WOULD AN EXTRA DOSE OF CREATIVITY, SYNERGY AND INNOVATION
BE VALUABLE TO YOUR ORGANIZATION ?
OUR TEAM OF PROFESSIONAL FACILITATORS OFFERS YOU A FORM OF GATHERING
THAT WILL ALLOW YOUR ORGANIZATION TO FEEL STRONG AND INVENTIVE!
So that your members inspire each other, create a support network and find solutions together.
Congresses and online conferences
To share and discover the richness of your experiences , individual and collective, in the greatest freedom.
To network and develop new collaborations.
Ad Hoc strategic meetings (180 minutes)
To brainstorm, ask questions to each other, solve big problems.
Quarterly off-site meetings (1/2 day to 2 days)
To breathe and take a step back. To answer questions such as:
How might you work better together? How might you better satisfy your customers?
What will your strategy be for the next 3 years?
Serge Bouchard, Expert in business and operations management
Watch how Open Space Technology works in 35 seconds!
Annick Corriveau's purpose is to bring people together and allow Life to emerge.
Gently, she creates meeting spaces that are stimulating and accessible to all, where people from all over the world come together around communities of ideas to share and enrich themselves with the wisdom and experience of those present.
Her favorite meeting tool is Open Space Technology, which allows organizations to tap into the more-than-sufficient intelligence and expertise they already have.
For more than 10 years, she has shown the extraordinary power of Open Space Technology to create a better future for organizations and communities.
Over the years, she had the pleasure to contribute to the expansion of community, commercial, municipal, artistic, environmental, youth and First Nations organizations.
As a writer, she communicates the wonders of a life lived in connection with the Heart. Strong from a long experience in communications, she also coordinates exciting projects aimed at promoting Quebec culture and the French language.
Annick Corriveau, Consultation and mobilization specialist
Funda Oral Toussaint is a dedicated facilitator with a proven track record of creating engaging and inclusive decision making environments.
She has 15 years of experience facilitating workshops, training sessions and group discussions for diverse audiences.
Her approach to facilitation is rooted in active listening, empathy, and adaptability.
She is skilled at assessing group dynamics and tailoring her facilitation style to ensure that everyone's voice is heard.
She believes that effective facilitation is about empowering individuals to discover their own insights and solutions.
Her mother tongue is Turkish, she can fluently speak French and English. She can understand German and Italian.
For more information, please click here!
Funda Oral Toussaint
Harold Shinsato is the principal of Shinsato Shift, LLC, which supports shifting organizations and individuals towards higher function and effectiveness.
His company has supported a diverse set of enterprises like TDAmeritrade, Ascensus, Intuit, Capital One, University of Montana, Oregon State University, the Agile Coaching Institute and more.
As a certified professional coach of over ten years, and with a strong technical background having a computer science degree from MIT and having worked with Xerox PARC in the earlier years of the information age, Harold has gotten his hands dirty in the bits and bytes of software as well as the much harder issues of people and organizational dynamics.
Harold has spoken and keynoted at conferences, founded and facilitated an annual Open Space unconference in his Montana community, Missoula BarCamp, for 7 consecutive years, helped found Montana Code School and taught several cohorts there, co-authored the Open Space Agility Handbook, as well as software patent 6108698.
He is also a board member of the Open Space Institute-U.S. which encourages the practices and philosophy of powerful structures like Open Space Technology for freeing human productivity in service of higher aims.
Harold Shinsato, Principal of Shinsato Shift, LLC.
Montana, United States
Rijon Erickson offers custom-tailored management consulting, creative problem solving and group facilitation, as well as team and individual coaching.
He has over 20 years of experience leading and contributing to enterprise-scale information technology teams and projects.
Rijon brings a unique creative spirit deeply inspired by his education and experience as a professional jazz musician.
He has an intimate experience with personal transformation, based on his recent experience recovering from Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma.
For more information, please click here!
Rijon Erickson, Management Consulting
and Executive Coaching.
Executive Director writes:
"The debates were lively and stimulating and everyone came away optimistic.
Annick Corriveau, the facilitator of the event, explained the framework and the participants were thrilled by the process since they were the ones who suggested the topics for discussion and led their own group."
Jocelyn Proulx, Cultural Development Officer, MRC de Drummond writes:
"The organisation of the Open Space Technology event has proven to be very effective in terms of saving time and resources.
