Consultant, Facilitator, Educator
O p e n i n g S p a c e

2325 Oregon Street Berkeley, California 94705-1106 USA

+01 510 548-8449


I look forward to learning from and with you. The following is a bit of my background. Please feel free to contact me if I can help you in any way by sharing thoughts, materials, support and community.

I have been an independent consultant, facilitator and Master Level interactive learning specialist since 1974. I have presented and consulted in Brazil, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Canada, Zambia, Spain and the USA with business leaders, university students, faith communities, peacemakers, young people, violence survivors, educators, scientists, prisoners, union and management representatives, conference organizers, researchers, activists and government representatives. I facilitate Open Space meetings, retreats, events and conferences for groups of up to 1500 people, evaluate curriculum and train trainers in interactive learning methods, and present workshops in Open Space Technology, skillsbuilding for NGOs and interactive learning methodology for conferences, organizations and communities.

My clients have included the United States Department of Labor / United States Department of Transportation, the International AIDS Conferences, Glaxo Wellcome / World Health / Centerforce, Catholic Diocese of San Jose, Foundation Consortium, Grupo Pela Vidda (Brazil), Fio Cruz (Brazil), Partnership for the Public*s Health, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Family Health International and the United States Scholar-Athlete Games and the President*s Commission on National and Community Service.

I have been involved in AIDS education since 1985, and I am still involved in facilitation and interactive learning consultation for major international AIDS programs.

Currently I am on the Board of the Open Space Institute of the United States.

Welcome to Ncdd Wiki! Hope you don't mind that i wikified a few things on your page here. I'm planning some time next week to look at more of your excellent input. --JohnAbbe

Hey, John - thank you so much for wikifi-ing my page. I appreciate it. I now have some photos of the Open Space process at my website --LisaHeft

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  --Michel Bauwens (Not signed in).....Sun Jan 31 00:53:33 -0800 2010

The Bohm Dialogue, especially Collective Reflection has significance for me in terms of artistic critique and dialogue.

If one wanted to connect this to Jungian thought I'd relate to that.

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