New in the Bookstore

Harrison Owen’s Open Space Technology: A User’s Guide is now in its 3rd edition and is now in the bookstore. It sells there at a discount to list price and your purchase goes to support the work of the Open Space Institute USA.

Also in new… John Engle has added a Spanish version of Circles of Change: a quiet revolution in Haiti, the DVD about his in grassroots movement that is transforming notions and practices in education and leadership in Haiti and beyond. See the Videos section of the bookstore.

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If you are near San Francisco in late July, join us in person to obtain your signed copy.

Global innovator, consultant and storyteller
Harrison Owen signs and discusses his new book

Open Space Technology
A User’s Guide
Third Edition, Revised and Expanded (Berrett-Koehler 2008)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Golden Gate Room, Fort Mason Center, Building A

Free admission; light refreshments; donations accepted. Signed books available for $30.

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Join us for a special evening of conversation with Harrison Owen, the originator of the Open Space process, and obtain your signed copy of the User’s Guide, Third Edition.

Open Space Technology: A User’s Guide details all the practical considerations necessary to create Open Space. Owen examines what types of situations are appropriate for Open Space and what types are not. He goes on to look at nuts-and-bolts issues such as supplies, logistics, who should be involved, and how to go about getting them there.

This Third Edition adds a survey of the current status of Open Space Technology around the world, an updated section on the latest available technology for report writing (a key aspect of the Open Space process), and an updated list of resources.

Harrison Owen is the winner of the 2008 Sharing the Wealth award from the OD Network. The award honors the memory of Kathie Dannemiller, a major force in the founding of OD Network, and the author of a Berrett-Koehler book, Whole Scale Change. It is given to “an individual whose achievements demonstrate their values, innovation and generosity.”

Thanks to Berrett-Koehler for generously underwriting a portion of this author evening.

Part of a series of events in San Francisco:
Open Space Technology Training: July 21-22
World Open Space on Open Space conference: July 23-26

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