Who: DANIEL MEZICK
OPENING SPACE FOR INNOVATION
Organizations often get stuck in rut. Open Space Technology is a meeting format for getting ‘unstuck’ and moving again. Is your organization facing an issue with high potential for conflict? An issue of concern to lots of people? With a time frame for action of “yesterday?”. If so, the Open Space meeting format is for you. Open Space has emerged as THE primary tool for getting your org out of a rut, and getting “from here to there” by leveraging the amazing dynamics of self-organization
Attend this session to learn the basics of arranging and Open Space event, with pointers to books, web pages and courses you can take to go deeper. You will learn:
- How to determine if an Open Space event is right for your situation
- Self-organization: What is it? Why Do I Care? How can your org GET SOME?
- The elements: the Theme, the Invitation. Allowing adequate time for the invite. The proceedings
- Preparation for leaders: what leaders are committing to
- 1 Law, 5 Principles, The Sponsor, Facilitator, Initiators, and more
Some Background Info on Open Space:
Pictures of Open Space Meetings: (link)
The Brief User’s Guide: (link)
About DANIEL MEZICK
DANIEL MEZICK is a management consultant, author and keynote speaker. He is the formulator of Open Agile Adoption, a technique for creating rapid and lasting enterprise agility, based on Open Space. 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 Zappos Insights, CIGNA, SEIMENS Healthcare, INTUIT and many smaller enterprises. Learn more and contact Daniel at www.DanielMezick.com.
6:00PM Agile Intro & QA
6:30PM Food, bevs and socializing-type behaviors
6:50PM MAIN EVENT
ONE BROADWAY, CAMBRIDGE MA
Our meeting is part of a larger event called VENTURE CAFE. You will be oriented to the correct room when you arrive.