Re: About Themes for Open Space: examples

2006-10-03 Thread douglas germann
Gerard--

Wow! I love the process you outline and the topics you have listed. Wow
to all of these wonderful creative starters.

Thank you for adding all this to our learning.

:- Doug. Germann

On Mon, 2006-10-02 at 18:26 +0200, Gerard Muller wrote:
  Dear Diane,
 
 I have listed some examples of issues of Open Space events I have 
 facilitated.
 
 - how can robots create value for sustainable development: for my 
 organisation, and for society in general ? (see: www.bramstrup.dk for a 
 nice invitation)
 - is our profession a dying race, or the profession of the future ? 
 (national association of accountants)
 - what new business opportunities do we see, and how do we create them 
 ? (steel multinational)
 - how do we train our voices to sing our joint melody ? (pharmacies 
 merging)
 - in three years, our jobs won't exist anymore: what new ones do we 
 create instead ? (professional association)
 - how do we get young Danish people to exercise more ? (NGO in health 
 care)
 - what leadership do we need and how do we create it ? (network of HR 
 professionals)
 - how do we develop our department, each of us and together ? (Surgery 
 department, University hospital)
 - how do we implement the values our leadership has formulated in 
 practice ? (Regional Tax Office)
 - what is the future of wiki's and how do we create it ? (Wiki 
 community WikiSym 2006)
 - how do we cooperate in our network of excellence (steel multinational)
 - one ESS: how do we create it ? (engineering multinational, on how to 
 have its units across the world cooperate)
 - nature  poverty: how do we cooperate in the area in future ? (NGO's)
 - how do we create the best product for the high end of the market ? 
 (Software firm)
 - what building does our knowledge center need ? (knowledge centre in 
 agriculture: for those who were at OSonOS11, you have seen the result)
 - what should are business plan for the coming period look like, and 
 how do we ensure it is implemented ? (sales company)
 - interactive research: enough ideas and experiences: but how do we 
 create a breakthrough ? (University)
 - what school do we need in future, and how do we create it ? (school)
 - what do our future children's departments look like, and how do we 
 create them ? (association of librarians)
 - a fantastic international conference in Holland: how do we organise 
 it and ensure the process leads to an active Community of Practice ? 
 (IODA)
 - what new partnerships can we create and how do we go about it ? 
 (knowledge center)
 - after many years of success we have come into a period of stagnation: 
 how do we turn the tide ? (Association of fruit producers)
 - how should we lead the process of digitalisation in our province ? 
 (provincial authority)
 - in heart diseases, Denmark is on a 35th place, at par with Zimbabwe. 
 How do we get to the number 1 spot ? (pharmaceutical)
 - one partnerteam, how do we create it ? (one of the big Four)
 - we have created the foundation; how do we develop our organisation in 
 the next phase ? (hospital)
 - what does consulting in the pig- and building sector look like in 
 future, and how do we create it ? (regional advisory service)
 - how to reboot reboot ? (reboot is a yearly event for E-professionals)
 - the guidelines have changed; how do we implement them ? 
 (pharmaceutical)
 - success in our cooperation: how do we create it ?
 - what are the implications of the vision for roles and 
 responsabilities in our department, and how do we realise these ? 
 (large city)
 - given the strengths and weaknesses in our bid process, how do we 
 increase our win rate ? (consulancy firm)
 - how can we innovate at the same time we need to cut costs ? 
 (investment fund)
 - how do we develop a new way of working, building on our knowledge and 
 networks ? (University)
 - what activities should our alumni association organise and how do we 
 bring them alive ? (alumni association)
 - how can we best improve our campaigns ? (large consultancy firm)
 - how do we create competence development and training which adds value 
 in reality, each of
   and together (conference centre)
 - what should our vision be and how do we make it alive ? (project)
 - how do we create a transition to sustainable agricultural systems ? 
 (Ministry)
 - how do we keep the birds in the meadows ? (Ministry)
 - what follow-up treatment should our clients have, and what role could 
 we play in this ? (psychiatric hospital)
 - what is good pain treatment, and how do we organise it in our region 
 ? (regional cancer centre)
 - our new business model is in place: how do we implement it, each of 
 us alone, and together ?
 - how do we develop our department the coming years ? (medical 
 department, university hospital)
 - how do we create 

Re: About Themes for Open Space: examples

2006-10-02 Thread Gerard Muller

Dear Diane,

I have listed some examples of issues of Open Space events I have 
facilitated.


