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OPEN2FLOW

Open 2 Flow was launched in 2011, with a view to helping organisations to make wiser decisions, increase innovation, and improve work, communication and cash flow by engaging the hearts and minds of its members and clients. Our focus is on instilling a lean-flow integrated thinking to improve both productivity and sustaninability.

Our approach to leadership is holistic and partcipative - with a focus on tapping into a group's innate cobollarative wisdom, to achieve innovation and wiser leadership in the face of complexity, diversity and uncertainty.

VISION: We want to see:
- A world with organisations governed by all its members openly, inclusively and equivalently.
- Peaceful relations across borders through cross-cultural understanding.
- Collective wisdom enabling a leaner, smarter and more sustainable world.

MISSION: To achieve our vision our purpose is to
- train leaders in more open, lean and collaborative styles of governance,
- coach entrepreneurs in engaging the hearts and minds of their staff & clients, and
- facilitate organisations in making wiser more sustainable decisions.


AIMS: To achieve our mission we seek to delivering high quality services in:
- Facilitation (Sociocracy, intercultural simulations, Open Space)
- Workshops (online, groups interaction) & interactive learning materials
- Consultancy in lean workflow turnarounds & collaborative decision-making

VALUES:
We value peace and harmony, truth and honesty, equivalence of humans, dignity and integrity, and collaboration towards the common good.
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Open2Flow training courses

