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Open Space Technology is a dialogic method where one facilitator can convene from 10 to 2000+ participants for dynamic participant-driven dialogue. OST can be used for:
It is a chance to learn about Open Space, whether you want to facilitate it or simply find out more about it. The workshop format will include a mix of training, facilitation, and lots of conversation and fun. It will be a chance to learn together and work in the spirit of Open Space, inviting each person to be responsible for their giving and receiving of knowledge and learning.
We will explore together:
By the end of this workshop, participants will know how to facilitate an Open Space event.
Open Space Technology is not trademarked or patented. There is no official certification or accreditation process. It is both free and freely available, therefore there will no certification at the end of this workshop.
The workshop is not a being run with the aim of making a profit. Costs are being kept low and corporate fees are higher to support the participation of non-profit organisations.
Individuals = RM300
Corporates = RM900
Please email us if you would like to come and can not afford the fees above.
The workshop will be on Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June 2011.
The timing will be from 9:00am to 6:00pm, with 2 breaks and lunch provided.
On the Friday 3rd June, the welcome desk opens at 8:15am.
The venue will be the De Palma Seminar & Conference Centre, Conference Rooms 2&3, Floor 15, Menara PKNS, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, 46050 Petaling Jaya(New Town), Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Menara PKNS is a tall building and can be found opposite the CIMB Bank in PJ New Town.
Those coming on the LRT can get off at Taman Jaya and walk there in about 10 minutes.
Those with a car can park under the building and will be charged a flat rate of RM2, just "chop" your ticket at the reception on the 15th floor!
To prepare for the workshop, below are a few essentials:
The workshop will be run by Bhavesh S Patel, Bhav for short.
Open Space Technology Experience
Bhav has being using Open Space Technology since 2005. In this time he has facilitated 27 open spaces, with participants ranging from 9 to 150 in Malaysia, Singapore, UK, Kenya, Holland, Russia, Ukraine, and Indonesia. Topics have ranged from strategic regional plans, developing leaders, exploring spirituality, to employee engagement. The events have often been multicultural with sometimes up to 33 nationalities present.
He has also ran one previous OST Facilitators Training, and mentored a number of OST Facilitators. He is part of the global OST community and has attended two 'World Open Space On Open Space' gatherings in Ukraine and Taiwan.
He also uses other facilitation methods such as World Cafe, Appreciate Inquiry(AI), and Technology Of Participation(TOP).
Bhav has worked from 1999 to present facilitating learning and change with individuals and organisations all over the world. This has involved designing and delivering training courses, organising conferences, and organisational development. He has worked with groups of up to 150 people, and individual clients on a one-to-one coaching basis. His work has taken him to Cambodia, South Africa, Australia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, France, Switzerland, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Norway, Germany, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and throughout the UK.
Between 2008-2011 he joined People Potential, a soft skills corporate training company based in Malaysia, specialising in coaching and communication skills, and facilitated group work.
Bhav has a BSc Hons Geology degree, two diplomas in Life & Performance Coaching. He has trained as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming(NLP) Master Practitioner, in PRINCE2 Project Management, and is an Open Space Technology facilitator. He holds a Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate, and is presently completing a Masters in Management Psychology.
Bhav works with various personal and social change organisations including Initiatives of Change International, where he works on developing community action groups, and facilitates the learning of both the personal and professional skills needed to create change. He has organised conflict prevention conferences and run week long courses on engaging in change personally and at a community level.
Organisations Bhav Has Worked With
Not For Profit: The Wrekin Trust, The Anthroposophical Society, The Kingswood Foundation, CARIF, World Wide Fund for Nature(WWF), Initiatives of Change(IofC), Joint Action Group Against Violence Aganist Women(JAG), Malaysian Facilitators Association(MAFa).
Corporate: Shell, Motorola, Deutsche Bank, Malaysia TV3, Monetary Authority of Singapore(M.A.S.), Experian Malaysia, Aberdeen Asset Management, Spirax, Singapore Institute of Management(SIM), Lafarge, Fraser & Neave(F&N), PRINCE Hotel Malaysia, Zuellig Pharma, Averis, Bangkok Bank, Green Packet, Prudential, ERE Consulting.