Open Space Technology Facilitator Training

OST wall JtMJune 2-3, 2016

Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue,
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, BC
9am to 5pm daily

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Open Space Technology is a powerful meeting process used to help organizations and commuities self-organize around important strategic questions that are complex, urgent and requiring deep attention.

Used around the world, Open Space is an unusual and powerful meeting method that produces surprising, creative and sustainable results. Harnessing leadership from throughout a system and creating a container for strategic conversation, well facilitated Open Space meetings in lasting engagement and focused action.

Join Chris Corrigan for a two-day deep dive into using this method. You will learn:

  • How to facilitate an Open Space Technology meeting
  • How to work with a client to create and shape an Open Space meeting
  • The art of creating a powerful calling question and a good invitation
  • How to create action plans and sustain results over time.
  • How to strategically work with and sustain results.
  • The unique art of facilitating an Open Space meeting, a skill which is useful for leadership and facilitation in many participatory contexts.

The workshop is experiential and partly held in Open Space, giving you a “participant’s eye view” of the process.

Chris Corrigan is an internationally renowned teacher, writer and practitioner of Open Space Technology. He has facilitated hundreds of Open Space meetings in many different contexts including organizational strategy, public engagement, community development, conflict resolution, and learning conferences. He is the author of “The Tao of Holding Space” and the co-editor of “Open Space Technology: A User’s NON-Guide.” He has also written on Open Space Technology for journals, books and and other publications.


  • Non-profit rate: $425 Early Bird (before April 15th) $475 (after April 15)
  • Business rate: $625 Early Bird (before April 15th) $675 (after April 15th)

GST extra, 10% discount for teams of 3 or more.

Tuition includes 2 day training, copy of The Tao of Holding Space book and cards, by Chris Corrigan, materials and coffee breaks.

Not included in the price is an optional dinner together onJune 2 in conversation at a local restaurant enjoying local food, craft beer and further conversation.

Registration is now open and will be capped at 40 people.

You can register here