Dear Jeroen, oh my....I apologize about mis-remembering your name...I remembered the great conversations and the points that you made. Names are very important. Thank you for speaking up.
I too get back to points I have been at before. I like the image of the spiral, knowing that I sometimes feel like I am going up, and sometimes down. My son David explained the logic tree to me in a simple way. I said to him that I got the point of going up the tree as I worked my way 'upward'. And then I asked what happened when I got to the tips of the branches. He said that I take all of the knowledge and start up the tree again, this time incorporating the knowledge. I like this image as it implies visiting the same branch again, and yet also needing to start at the bottom. Warmly, Birgitt On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 10:03 AM Jeroen Vermeer via OSList < email@example.com> wrote: > Hi Birgitt, > > > > Small correction, my name is Jeroen, not Joergen 😉. And as for things to > come full circle. Isn’t this how life works? In my own personal development > at least, I constantly return to a point I have been before, only to hope I > reached a ‘next level’ in the spiral… 😉 > > > > Thanks once again for your entertaining and informative workshop! > > > > Warm regards, > > Jeroen Vermeer > > > > *Van:* OSList <oslist-boun...@lists.openspacetech.org> *Namens *Birgitt > Williams via OSList > *Verzonden:* dinsdag 3 april 2018 19:13 > *Aan:* OS list <firstname.lastname@example.org> > *CC:* Birgitt Williams <birg...@dalarinternational.com> > *Onderwerp:* [OSList] back full circle about 'planning meeting' > > > > Dear friends and colleagues, > > Some of you joined us for the online workshop about Planning for Highly > Participatory Meetings. I am an advocate of a well done 'planning' meeting > to assist our clients develop clarity about what they are inviting people > to...and thus to provide sufficient information to those being invited to > make an informed choice about whether the meeting is something that they > with to attend. > > > > This method of planning is suitable for conversations with the sponsoring > group for an Open Space Technology meeting, a meeting using Whole Person > Process Facilitation, or other participatory meetings such as World Cafe. > > > > Now, let me get to the part of this story that is about going back full > circle about the planning meeting. A delightful man Joergen from the > Netherlands said, what you are teaching here is not actually about a > planning meeting....it would be better if you called it 'preparing the > ground'. He went on to say that during the meeting the ground was being > prepared with the leaders for a carefully considered meeting AND the ground > was being prepared for making the most of the outcomes of the meeting. > > > > I laughed at myself. Why in the world had I ever started calling this a > 'planning meeting'??? In my early days with Open Space Technology and Whole > Person Process Facilitation, I had adopted a concept that originally came > from Harrison about 'preparing the field'. Way back then (yes, some > decades ago) I had a friend draw a picture of 'preparing the field' and I > used this picture in my original workbooks as a necessary step. Thanks to > Joergen, I am back full circle to a 'preparing the field' meeting. > > > > I am attaching the picture. Artist is Virginia Burt, landscape architect. > > > > And if you wish to learn Whole Person Process Facilitation as a great > complimentary method to OST, I have an online workshop coming up > <http://www.dalarinternational.com/services/training/whole-person-process-facilitation/> > beginning > next Friday and taking place for three consecutive Fridays. It is a great > method to use when carrying out a 'preparing the field' meeting, and for > any other time that a more guided approach than OST is needed...yet > retaining the same principles and values as OST. > > > > Warmly, > > Birgitt > > -- > > > > > > > > Birgitt Williams > > > > Closing the Gap Between Potential and Results > > > > Services http://www.dalarinternational.com/services/ > > > > Leadership & Organizational Development Training, http:// > www.dalarinternational.com/services/training/ > > > > Author, President & Senior Consultant of Dalar International Consultancy, > Inc. > > Co-founder: Genuine Contact program > > Co-founder of the Extraordinary Leadership Network > http://www.extraordinaryleadershipnetwork.com > > Co-owner of the Genuine Contact Co-owners Group Ltd. > http://www.genuinecontact.net > > > > *Supporting leadership development for leading in a culture requiring > agility and flexibility in a performance environment of constant change.* > > > > PO Box 19373, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA 27619 > > phone: 1-919-522-7750 <(919)%20522-7750> > _______________________________________________ > OSList mailing list > To post send emails to OSList@lists.openspacetech.org > To unsubscribe send an email to oslist-le...@lists.openspacetech.org > To subscribe or manage your subscription click below: > http://lists.openspacetech.org/listinfo.cgi/oslist-openspacetech.org > Past archives can be viewed here: > http://email@example.com -- Birgitt Williams Closing the Gap Between Potential and Results Services http://www.dalarinternational.com/services/ Leadership & Organizational Development Training, http:// www.dalarinternational.com/services/training/ Author, President & Senior Consultant of Dalar International Consultancy, Inc. 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