Re: OSONOS by the Sea

2007-10-22 Thread Suzanna Stephan
Hello Phelim,

I hope your learnings are continuing to reveal themselves. It was a pleasure to 
meet you and put your body, face and personality to your wonderful inspiration 
on the list. 

I am beginning a project with a local arts group and was wondering if you had 
an opportunity to put your video 'with cat' on youtube as of yet?

I hope life is treating you kindly. :)

Suzanna
 
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- Original Message 
From: Phelim McDermott phe...@mac.com
To: osl...@listserv.boisestate.edu
Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2006 4:52:57 PM
Subject: Re: OSONOS by the Sea


Hello osonos by the sea friends,

I'm Now back in the UK and am missing you all already.. Thanks so much everyone 
for being so welcoming to me when I brought my body with me and i'm sure there 
will be lots of learnings i don't yet know about that i have already had.. I 
also did not know that one of the experiences i would have would be to be in a 
Kayak for the first time.. a surprise i wasn't prepared for!  thanks so much 
everyone and 


thankyou Harrison.


lots of love Phelim



On 13 Sep 2006, at 12:56, Harrison Owen wrote:

We had a wonderful time here in Camden. 30+ folks from all over came to this 
little village by the sea. The weather was absolutely perfect as was the depth 
and warmth of our discussions. Lisa Heft is pulling the Proceedings together 
and when done, they will be posted so anybody who cares may read. The closing 
circle, always a rich time, was special, but somehow very ordinary, at least 
that is what Phelim said. And I agree. Just another day in Open Space.
 
Harrison
 
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301-365-2093
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Re: OSONOS-by-the-Sea

2007-09-07 Thread Michael M Pannwitz

Invite that fabulously generous person to the OSonOS in San Francisco!


mmp




Harrison Owen wrote:

A tad more than 60 wonderful people from a half dozen countries converged on
Camden, Maine for the second OSONOS by the Sea. As I write, we are in the
early morning hours of the second day. Today, as yesterday will be gorgeous
with the sun shining on the sea and the surrounding mountains. In terms of
the discussions, they have been multiple and deep with proceedings to be
published shortly for anybody who cares about the details. Regardless of how
it ends, and it will end well, the start was nothing short of fabulous. Well
actually I guess I should say the start before the start, for we all
gathered the night before at a local watering hole (bar) and grill. In short
order we had taken the place over and some startled guests suddenly found
themselves enveloped and welcomed into a most spirited occasion. It is fair
to say that we ate and drank well - but the real surprise came when it was
time to pay our bills. There weren't any. One of our number, as yet
unidentified, had picked up the whole tab! I just love Open Space and all
the incredible people who keep showing up when the space is truly open.

 


Harrison

 

  



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Re: OSonOS by the Sea - Proceedings- Help Lisa

2006-09-27 Thread Michael M Pannwitz
Just returned from the Second Annual Ukrainian Learning Exchange 
(Regional OSonOS)in the Crimea my heart was touched by case Nr. 4 on the 
Dairy Industry in Bulgaria...what a tribute to the people and to 
selforganisation and to OST, of course, not to forget Elwin and Joan.
Every time I am in places like Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Georgia...the 
issues there in the transformational processes always appear as great 
possibilities for open space...especially when you see so much happening 
in 2,5 days!!

Greetings from Berlin
mmp

Elwin and Joan wrote:

IF YOU WERE THERE, ADD SUBTRACT CORRECT THIS RAMBLING AND SEND TO LISA.

TKS,  ELWIN
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SESSION: OST and Conflict

Convener Elwin Guild


Tuesday 3 – 5 PM

Participants: Harrison, Sue Inches,?

Four Case Studies were presented as examples of a wide variety of
conflict instances where Elwin used OST.

1. Last week’s consulting contract with a small and defective office
within the U.S. Dept of Interior. This was a two-day “team building”
workshop that was in reality a “set-up” to eliminate/terminate one of
the office employees. The new boss felt this person was an
obstructionist and determined to cause trouble for him.

