Hi! I've done many sets of micro-OSes at conferences. We've done as many as
6 OSes in a day with a format like this:
- 10-15 minutes opening
- 2x20 minutes session time slots
- short closing
On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 09:03 Harrison Owen via OSList <
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> Sounds great. The guy I would  be talking to is Kai Degner
> kai.deg...@gmail.com  -- He was the mayor of Harrisonburg VA (80K?) and
> did multiple community OS’s on a whole range of community issues (including
> education, I believe). There is s bunch of video around, but I can’t
> remember where. Kai is currently the Democratic candidate for Congress –so
> he is a tad busy at the moment.
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> *From:* OSList [mailto:oslist-boun...@lists.openspacetech.org] *On Behalf
> Of *Thomas Herrmann via OSList
> *Sent:* Friday, September 16, 2016 3:36 AM
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> *Subject:* [OSList] Time challenge - multiple short OSTs? (x-posted
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> Dear friends in Open Space
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> I write to share about an exciting project and to ask to have
> feedback/ideas/experiences assisting me to refine/decide on the design I am
> working on.
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> The project is in a neighbouring town of about 35 000 inhabitants. They
> are inviting everyone living there to explore ways to contribute to enhance
> the learning amongst children/youth complementing/supporting what is
> happening in the school. The top politician in the town, responsible for
> education/schools is my sponsor. During the spring I had a couple of
> meetings with the top politicians and managers for the school system. Then
> we widened the circles and had some meetings with other interest parties ,
> to invite more engagement for this idea.
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> We have a plan that includes follow up, to support what is emerging,
> decide on next steps and make sure there is report back to what is
> happening and not.
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> A couple of  days ago we had our “final” planning meeting getting the
> theme etc. Still working on wording but something like “For the future of
> our children. How do we create conditions for enhanced learning for pupils
> in our community?” Of practical reasons evenings are considered the best
> options. Parents, pupils, teachers, business people, public workers etc etc
> are all busy daytime and weekends are not considered a good option.
> “Everyone” will be invited but it’s hard to say how many will come to each
> meeting. I guess between 10-200 J
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> Now the plan is to have three 3-hour meetings in three different parts of
> the small community. I have suggested a fourth meeting where all are
> invited for convergence/action planning. There are of course several
> challenges. I am not even sure I will suggest we use OST even though I’d
> love to. I think a 3-hour meeting is the bare minimum for the simplest form
> of an OST meeting. On the other hand I see possibilities for this to be
> looked at like an OST meeting consisting of three occasions á 3 hours +
> convergence in a fourth meeting for another 3 hours… That looks better, ey?
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> There are some opportunities with this:
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> 1.       More time for the divergent process before converging.
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> 2.       People can choose to join several meetings, deepening their
> thinking
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> 3.       People can get access to more ideas/material from the 3 meetings.
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> 4.       There can be continued conversations online in between meetings
> and approaching meeting nbr 4.
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> 5.       There will be opportunities for people to create joint projects
> over “boundaries” in the community (meeting nbr 4 and online)
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> There are several challenges with this too.
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> 1.       There will be different people in all of the meetings
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> a.       There needs to be a proper opening each time
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> 2.       3 hours is very short. My plan: Opening/agenda 45 mts. Session 1
> (45 mts). Session 2 (45 mts). Individual reflection/personal commitment (15
> mts). Closing 30 mts.
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> a.       For the actionplanning meeting (meeting nbr 4) I will probably
> use re-opening, after a brief opening and reading reports/reflecting. A
> couple of action planning sessions, 1 minute reportback/group and then
> closing.
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> 3.       How to bind everything together to one whole
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> So far I lean towards this plan but I would love to hear to your ideas,
> thoughts, experiences and/or suggestions!
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> All the best
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> Thomas Herrmann
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