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Congregation: How To

8 Design Patterns for a Transformative Event

Richard D. Bartlett
Mar 9, 2019 · 12 min read

What happened

1. Participant-Created Agenda

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Final negotiations to confirm the Open Space agenda

2. Concentric Hosting

3. Calling Question & Narrative Theme

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Awesome co-hosts (Lucas, me, Nati and Sandra) demonstrating the nautical theme. Photo by Sarah Durlacher

4. Kernel of Trust

5. Retreat Crews

6. Reduce Context Inequity

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Sign posts help people navigate. Photo: Sarah Durlacher

7. Ritual

8. Succession

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Growth on growth on growth. Photo by Sarah Durlacher

Conclusion


Microsolidarity

An open research network developing a methodology to…

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Richard D. Bartlett

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I write about working together (http://richdecibels.com). Loomio cofounder (http://loomio.org). Enspiral member (http://enspiral.com).

Microsolidarity

An open research network developing a methodology to support mutual aid networks

Richard D. Bartlett

Written by

I write about working together (http://richdecibels.com). Loomio cofounder (http://loomio.org). Enspiral member (http://enspiral.com).

Microsolidarity

An open research network developing a methodology to support mutual aid networks

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