- Would people follow the multiple complexities of the workshop approach?
- Would the folks be ready to accept the idea the change is a journey (hey, these are people sponsored by a German political party!)
- Would participants use the virtual tools that we suggest? Would they be able to handle the technology as suggested?
- Would the network of the hotel hold?
Well, we had a couple of technical issues but those were minor. The workshop concept worked perfectly. These were the steps of today
1. Warming up - asking particpants to mingle and to talk about what they are passionate about and what they want to take responsibilty for during the workshop
2. Setting up the six reporting groups and asking them to define their objectives and working procedures
3. Having short presentations to share the project work of the people from different countries (my personal highlight: A documentary about Jakarta garbage collectors, which was shown at the Berlin Film Festival: "The Wanderers"). See all presentations at http://www.slideshare.net/changews. See also the Podcasts of Friedrich Nauman Foundation Philippines at http://www.fnf.org.ph/podcast/index.html
4. I did a short presentation on Why Change Has Changed, which evoked a great discussion about steerability of change processes: http://www.slideshare.net/changews/why-change-has-changed
Why Change Has Changed
5. At 16h00, people went into their reporter groups and produced photos: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=fnasia, a podcast, a series of blog postings, and a video which yet has to be uploaded.
The Blogger Team in Action
Tomorrow is Open Space, all day long, on the theme
Increasing the impact of our work: Promoting freedom and responsibility in Asia
Here is a screenshot of our common platform which is filled with articles continually (I still work on that it will be made public):