Wave Rider - The Way of High Performance with Harrison Owen - WORKSHOP

  • 16 Sep 2009
  • 8:30 AM
  • 17 Sep 2009
  • 4:00 PM
  • University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MOH 201


  • 2-Day Workshop: Wave Rider with Harrison Owen
  • 2-Day Workshop: Wave Rider with Harrison Owen
  • 2-Day Workshop: Wave Rider with Harrison Owen
  • Student must provide proof of status
  • Must provide proof of student status

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The MNODN and Human Systems Dynamics Institute (HSD) host Harrison Owen for a program that highlights what leaders need to do to ride the waves of change - to be "Wave Riders."


Superior performance for individuals and groups has become the holy grail for organizations, institutions, and individuals. Metaphors from complexity science help us understand that we live and work in self-organizing systems that seek sustainability in today’s quickly changing and challenging landscape.


The 20-year natural experiment with Open Space Technology has shown that we can use the primal force of self-organization to achieve genuine high performance for ourselves and our organizations. 


In his new book, Harrison Owen describes Wave Riders as those who engage in the self-organizing nature of systems to lead more effectively.


We invite you to join Harrison in an event to explore The Way of the Wave Rider where you will be empowered to:

  • understand your organization as a self-organizing system
  • experience self-organization by participating in an event designed on Open Space Technology
  • understand a role for leaders when they cannot, in fact, control or predict in their organizations
  • learn to ride the waves of change and growth as a leader in a self-organizing system

Tentative Agenda for this 2-Day Workshop:


September 16:

  • 08:30 - 09:00     Registration
  • 09:00 - 09:30     The Leader and the Wave Rider
  • 09:30 - 15:00     Open Space: "Leading for High 
                                 Performance (Theme)
  • 15:00 - 16:00     Griefwork - The Heart and Soul of

September 17:

  • 09:00 - 10:00     The Way of the Wave Rider
  • 10:00 - 15:00     Open Space (theme cont.)
  • 15:00 - 16:00     Closing

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