Basic supplies needed for Open Space

  • Masking tape / blu-tack
  • Paper and pens
  • Flipchart paper – one set per group

Set up

  • On the bulletin board wall, create a time/space matrix outlining the number of timeslots and rooms available. This will be where the agenda is built. Start and finish times vary based on time available.
  • Make sure that the large room is free from all other furniture. It should be as clean as clear as possible to accommodate the participants. (some groups may prefer to stand during the first part of the session).
  • Post the Four Principles and the Law of Two Feet on the walls of the main room. In a large room, it is useful to have several copies of each of these on display.