Improving your Scrum Mastery and Leadership Skills with Open Space Concepts
Have you been to an open space and remember how the facilitator’s held that space? Open space facilitators create a space that promotes safety, collaboration, empowerment with little direction and very simple laws. We invite you to explore how open space concepts can improve how we lead our teams.
Outline/structure of the Session
Rough Agenda is as follows:
- Describe Purpose of the session & outcomes we want the participant to leave with
- Collect what the participants would like to get out of the session
- Introduce what is “holding space”
- Activity #1 – Participants will use the TAO of Holding Space to pick a few principles to discuss with each other and the group
- Learning outcome: awareness of the many principles that are out there and how you can use the TAO to improve how you hold space
- Discussion – What are the characteristics necessary for open space facilitators and servant leaders? Why are they so similar? What are the benefits to ourselves and the teams?
- Discussion – Personal Journeys of Facilitator’s and how open space concepts have influence their leadership style. Discussing different tools used for their journey’s.
- Activity #2 - In your small groups, select one person who will be the facilitator. The facilitator will not be participating in the conversation, but rather holding the space for dialogue to occur.
- Learning outcome – facilitators will be feeling what it is like/challenges of holding space
- Discussion – What are the current challenges we face with holding space and how can today’s tools help you with that?
- Wrap Up – Review outcomes that participants wanted – were they all covered? Discussion – What will folks take away from this session?
- what is holding space & how to hold space with their teams
- why holding space is similar to servant leadership
- what are the benefits of holding space
- experience of holding space
Leaders, Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters
Experience with leading a team or part of an agile team.