ERIC Number: ED461017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Peace Corps Tales from Open Space. Information Collection & Exchange T0089.
This volume documents and reflects on the use of Open Space Technology by Peace Corps staff in the United States and in the field. An introduction reviews basic principles and processes of Open Space, which is a meeting and conference process congruent with Peace Corps philosophy, to clarify ways trainers have interpreted, adapted, and used it in conferences and workshops. An abbreviated article examines the fit between the Peace Corps and Open Space. The 15 tales are divided into 3 sections. "Classic Open Space: One to Three Days" consists of the following: "Abidjan and Beyond: Health and Water and Sanitation Workshop"; "Magic in Madang: Asia-Pacific Administrative Officers and Cashiers Conference"; "This is the New Way! Mali Project Review"; "Facilitating a Project Review Using Open Space in Guyana"; "Pura Vida: Costa Rica Urban Youth Workshop"; "Putting Responsibility in its Place: Education and Environment Sector Workshops in Poland and Kyrgyz Republic"; "Opening Space for Volunteer Support: Office of Special Services Benin/Togo, Central African Republic, Western Samoa"; "A Staff Retreat in Open Space in Ecuador"; and "Opening Intermittent Spaces.""Opening Small Spaces: Less Than One Day" contains the following: "Opening Space at Language Coordinators Annual Conferences"; "A Sign of Respect: Opening Space in PSTs and ISTs"; "Open Space at Overseas Staff Training"; and "Opening the Space in Meetings.""Opening Large Spaces: Four Days or More" has two sections: "The Gift of Open Space: Africa Regional Training Managers Conferences" and "Opening Space for Community Entry and Participation in Pre-Service Training in Tonga." Each tale includes descriptions of the event, highlights of features, and a list of advice and lessons learned by facilitators, planners, and participants. Appendixes provides a summary of issues to consider in using Open Space and a sampler of Peace Corps Open Space events. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.