-	how can robots create value for sustainable development: for my 
organisation, and for society in general ? (see: www.bramstrup.dk for a 
nice invitation)
-	is our profession a dying race, or the profession of the future ? 
(national association of accountants)
- 	what new business opportunities do we see, and how do we create them 
? (steel multinational)
-	how do we train our voices to sing our joint melody ? (pharmacies 
merging)
-	in three years, our jobs won't exist anymore: what new ones do we 
create instead ? (professional association)
-	how do we get young Danish people to exercise more ? (NGO in health 
care)
-	what leadership do we need and how do we create it ? (network of HR 
professionals)
- 	how do we develop our department, each of us and together ? (Surgery 
department, University hospital)
-	how do we implement the values our leadership has formulated in 
practice ? (Regional Tax Office)
-	what is the future of wiki's and how do we create it ? (Wiki 
community WikiSym 2006)

-   how do we cooperate in our network of excellence (steel multinational)
-	one ESS: how do we create it ? (engineering multinational, on how to 
have its units across the world cooperate)

-   nature  poverty: how do we cooperate in the area in future ? (NGO's)
-	how do we create the best product for the high end of the market ? 
(Software firm)
-	what building does our knowledge center need ? (knowledge centre in 
agriculture: for those who were at OSonOS11, you have seen the result)
-	what should are business plan for the coming period look like, and 
how do we ensure it is implemented ? (sales company)
-	interactive research: enough ideas and experiences: but how do we 
create a breakthrough ? (University)

-   what school do we need in future, and how do we create it ? (school)
-	what do our future children's departments look like, and how do we 
create them ? (association of librarians)
-	a fantastic international conference in Holland: how do we organise 
it and ensure the process leads to an active Community of Practice ? 
(IODA)
-	what new partnerships can we create and how do we go about it ? 
(knowledge center)
-	after many years of success we have come into a period of stagnation: 
how do we turn the tide ? (Association of fruit producers)
-	how should we lead the process of digitalisation in our province ? 
(provincial authority)
-	in heart diseases, Denmark is on a 35th place, at par with Zimbabwe. 
How do we get to the number 1 spot ? (pharmaceutical)

-   one partnerteam, how do we create it ? (one of the big Four)
-	we have created the foundation; how do we develop our organisation in 
the next phase ? (hospital)
-	what does consulting in the pig- and building sector look like in 
future, and how do we create it ? (regional advisory service)

-   how to reboot reboot ? (reboot is a yearly event for E-professionals)
-	the guidelines have changed; how do we implement them ? 
(pharmaceutical)

-   success in our cooperation: how do we create it ?
- 	what are the implications of the vision for roles and 
responsabilities in our department, and how do we realise these ? 
(large city)
-	given the strengths and weaknesses in our bid process, how do we 
increase our win rate ? (consulancy firm)
-	how can we innovate at the same time we need to cut costs ? 
(investment fund)
-	how do we develop a new way of working, building on our knowledge and 
networks ? (University)
-	what activities should our alumni association organise and how do we 
bring them alive ? (alumni association)

-   how can we best improve our campaigns ? (large consultancy firm)
-	how do we create competence development and training which adds value 
in reality, each of

and together (conference centre)
-   what should our vision be and how do we make it alive ? (project)
-	how do we create a transition to sustainable agricultural systems ? 
(Ministry)

-   how do we keep the birds in the meadows ? (Ministry)
-	what follow-up treatment should our clients have, and what role could 
we play in this ? (psychiatric hospital)
- 	what is good pain treatment, and how do we organise it in our region 
? (regional cancer centre)
-	our new business model is in place: how do we implement it, each of 
us alone, and together ?
-	how do we develop our department the coming years ? (medical 
department, university hospital)
-	how do we create the best health care system in the world ? 
(pharmaceutical)
-	what does the future require from us, and how do we prepare for this 
succesfully ? (union)
-	we are at the end of one phase, how do we prepare the next one ? 
(inspection)
-	food security and international cooperation; what will we do ? 
(University)
-	in meeting we can get to understand eachother's differences: how will 
we do this ? (Fund)
-	how do we optimise our cooperation and knowledge exchange ? (research 

Re: About Themes for Open Space: examples

2006-10-02 Thread Diana Larsen
Thank you for both of your postings, Gerard, and to Brian, Harrison,  
Bridgit and all. I appreciate how much this group is willing to  
share. I was looking for something to shake up my routine ways of  
seeking/choosing themes and I surely got it! :-) As well as some re- 
assurance that most of what I've been doing is in synch with others.  
It's beneficial to check my assumptions occasionally. I'm grateful  
for the help with that.