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  • Study level: Multiple levels
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Customised | Online
REVIEWING PROPOSAL TO CONSENT (Module)
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Series D: SOCIOCRACY: DYNAMIC POLICY-SHAPING & MEETINGS - 1. Collaborative Proposals D-14: REVIEWING PROPOSAL TO CONSENT   (1-hour Teleclass) Consolidation workshop - opportunity for more practice of facilitating consent decision-making, including managing concerns and objections, and kneading improved solutions.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 1 hour
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOCRACY (Module)
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Series E:  PEOPLE MANAGEMENT – HITOZUKURI – Respecting All E-4: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOCRACY (DYNAMIC GOVERNANCE) (1-hour Teleclass) This is an introduction and overview of the basic principles of sociocracy, why sociocracy is relevant, its benefits and how it can be applied. Circle method, way of circle Double linking of circles Consent-based decisions Elections by consent Governing by feedback loops Who for: This workshop module is for people working in organizations like companies, government, healthcare, academia, and enterprises; or for consultants, trainers and specialists, who want to get an overall introduction to and understanding of sociocracy, where it has been and can be applied.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 1 hour
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
LEADERSHIP CRISIS - DO WE REALLY NEED MORE HEROES? (Taster Module)
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Series E:  PEOPLE MANAGEMENT – HITOZUKURI – Respecting All E: DO WE REALLY NEED MORE HERO LEADERS?  (1-hour Teleclass) Many share the view that there is a leadership crisis - yet the implied view is that we need new, better leaders who can lead us out of our current societal, economic and political mess, it's all because we don't have good leaders. But is this really so? Do we really need more heroes, more of the same? Or wouldn't it be better to consider how we all together, collectively can organise and lead ourselves.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 1 hour
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
POLICY DEPLOYMENT (Hoshin Kanri) (Module)
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Series E:  PEOPLE MANAGEMENT – HITOZUKURI – Respecting All E-3: POLICY DEPLOYMENT (HOSHIN KANRI)  (1-hour Teleclass) Hoshin Kanri (Policy or Strategy Deployment / Alignment) is a Japanese way of governing an organisation. It uses the practice of catchball conversations in order to capture the collective wisdom of the whole organisation.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 1 hour
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
FORMING A FULL PICTURE OF AN ISSUE (Module)
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Series D: SOCIOCRACY: DYNAMIC POLICY-SHAPING & MEETINGS - 1. Collaborative Proposals D-11: FORMING A FULL PICTURE OF AN ISSUE (1-hour Teleclass) Facilitating the process for a group to form a comprehensive picture of a problem, viewed from various perspectives, in order to find a solution easily: brainstorm popcorn eliciting using cards grouping & prioritising consenting completeness Who for: This workshop module is for people working in organizations like companies, government, healthcare, academia, and enterprises; or for consultants, trainers and specialists, who want to learn techniques for forming a full picture of an issue before tackling it.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 1 hour
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
LEAN, DYNAMIC AND AGILE ORGANISATIONS (Module)
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Series E:  PEOPLE MANAGEMENT – HITOZUKURI – Respecting All E-5: LEAN, DYNAMIC AND AGILE ORGANISATIONS (1-hour Teleclass) Exploring how lean-flow (routine work), agile (development work) and sociocracy (dynamic co-governance) complement each other well. Circle structure Inclusivity and consultation Co-creating vs problem-solving Lean & agile operations in sociocratic spirit Who for: This workshop module is for people working in organizations like companies, government, healthcare, academia, and enterprises; or for consultants, trainers and specialists, who want to understand the distinction and areas of overlap between agile, dynamic and lean, while maintaining deep respect for all employees.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 1 hour
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
BASICS OF LEAN ORGANISATION (Module)
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Series A: INTRODUCING LEAN-FLOW THINKING   A-2: BASICS OF LEAN ORGANISATIONS  (1-hour Teleclass) The basic principles behind lean thinking: The 3 P's: Purpose, Process and People.     Purpose: Vision, values, deploying strategy     Process: Horizontal pull flow, visualisation     People: Engagement, Kaizen, Gemba, team spirit Who for: This workshop module is for people working in organisations like companies, government, healthcare, academia, and entreprises; or for consultants,  trainers and specialists, who are seeking an understanding of lean organisations, and have implemented or are considering implementing lean-flow systems in their organisations.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 1 hour
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
VALUE STREAM MAPPING (Module)
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Series B: LEAN-FLOW OPERATIONS - 1. Total Flow Management B-11: VALUE STREAM MAPPING (1-hour Teleclass) The basics of Value Stream Mapping: Horizontal Flow Value streams How to map a value stream How to create pull system Removing non-value adding steps Flow accounting Role of sales & marketing Who for: This workshop module is for people working in organizations like companies, government, healthcare, academia, and enterprises; or for consultants, trainers and specialists, who are seeking an understanding of the basic backbone of lean-flow systems, that is the customer value stream, and how to map this horizontal stream out, in order to improve it.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 1 hour
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
LEVELLED FLOW MANAGEMENT (Module)
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Series B: LEAN-FLOW OPERATIONS - 1. Total Flow Management B-13: LEVELLED FLOW MANAGEMENT (1-hour Teleclass) Creating a pull levelled flow in work: Just in Time, no WIP One piece process (TAKT) Small batch Heijunka and levelling SMED Fluctuation management Nagare relay Lead time reductions Who for: This workshop module is for people working in organizations like companies, government, healthcare, academia, and enterprises; or for consultants, trainers and specialists, who want to know how to iron out the troughs and valleys in their operations which so typically causes inefficiencies, cost increases and longer delivery times.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 1 hour
