. Origin and ownership
BarCampParticipants in the first BarCamp simultaneously comment, listen, and follow along on their screens. BarCamp is an international network of user-generated unconferences primarily focused around technology and the web. They are open, participatory workshop-events, the content of which is provided by participants. The format has also been used for a variety of other topics, including public transit, health care, education, and political organizing. History The name BarCamp is a playful allusion to the event's origins, with reference to the programmer slang term, foobar: BarCamp arose as an open-to-the-public alternative to Foo Camp, which is an annual invitation-only participant-driven conference hosted by Tim O'Reilly. The first BarCamp was held in Palo Alto, California, from August 19–21, 2005, in the offices of Socialtext. To mark the first anniversary of BarCamp, BarCampEarth was held in multiple locations worldwide on August 25–27, 2006. Influence See also
inviting faster, easier organization – everywhereFor many, Open Space has been a daring and marvelous exploration of the vastness and the urgency of personal and organizational transformation. For others, it’s just an exceedingly effective, and efficient, meeting methodology. Welcome to a slice of all of that… Join us later this year for Open Space on Open Space world practice conference in Tainan, Taiwan on October 26-28. After thirty years and literally millions of invitations and actions, small meetings and large events, conversations and publications, organizations and adaptations – in more than 140 countries – the Open Space story can get a bit messy. OpenSpaceWorld.ORG doesn’t own or control any of that and couldn’t possibly define, evaluate or curate it all.
Marketplace, Open Space TechnologyWhat is Joomla?Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. What's a content management system (CMS)? A content management system is software that keeps track of every piece of content on your Web site, much like your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. What are some real world examples of what Joomla! Joomla is used all over the world to power Web sites of all shapes and sizes. Who uses Joomla? Here are just a few examples of Web sites that use Joomla: More examples of companies using Joomla can be found in the Joomla Community Site Showcase. I need to build a site for a client. Joomla!
Participatory Learning and ActionAnnouncement on the future of the PLA series The Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) series is 25 years old this year. At this important milestone, IIED is taking stock of PLA to look at its legacy and its future direction. The series will be put on hold, pending this review, after issue no. 66. Independent review of Participatory Learning and Action In the summer of 2013, we contracted independent consultants Mary Myers and Mary Hobley to evaluate PLA and outline possible options for its future. Latest issues PLA 66: Tools for supporting sustainable natural resource management and livelihoods Edited by Holly Ashley, Nicole Kenton & Angela Milligan We are pleased to announce the publication of PLA 66, which includes general articles submitted by readers on participatory approaches to sustainable natural resource management and livelihoods. PLA 65: Biodiversity and culture: exploring community protocols, rights and consent Potato Park, Pisaq, Peru Recent issues See also:
Mapping workshop: Three levels of Socially responsive communication | Memeblog @ Memefestoliver 3 years, 1 month ago In the last blog post we have been discussing some aspects about mapping possibilities of socially responsive communication and the difference between such communications to (social) marketing. Thanks for all the comments, i believe we are getting closer to a start of understanding what needs to be included in the concept of our workshop in a few months. Experimental geography has inspiring aspects, especially the urge to go beyond specific disciplines and through its practice constitute a political discourse that questions the »how« in the perspective of social construction of reality. Not taking this reality for granted it seems to be interested in the very power relations that constitute what they call »space«. Here concepts of culture and society are included- especially the point that society and culture is in a inter-relational relation, meaning we produce and what we produce produces us. This time i am posting about another group that works with maps.
Tip 24: Yamming it up with Yammer | Elearning TipsTwitter + your company – rest of world = Yammer? Previously we wrote about Twitter. Hard to miss Twitter these days, it’s the talk of the town. As you, and probably your mother knows, Twitter is a 140-character microblogging platform. It’s different from an instant message system which lets you talk in real time with one person. With Twitter, you talk in real time to a whole crowd. At Kineo, we’ve started using Yammer. This means you can get ideas bouncing around your organisation quickly, but not overwhelm the email channel. So think about all that information floating around your company or organisation. Micro-tips for Yammer In true Twitter/Yammer style, here are some micro-tips for how you could use it in your team or business: "I’m writing a proposal. Yammer lets you create groups or departments within an organisation, so you can share on a smaller level within the business as well as the entire company. Yammer is free, so the risk is pretty low.
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