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Open Space Technology planning resources


This page contains links to MS Word documents which may be useful for your Open Space Technology meeting.


Logistics planning checklist

To keep on hand if you are the meeting coordinator, this list covers all the major tasks involved in planning an Open Space Technology meeting.

Planning checklist (MS Word) 


Sample agendas

For some people,  the notion that a meeting has no pre-set agenda is a little hard to swallow.  For those within your group who require a piece of paper with times and activities listed on it, feel free to provide them with the following:

Sample 1 day agenda (MS Word)

Sample 1 day agenda with graphics (MS Word)

Sample 1.5 day agenda (MS Word)

Sample 2.5 day agenda (MS Word)


Invitation Resources

Preparing an invitation can be a lot of work.  Getting the theme just right, eliciting the passion from your group and ensuring that you have described Open Space Technology well is all important.  Here are some resources to help you get started.

30 snappy definitions of OST (MS Word)

Four longer descriptions of OST (MS Word)

An invitation template

Michael Herman's excellent collection of invitation resources


Report forms

In Open Space, making sure notes are kept is critical to producing a meaningful set of proceedings.  Every convener is responsible for ensuring that their session is documented.  These are the forms I provide to conveners as they post their topics..

Report form for OST sessions (MS Word)

Report form for action planning sessions (MS Word)


Chris Corrigan

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