This background was unknown until three days before the workshop, which
Elwin had already announced to be an Open Space event.  


Given this last minute news, Elwin went to the OSLIST and asked for
advice. Elwin received 14 responses and all concluded by saying, “go
for it!”

Elwin rewrote the workshop invitation and provided a new theme in place
of the previous announcement of “team building.” The new theme was,
“How can we find joy and satisfaction in our work?”

All six members of the office were present from the new Director to the
Receptionist.

I opened the workshop with a half-day communications exercise. In the
remaining half day, Space was opened and 5 Issues were posted. All
dealt with the need for harmony.

Elwin left the room as soon as the marketplace opened. Elwin returned
near the 5 PM closing hour and found everyone deeply engaged. The group
did not stop its session until nearly 5:30 PM.

The second day was devoted to revisiting the 5 issue sessions and
expanding on some elements of each. Next the group discussed and agreed
on specific actions to be taken to improve relations and operations in
the office.

At the closing circle each member committed to work more
collaboratively and to work as a group more often.

The best statement was, “ I think we should look at today as a new
start and opportunity to bring pride back to ourselves and our office.”



2. A 2 1/2 day OST for an International Consulting firm that just
underwent a senior management coup d’etat in order to launch a “global”
marketing strategy.

This OST engaged 160 employees of a newly expanded business. Because
this was the result of by-outs and mergers most of the participants had
never met. 


The CEO was concerned that the change and loss of original partners
would negatively impact the new firm’s need for energetic engagement. 
The OST theme was “How do we create a global vision?”


At the closing the CEO stated that OST had far exceeded his wildest
expectations for creating a common vision.



3. A series of four 2 1/2 day OSTs each with 30 participants
representing Croat, Serb and Bosnian Muslim NGO leaders in equal
numbers (10). The objective was to find improved management strategies
for post-war operations.

Elwin explained that in preparation for each OST a person from each
group would in private conversation mention that “NATO had arrived a
month to soon!”  This meant that if “they” had a little more time they
would have killed all of the enemy that they are now forced to coexist
with.

During each OST the participants arranged for a dance party that
included local folk groups, poetry contests, gag gifts/prizes, and
various skits.  Each of these occasions reminded Elwin of an Irish
Wedding!  One would never know that at the outset they viewed each
other as mortal enemies.

Harrison joined the session at this point and presented his experiences
in the “Practice of Peace.” Many questions were sparked by his several
stories of OST events in the Middle East. It is fair to say that in the
end all were agreed that OST thrives on CONFLICT, PASSION and
DIVERSITTY!

4. The surrender of the Communist National Dairy Union to the Bulgarian
Dairy Association during a 2 1/2 day OST with 253 participants.

This OST brought together an equal number of Communists and new
Democrats all of whom shared a life’s interest in the dairy business.
The agriculture economy was a total chaos and the Government had no
clue as to what to do.

The theme was, “Can we build a new dairy economy in Bulgaria?”

To everyone’s surprise in 2 1/2 days a national association was formed
and its leadership chosen and all stakeholders were included. Not a
shot was fired.

Today this trade association is the leader in the 

Re: OSONOS by the Sea

2006-09-16 Thread Phelim McDermott

Hello osonos by the sea friends,

I'm Now back in the UK and am missing you all already.. Thanks so  
much everyone for being so welcoming to me when I brought my body  
with me and i'm sure there will be lots of learnings i don't yet know  
about that i have already had.. I also did not know that one of the  
experiences i would have would be to be in a Kayak for the first  
time.. a surprise i wasn't prepared for!  thanks so much everyone and


thankyou Harrison.

lots of love Phelim


On 13 Sep 2006, at 12:56, Harrison Owen wrote:

We had a wonderful time here in Camden. 30+ folks from all over  
came to this little village by the sea. The weather was absolutely  
perfect as was the depth and warmth of our discussions. Lisa Heft  
is pulling the Proceedings together and when done, they will be  
posted so anybody who cares may read. The closing circle, always a  
rich time, was special, but somehow very ordinary, at least that is  
what Phelim said. And I agree. Just another day in Open Space.