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
DYNAMIC POLICY-SHAPING AND EFFECTIVE MEETINGS (Course)
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Series D: SOCIOCRACY: DYNAMIC POLICY-SHAPING & MEETINGS D: DYNAMIC POLICY-SHAPING and MEETINGS (10 one-hour teleclasses) This 10 x 1-hour module course teaches a very effective form of joint problem-solving which enables groups to look at issues from multiple perspectives and tapping into collective wisdom, as well as how to run better more efficient meetings which are fun and effective. The ten modules are: D-1: Collaborative Proposals D-11: Forming a full picture of an issue D-12: Jointly forming proposals D-13: Selecting from multiple options D-14: Reviewing proposal to consent D-15: Creating dynamism in decisions D-2: Effective circle meetings D-21: Opening a circle meeting D-22: Closing a circle meeting D-23: Preparing a circle meeting D-24: Concluding a meeting D-25: Trouble-shooting in meetings Who for: This workshop module is for people working in organizations like companies, government, healthcare, academia, and enterprises; or for consultants, trainers and specialists, who are those seeking a better way of teams tackling challenges and a more efficient way of running meetings which really mean something to all involved.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 10 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
GEMBA MANAGEMENT (Module)
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Series E:  PEOPLE MANAGEMENT – HITOZUKURI – Respecting All E-1: GEMBA MANAGEMENT (1-hour teleclass) Importance of management being routed in the workplace where the work takes place, the gemba. Gemba-Genjitsu-Genbutsu Gemba walk Principle of Go look, ask why and show respect Deep listening of staff No remote control management Turnaround specialist's secret tool: gemba Who for: This workshop module is for people working in organizations like companies, government, healthcare, academia, and enterprises; or for consultants, trainers and specialists, who want to gain a deeper understanding of what is really happening where the work gets done, in a respectful way, in order to encourage continuous improvement.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 1 hour
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
LEAN DYNAMIC PEOPLE MANAGEMENT (Course)
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Series E:  PEOPLE MANAGEMENT – HITOZUKURI – Respecting All E: LEAN DYNAMIC PEOPLE MANAGEMENT (5 one-hour teleclasses) This 5-module course is an overview of people-centred leadership, with a particular focus on how its principles may be applied in your workplace. The five modules are: E-1: GEMBA Management E-2: Zen-jidooka (Total Autonomation) E-3: Policy Deployment (Hoshin Kanri) E-4: Introduction to Sociocracy (aka dynamic governance) E-5: Lean, Agile and Dynamic organisations Who for: This workshop module is for people working in organizations like companies, government, healthcare, academia, and enterprises; or for consultants, trainers and specialists, seeking an understanding of people development and empowering approaches to people management and who want to learn working with people of different perspectives by respecting them, and thereby getting the best out a team.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 5 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
KANBAN SYSTEM (NAGARE CARD) (Module)
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Series B: TOTAL LEAN-FLOW OPERATIONS - 1. Total Flow Management B-12: KANBAN SYSTEM (NAGARE CARD)  (1-hour Teleclass) This 1-hour interactive group tele-class (phone) workshop explores the lean-flow Kanban system (aka Nagare Card or flow card) used in lean flow systems.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 1 hour
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
STANDARDISATION (Module)
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Series B: LEAN-FLOW OPERATIONS - 2. Total Productivity Management B-21: STANDARDISATION  (1-hour Teleclass) The importance of standardising work: Standardisation Meaning of operation standards Interchangability Multi-functional operators Iteration of standards through Kaizen 3 factors Who for: This workshop module is for people working in organizations like companies, government, healthcare, academia, and enterprises; or for consultants, trainers and specialists, who seek to understand how to maintain consistency in the products and services while at the same time not killing innovation and operational improvements.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 1 hour
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
JOINTLY FORMING PROPOSALS (Module)
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Series D: SOCIOCRACY: DYNAMIC POLICY-SHAPING & MEETINGS - 1. Collaborative Proposals D-12: JOINTLY FORMING PROPOSALS (1-Hour Teleclass) Facilitating a group in order to generate and shape proposals from a full picture of the issues.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 1 hour
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
SELECTING FROM MULTIPLE OPTIONS (Module)
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Series D:  SOCIOCRACY: DYNAMIC POLICY-SHAPING & MEETINGS - 1. Collaborative Proposals D-13: SELECTING FROM MULITIPLE OPTIONS  (1-hour Teleclass) Applying the unique open process of electing roles to choosing from multiple options.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 1 hour
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
ZEN-JIDOOKA (TOTAL AUTONOMATION) (Module)
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Series E:  PEOPLE MANAGEMENT – HITOZUKURI – Respecting All E-2: ZEN-JIDOOKA (TOTAL 'AUTONOMATION')  (1-hour Teleclass) Zen-Jidooka is the principle of automation and autonomy in one for and by all. It refers to processes where issues automatically get picked up and feed back to the source.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 1 hour
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
TOTAL LEAN-FLOW OPERATIONS (Course)
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

B.  TOTAL LEAN-FLOW OPERATIONS B: TOTAL LEAN-FLOW OPERATIONS (10 one-hour teleclasses) This 10 x 1-hour module course looks at the various practical principles of lean thinking for organisations, with a particular focus on how its principles could be applied in your workplace.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 10 hours
  • Study mode: Online