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Integrating Open Space Technology and Dynamic Facilitation (PLA 53)

Phil Howard, Tim Galarneau, Jan Perez, and Dave Shaw recount their experiences of integrating two approaches to participatory meeting facilitation: open space technology and dynamic facilitation. Open space allows participants to guide meetings creatively and spontaneously. But documenting such meetings is not always easy, with implications for implementing decisions made by participants afterwards. By combining a simple, dynamic facilitation approach with open space, such meetings can retain their flexibility but also document proceedings at the same time.

Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See: www.planotes.org

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