Thanks again,
Diana


Diana Larsen
co-author, _Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great_ (Pragmatic  
Bookshelf, 2006)

www.futureworksconsulting.com
503-288-3550

Upcoming: Secrets of Agile Teamwork: Beyond Technical Skills   
public workshop, Dec. 5-7, 2006. Contact me for more information.



On Oct 2, 2006, at 9:26 AM, Gerard Muller wrote:


Dear Diane,

I have listed some examples of issues of Open Space events I have  
facilitated.


-	how can robots create value for sustainable development: for my  
organisation, and for society in general ? (see: www.bramstrup.dk  
for a nice invitation)
-	is our profession a dying race, or the profession of the future ?  
(national association of accountants)
- 	what new business opportunities do we see, and how do we create  
them ? (steel multinational)
-	how do we train our voices to sing our joint melody ? (pharmacies  
merging)
-	in three years, our jobs won't exist anymore: what new ones do we  
create instead ? (professional association)
-	how do we get young Danish people to exercise more ? (NGO in  
health care)
-	what leadership do we need and how do we create it ? (network of  
HR professionals)
- 	how do we develop our department, each of us and together ?  
(Surgery department, University hospital)
-	how do we implement the values our leadership has formulated in  
practice ? (Regional Tax Office)
-	what is the future of wiki's and how do we create it ? (Wiki  
community WikiSym 2006)
-	how do we cooperate in our network of excellence (steel  
multinational)
-	one ESS: how do we create it ? (engineering multinational, on how  
to have its units across the world cooperate)
- 	nature  poverty: how do we cooperate in the area in future ?  
(NGO's)
-	how do we create the best product for the high end of the  
market ? (Software firm)
-	what building does our knowledge center need ? (knowledge centre  
in agriculture: for those who were at OSonOS11, you have seen the  
result)
-	what should are business plan for the coming period look like,  
and how do we ensure it is implemented ? (sales company)
-	interactive research: enough ideas and experiences: but how do we  
create a breakthrough ? (University)

-   what school do we need in future, and how do we create it ? (school)
-	what do our future children's departments look like, and how do  
we create them ? (association of librarians)
-	a fantastic international conference in Holland: how do we  
organise it and ensure the process leads to an active Community of  
Practice ? (IODA)
-	what new partnerships can we create and how do we go about it ?  
(knowledge center)
-	after many years of success we have come into a period of  
stagnation: how do we turn the tide ? (Association of fruit producers)
-	how should we lead the process of digitalisation in our  
province ? (provincial authority)
-	in heart diseases, Denmark is on a 35th place, at par with  
Zimbabwe. How do we get to the number 1 spot ? (pharmaceutical)

-   one partnerteam, how do we create it ? (one of the big Four)
-	we have created the foundation; how do we develop our  
organisation in the next phase ? (hospital)
-	what does consulting in the pig- and building sector look like in  
future, and how do we create it ? (regional advisory service)
-	how to reboot reboot ? (reboot is a yearly event for E- 
professionals)
-	the guidelines have changed; how do we implement them ?  
(pharmaceutical)

-   success in our cooperation: how do we create it ?
- 	what are the implications of the vision for roles and  
responsabilities in our department, and how do we realise these ?  
(large city)
-	given the strengths and weaknesses in our bid process, how do we  
increase our win rate ? (consulancy firm)
-	how can we innovate at the same time we need to cut costs ?  
(investment fund)
-	how do we develop a new way of working, building on our knowledge  
and networks ? (University)
-	what activities should our alumni association organise and how do  
we bring them alive ? (alumni association)

-   how can we best improve our campaigns ? (large consultancy firm)
-	how do we create competence development and training which adds  
value in reality, each of

and together (conference centre)
-   what should our vision be and how do we make it alive ? (project)
-	how do we create a transition to sustainable agricultural  
systems ? (Ministry)

-   how do we keep the birds in the meadows ? (Ministry)
-	what follow-up treatment should our clients have, and what role  
could we play in this ?