What one thing did you learn during our open space that was of value to you?

Cristina Sette:


+ good discipline of people, time management, good tool, useful for my future work, positive to have option to walk out

– no deeper discussion happened,  missed topics organized in parallel because no face to face feed back from discussion groups that I could not attend


+ made some useful contacts for follow-up

– focus was more on tools, however my inetrest was more on strategies on how to motivate people to share knowledge

Karin Nichterlein:

People had different backgrounds but had similar experiences
Difficult to make choice because of too many choices and conflict of time
The discussions of KS were related to issues within the organization and also KS with different organizations/partners
National/regional perspective are often not considered in KS strategies
I feel trying different techniques I heard of during the open space
I built relationships with people even within my own organization
I had been exposed to open space before, where we had follow up/work plan. The same technique can be used for different purposes
It was a good exchange of knowledge


by N. White / ks workshop
by N. White / ks workshop

Gauri summarizes not only nicely the sessions but gives also an insight on how participants felt about the different group dynamics that have been used.

The annual KM4Dev meeting will be held this year from 18-21 June at the Pousada de Juventude Hostel in Almada, Portugal (just outside Lisbon).

As with previous meetings, KM4Dev wants to use the opportunity of KM4Dev participants – new and old – getting together to discuss real issues with which we are dealing in our ongoing work. In other words, KM4Dev 2008 is meant to bring us together for collective thinking about a range of key challenges, solutions, experiments, and ideas with a view to helping each of us go back to our individual work contexts with renewed energy and new thoughts about how to do what we do – and how to help others with whom we work do what they do – better!

The 3-day meeting will be held in Open Space Format.

More at the KM4Dev Wiki.