Working With Open Space Technology - In-person or online

October 16, 2018, to October 23, 2018
Location: Webinar
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In this online course, you will learn how to design, lead and facilitate online and in-person meetings or conferences using the powerful Open Space Technology meeting method. FIVE 3.5-hour live sessions on October 16, 23, 24, 25, & 26. Also includes in-depth self study modules, assignments and workbook. (Prices are in Canadian $. In US$ the regular price is approximately $710 USD )

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Advance Price (until Sep 25, 2018 at 12:00 AM CENTRAL TIME US):  $ 597.00
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Learn how to facilitate Open Space meetings in-person and online!

In this live, online, experiential workshop you will learn how to facilitate the powerful, engaging Open Space meeting method.

Open Space Technology (OST) is a transformative meeting process that helps organizations or communities self-organize to solve complex problems or take advantage of emerging opportunities. This simple, efficient and effective process creates an open, collaborative environment for breakthroughs in innovation, problem solving, creativity, and productivity. An Open Space meeting taps into the passion, wisdom and knowledge of people and teams like no other group process can. It can be used in groups from 5 to 1000+ participants.


In this experiential Open Space Technology training you will...

  • Learn how to facilitate Open Space Technology method in both the in-person and online environments.
  • Gain knowledge to support your clients in making the best decision about why, when and how to use Open Space Technology to accomplish their goals
  • Develop knowledge on how to create a clear meeting theme with your clients that will engage participants and invite them to take personal responsibility to achieve the desired results.
  • Learn simple frameworks and processes to prepare your client for an Open Space meeting that has the right theme, with the right constraints ("givens"), for the right length of time and with the right people involved.
  • Learn how to work with your clients following the Open Space Technology meeting to ensure that the organization is able to reap maximum benefit and take appropriate action as a result of the meeting.
  • Explore what it means to 'hold space' as a facilitator and what you need to develop within yourself to effectively facilitate Open Space meetings.
  • Receive tools, templates, processes, tips and knowledge for facilitating Open Space Technology in an online environment.
  • Experience a short, live, virtual Open Space meeting; complete with agenda creation, multiple breakout video rooms and dynamic report creation.
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Genuine Contact Program 

This Open Space Technology Training is the Advanced Module Workshop I of the Genuine Contact™ Program. Upon successful completion of this "Working with Open Space Technology" workshop, participants will receive international certification for this module of the program and be invited to join facilitators world-wide for ongoing mentoring, community and additional training.



  Training Details

Dates and Times:

Live Online

October 16, 23, 24, 25, 26; 2018

9 am - 12:30 pm  (NA Mountain Time)

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(Early-bird before Sept 26)

(Early-Bird price is approximately $475 USD)



Who should attend this Open Space Training?

Knowing how to facilitate Open Space Technology is essential if you are a...

  • Organizational transformation or development consultant
  • Facilitator or specialist in community building, engagement and participation
  • Trainer or educator needing a powerful mentoring or learning integration process
  • Open Space Facilitator that wants to learn how to do Open Space Online
  • Leader of a social movement wanting to actively energize and engage members
  • Project or Program manager needing to coordinate cross functional teams to solve a complex problem
  • Conference or event coordinator looking to generate a more collaborative experience for participants
  • Change leader wanting to develop your organizational capacity to easily navigate and thrive with change
  • Online meeting facilitator that wants to engage larger groups in online collaboration

Bottom line: In this age of disruptive and accelerating change, taking this Open Space training will give you a powerful tool to  rapidly energize  organizations, build trust, expand collaboration  and   open up the wisdom of your teams to achieve better, more sustainable  results.


Workshop Leaders



Elisabeth Tepper Kofod

Elisabeth Tepper

Elisabeth Tepper Kofod is known as a Facilitator of Transformation Processes, and she describes her job as helping people and organizations, especially couples and families, to ignite the light within themselves, to recognize the power they have to create the change they want to see in the world. 

Her experience is diverse, and she describes it as eclectic, as she has used and uses different tools according to her clients’ needs in different parts of the world.  You can see her work in Elisabeth Tepper Kofod, and even if it’s in Spanish, you will find her professional profile interesting and compounding, as she has dedicated her life to studying and teaching people to realize they have what it takes to move on.  She believes her job is to show them the way.  Elisabeth does this in a space of safety, serenity, seriousness, and playfulness.

Elisabeth has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, specializing in Human Behavior, from Newport University, California.  After more than twenty years of experience in Corporate America, she decided to dedicate herself to doing her calling.  As a Genuine Contact™ Trainer, she has learned that there are magnificent ways of doing balanced, and sustainable change and growth, both individually and organizationally.


J. Richard Schultz

Richard Schultz

Richard Schultz likes to play on the leading edge of personal and organizational transformation, facilitating with processes that not only work, but shift people and cultures to new paradigms of thinking.

As an expert in shifting the limiting subconscious patterns that hold individuals and organizations back from reaching their goals, Richard has traveled internationally training hundreds of people in accelerating their life and work success by changing their minds.

Richard’s strengths are imbedded in the practice of facilitating the whole system. He actively engages his clients in discovering where change needs to occur and empowering the leadership to make their shift in the most efficient and effective manner. Richard works extensively in whole system processes such as “Open Space Technology”. His constant desire is to transfer to the client the necessary skills, confidence and capacity to lead whole system change with a minimum of outside support.

Richard also specializes online collaborative meeting facilitation and has a comprehensive understanding of both the technical challenges and proven methods  to effectively engage people in this environment. Based on this experience,  Richard and Eiwor Backelund created CollaborativeWays to provide facilitation and training in Real Online Collaboration.



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