Harrison

Harrison Owen
7808 River Falls Dr.
Potomac, MD  20854
USA
301-365-2093
207-763-3261 (summer)
website www.openspaceworld.com
Personal Website www.ho-image.com
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Re: OSONOS by the Sea

2006-02-02 Thread Michael Herman
could you send me contact info for the euro events, michael, so that i
can post them at www.openspaceworld.org?

thanks!  michaelh



On 2/1/06, Michael M Pannwitz mmpa...@boscop.de wrote:
 OSonOS, Learning Exchanges, stammtische,...you name it.
 Worldwide.
 In fact, as I look around, there are this year the following events in
 that category
 OSonOS in Moscow (August 4-6)
 OSonOS by the Sea USA (September 11-12)
 Learning Exchange in Ukraine (September 20 -22)
 Learning Exchange in Southern Germany (July 16-19)
 Learning Exchange in Central Germany (took place in January)
 OSonOS in Scandinavia (June 16-17)
 OSonOS in OZ (March 21-22)

 and
 95 dates for stammtische in 20 locations
 see
 http://www.openspaceworldmap.org/
 click on MENU and then on stammtische.
 And probably more stuff
 lets share it.

 Part of my dream around the OSonOS/Learning Exchanges is that they are
 full open space events...something that apparently many of us do not
 experience that often (16 hours spread over 3 days, sleeping
 twice)...with the idea that if we organize our journey that way we might
 become more familiar with the power and productivity of open space under
 those givens and might feel more comfortable about suggesting those
 parameters to out clients/sponsors.
 Greetings from Berlin
 mmp

 Harrison Owen wrote:
  Further on OSONOS by the Sea. Since posting my note yesterday the current
  registration has moved from 0 to about half full. Which suggests that if you
  are interested in participating, NOW would be a very good time to make a
  plan. And for all of you who may have been thinking about opening your own
  special places and spaces, opportunity is clearly knocking. And it really
  isn't rocket science :-). Just think about it, instead of having The
  International OSONOS we could have OSONOS's internationally. Every OSONOS
  and international OSONOS! I like it!
 
  Harrison



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Re: OSONOS by the Sea

2006-02-01 Thread Harrison Owen
Further on OSONOS by the Sea. Since posting my note yesterday the current
registration has moved from 0 to about half full. Which suggests that if you
are interested in participating, NOW would be a very good time to make a
plan. And for all of you who may have been thinking about opening your own
special places and spaces, opportunity is clearly knocking. And it really
isn't rocket science :-). Just think about it, instead of having The
International OSONOS we could have OSONOS's internationally. Every OSONOS
and international OSONOS! I like it! 

Harrison

Ps -- Even though the registration is quickly filling, please don't hesitate
to pass the invitation along to some friend or colleague. Click on -- 

http://www.openspaceworld.com/osonos%20by%20the%20sea.htm 


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Potomac, Maryland   20854
Phone 301-365-2093
Skype hhowen
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From: OSLIST [mailto:osl...@listserv.boisestate.edu] On Behalf Of Harrison
Owen
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 10:40 AM
To: osl...@listserv.boisestate.edu
Subject: OSONOS by the Sea

OK Folks - It's real! OSONOS by the Sea will take place September 11-12,
2006 in Camden, Maine. And you are most definitely invited. But please Note!
- The space available is on the small size, limiting participation to the
first 35 people who register. And in the event that registration fills up
this will create a marvelous opportunity for others to open more spaces and
places. For all the details click on -- 

http://www.openspaceworld.com/osonos%20by%20the%20sea.htm 

Harrison
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Re: OSONOS by the Sea

