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Finding The Next Steps Towards The Future: How 25 persons started to develop their organisation in half a day.

At the same time when SOL 2010 happened in Bucharest I supported a workshop in Austria - which was one of the reasons why I couldn't attend SOL 2010 (which I regret - especially after having read all those appreciating comments about it!)

On the other hand supporting this workshop for me was a great learning about the strength of OD work based on SF.

I provide you a short outline of this workshop now - you are welcome to read the whole description (in German) with illustrating pictures here:

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25 teacher of a high school located in Tirol wanted to create some ideas how they can develop their school. At the moment the school is working quite good - but: How can this kept? What can be the "journey toward the future"?

Here the outline of this half day workshop:

Sharing the personal resources which are available today => "Resources Fund"

(Die heute Vormittag verfügbaren Ressourcen)

Expectations => "Expectations Wall"

(Die Erwartungen an den Vormittag)

Yes, and …. Palaver => "Recipe for the Energy Soup"

(Ja, und.... Palaver)

"Once upon a future time": A journey with the time machine => "Our Future Wall"

("Es war einmal ... in zwei Jahren...": Eine Zukunftsreise)

Working out specific next steps (parallel teams)

(Erarbeitung konkreter nächster Schritte in die Zukunft)

Preparation: Find topics, let emerge teams

(Vorbereitung: Themen finden, und Teams bilden)

Each team: Visualizing the whished results as a => "product box"

(Die "SchuLschachteln")

Each team: Working out the utmost next step(s) to produce this results

(Die unmittelbar nächsten Schritte in die Zukunft)

Presenting the results of the teams in a => "minimarket"

("Minimarket" der Ergebnisse)

What expectations (see "Expectations Wall") are fulfilled "good enough" now?

(Welche Erwartungen an diesen Vormittag sind jetzt erfüllt?)

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