Annick Corriveau's clear and precise facilitation allowed the participants to express themselves freely in a context that was both structured and flexible."
Martine Lévesque, Executive Director writes:
"Open Space Technology promotes everyone's contribution and responsibility, it promotes the integration of different people and gives room for a plurality of points of view.
The approach is very participatory. It engages participants and leads to free exchanges that invite unusual encounters and bold speeches."
Guy Garand, general manager
“Annick Corriveau offers an innovative approach that promotes the participation of citizens in the emergence of solutions.
We are really very satisfied with Open Space Technology and we recommend it to stimulate citizen participation in the decision-making process. »
Alain Côté, General Manager
“All the participants present appreciated this new format of free discussion while allowing them to put forward very interesting ideas.
For us, it was a first experience which proved to be an added value to our process of finding solutions.”
François Raymond, Student
“I strongly recommend the Open Space technology formula… it allows participants to express themselves freely on subjects that interest them and do so with respect.
As I have experienced the formula myself, I can assure you that it is very enriching and gives everyone the chance to actively participate.”
Pascal Gagnon, President
“During the meeting for the energy meetings in Rimouski, I had a different and truly enriching experience.
Starting from the premise that all participants in this type of meeting are experts, even the novices, allows us to obtain surprising results.
We left the meeting with a report already produced and some very interesting findings.
I recommend this method to all federated organizations which must set up concerted actions by a large number of diverse and different actors.”
Rose-Anne Gosselin from the First Nations Human Development Commission of Quebec (FNHRDCQ) writes:
“By introducing us to Open Space techniques, Ms. Corriveau allowed us to prepare ourselves adequately and to welcome participants with confidence and enthusiasm...
Open Space techniques allowed us to share and discover the richness of our experiences , individual and collective, in the greatest freedom.
The contribution of each and everyone, essential to achieving the objective of the meeting, was acknowledged.
We are grateful to Mrs. Corriveau for having accompanied us in this experience which translates into a collective project for the years to come.”
Serge Rock, Regional Coordinator writes:
“The Open Space Technology event was a first with young people from the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador. Despite the fact that we worked in both official languages (French and English), there were no communication problems.
The young people were very dynamic and found a way to make themselves understood easily.
This tool allowed us to talk about, yes, problems, but more importantly, solutions, at the same time.
Young First Nations people have appropriated this extraordinary tool that is Open Space Technology. We quickly noticed that this was part of their origins and their roots.
I recommend the services of Ms. Annick Corriveau to anyone who wishes to take advantage of this technology for any event aimed at involving those present.”
Catherine St-Yves, Student
“Mrs. Corriveau has an original and well-adapted approach to young and older alike.
Her dynamism shines through in her facilitation marked by rigor, respect and complicity.”
Inspired by the First Nations’ traditions, Open Space Technology is a high-performance meeting format that offers great freedom of action and expression to participants.
The agenda is created on the spot, according to the topics your people are passionate about.
The event goes on at the rhythm of discussion circles which are created and then dissolved.
Open Space Technology is a powerful co-creation tool which allows us to explore all possibilities and initiate a flow of actions like no other!
Initiated in the US by an organisational consultant named Harrison Owen, Open Space Technology has been successfully used in more than 100 countries since 1985.
Open Space Technology is inspired by meetings in a small village in West Africa in the late 1960s. All villages from that region were arranged in a circle shape with an open space in the center. Around a circle, participants can simply be with each other, face to face. There is no separation between those who listen and those who speak. The circle creates communication and is a fundamental part of First Nations traditions in North America and around the world.
The initiator of Open Space Technology, Harrison Owen, observed while he was a photojournalist that during celebrations in this village, the circle came to life as dancers, drummers, musicians and religious and political leaders would stand around the circle with the villagers and intervened harmoniously inside the circle in a kaleidoscope of colors, rhythms, speeches and songs. In the end, the villagers dispersed. It was as if the village was breathing. An important meeting had been held for an entire village, without a planning committee.
The geometry of the circle has therefore become the fundamental element of Open Space Technology, as well as breathing. Two other mechanisms were added: a community bulletin board to identify topics that participants are dying to talk about and a marketplace that brings interests together in an orderly way.
Both are very ancient mechanisms that are part of the human experience and are very easily understood by participants.
So the formula is very simple: Form a circle, take a deep breath, create a bulletin board, open the market place and go to work.
Source: Open Space Technology, a user's guide by Harrison Owen.
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