I was fortunate to be invited to an NGO Ashiya Kokusai Hiroba to facilitate a session on diversity using open space technology. This organization offers Japanese language and cultural classes to foreigners living in Ashiya city, and they wanted to experience open space technology for its staff members.
This was first time for me to facilitate a session in Japanese, ever. A bit nervous, but all went well thanks to collaborative and polite participants.
The dynamics of the participants was very interesting. Age between pre-teen to over 70s, with different nationalities, I could experience a various diversity in Japanese society. It was impressive to see elder participants are inspired and learning from teenagers, and vice versa.
Thank you, Masa-san, for the photos and invitation to the session. Looking forward to the next one!