2006-02-01 Thread Michael M Pannwitz

OSonOS, Learning Exchanges, stammtische,...you name it.
Worldwide.
In fact, as I look around, there are this year the following events in 
that category

OSonOS in Moscow (August 4-6)
OSonOS by the Sea USA (September 11-12)
Learning Exchange in Ukraine (September 20 -22)
Learning Exchange in Southern Germany (July 16-19)
Learning Exchange in Central Germany (took place in January)
OSonOS in Scandinavia (June 16-17)
OSonOS in OZ (March 21-22)

and
95 dates for stammtische in 20 locations
see
http://www.openspaceworldmap.org/
click on MENU and then on stammtische.
And probably more stuff
lets share it.

Part of my dream around the OSonOS/Learning Exchanges is that they are 
full open space events...something that apparently many of us do not 
experience that often (16 hours spread over 3 days, sleeping 
twice)...with the idea that if we organize our journey that way we might 
become more familiar with the power and productivity of open space under 
those givens and might feel more comfortable about suggesting those 
parameters to out clients/sponsors.

Greetings from Berlin
mmp

Harrison Owen wrote:

Further on OSONOS by the Sea. Since posting my note yesterday the current
registration has moved from 0 to about half full. Which suggests that if you
are interested in participating, NOW would be a very good time to make a
plan. And for all of you who may have been thinking about opening your own
special places and spaces, opportunity is clearly knocking. And it really
isn't rocket science :-). Just think about it, instead of having The
International OSONOS we could have OSONOS's internationally. Every OSONOS
and international OSONOS! I like it! 


Harrison




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Draisweg 1, 12209 Berlin, Germany
++49-30-772 8000
www.boscop.de   www.michaelmpannwitz.de

Check out the new Open Space World Map now with 383 resident Open Space 
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Re: OSONOS by the Sea

2006-02-01 Thread Harrison Owen
From: Michael M Pannwitz [mailto:mmpa...@boscop.de] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 3:27 PM
To: hho...@verizon.net
Cc: osl...@listserv.boisestate.edu
Subject: Re: OSONOS by the Sea

OSonOS, Learning Exchanges, stammtische,...you name it.
Worldwide.
In fact, as I look around, there are this year the following events in 
that category
OSonOS in Moscow (August 4-6)
OSonOS by the Sea USA (September 11-12)
Learning Exchange in Ukraine (September 20 -22)
Learning Exchange in Southern Germany (July 16-19)
Learning Exchange in Central Germany (took place in January)
OSonOS in Scandinavia (June 16-17)
OSonOS in OZ (March 21-22)

and
95 dates for stammtische in 20 locations
see
http://www.openspaceworldmap.org/
click on MENU and then on stammtische.
And probably more stuff
lets share it.

Part of my dream around the OSonOS/Learning Exchanges is that they are 
full open space events...something that apparently many of us do not 
experience that often (16 hours spread over 3 days, sleeping 
twice)...with the idea that if we organize our journey that way we might 
become more familiar with the power and productivity of open space under 
those givens and might feel more comfortable about suggesting those 
parameters to out clients/sponsors.
Greetings from Berlin
mmp

Harrison Owen wrote:
 Further on OSONOS by the Sea. Since posting my note yesterday the current
 registration has moved from 0 to about half full. Which suggests that if
you
 are interested in participating, NOW would be a very good time to make a
 plan. And for all of you who may have been thinking about opening your own
 special places and spaces, opportunity is clearly knocking. And it really
 isn't rocket science :-). Just think about it, instead of having The
 International OSONOS we could have OSONOS's internationally. Every OSONOS
 and international OSONOS! I like it! 
 
 Harrison



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Draisweg 1, 12209 Berlin, Germany
++49-30-772 8000
www.boscop.de   www.michaelmpannwitz.de

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