Open Space Case Stories and Papers

Tales From Open Space, by Harrison Owen

The New Parish Priest, by Fr. Brian Bainbridge

  • [The New Parish Priest] – Fr. Brian Bainbridge’s account of helping a parish change from a “top-down” entity to a “self-organizing” system – and the way this has happened. Fr. Brian was an active pastor, making 500+ “house visits” in many years, an Open Space consultant and facilitator, in locations around the world, for organizations like the World Bank and A.T Kearney. He was the man who brought Open Space to Australia, and the one person in the world most likely to attend the annual Open Space on Open Space practitioners’ conference. I learned something important EVERY time I sat down to chat with Brian. — Michael Herman

STORIES, the newsletter of the Open Space Insitute (US)

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Some case stories published in At Work magazine (Berrett-Koehler)

Open Space Papers, Event Proceedings and Other Publications

Articles about Self-Organization

Open Space Institute US Giving Back Stories Project