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BASOL’s purpose is to provide a forum for business professionals interested in the application of organizational learning, systems thinking, design principles, and leadership practices in the service of human and ecological flourishing.

If you missed a meeting, click the Past Meetings tab (above) to view notes and links to presentations.

Our next BASOL meeting takes place on 24 June 2016

Exploring the Future of BASOL
with Jim Best

 

Get Tickets Here

BASOL started in 1998. During the past 18 years, we have developed a wonderful community of co-learners and practitioners. This seems a good moment in time to reflect on what is working and design our future going forward. In the past, the BASOL Stewards have met in private to plot strategy. Since we are a participant-centered community, we feel it is important to involve our community members in the direction of the organization. This is your chance to have your voice heard, to step up and take an active role in stewarding BASOL to its next level

Jim Best, whom some of you will remember from December’s Open Mic event, will be joining us to bring his deep expertise in liberating structures to help the BASOL community to talk about how we can continue to be a resource for leading edge thinking as well as to plan for our growth and development.

Session Overview:

  • Review our history and what is working well.
  • Consider how we can attract a more diverse audience to BASOL
  • Use several different Liberating Structures to help us think about and design a good way forward. 

Desired outcomes:

  • Workable ideas for how to involve more business people in BASOL (we are mostly a community of consultants)
  • Clarity on what people want BASOL to provide
  • People step up to keep BASOL going

Attending this session will benefit you if:

  • You are interested in the future of BASOL.
  • You want to learn about Liberating Structures
  • You want to see BASOL continue to thrive and grow
  • You’d like to take a more active role in making BASOL a treasured resource for the Bay Area

 

Jim Best is a Ph.D. candidate at Saybrook University in the Organizational Leadership and Transformation program. Jim’s focus is focus is on the organization, communities of practice, and teams. How do they best collaborate, innovate, and adapt to a radically changing environment in this post-industrial knowledge era? I employ the lens of complex adaptive systems and use the tools of social and organizational network analysis to reveal the underlying structures that drive function and behaviors. Armed with this awareness we can design interventions to help us transform our organizations for better performance and sustainable evolution.

Learn more about Jim here

We hope you will join us to make some BASOL history!

Get Tickets Here

We’ll take the summer off and be back in September.

Contact Ken Homer if you are interested in presenting at BASOL

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and are available through the link above.

If you are an SF ImpactHub member please send an email to 71bdbf5e@opayq.com to request the discount code for a $10 admission.

About BASOL

BASOL’s purpose is to provide a forum for business professionals interested in the application of organizational learning, systems thinking, design principles, and leadership practices in the service of human and ecological flourishing.

BASOL meets 8 to 10x/year – admission to the meetings is $20 in advance or $25 at the door for the general public – SF ImpactHub members pay $10 (advance only). No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Click here to add yourself to the BASOL mailing list – note a blank email will open in your mail program – please add: Subscribe to BASOL in the subject line before sending.

Logistics for this BASOL gathering:

Meetings time is from 10:00AM to  3:00PM

Meeting is at Impact HubSF

Impact Hub  SF is located at 901 Mission Street (at the corner of “Myth and Frission” as Herb Cain used to say) in the San Francisco Chronicle Building. The Powell Street BART station is one block away. Parking is available at the 5th and Mission garage – cost is around $20 to $30 per day. BASOL meetings are open to anyone with an interest in organizational and or transformational learning. Our admission policy is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. ImpactHubSF members can purchase tickets in advance for $10.00 – no one is turned away for lack of funds. A lunch break is included in day. Please brown bag or click here for a yelp list of the many nearby eateries Dialogue and relationship building is encouraged! We look forward to seeing you there.

General Meeting Information and Logistics

Where:

BASoL meets at  ImpactHubSF.

Impact HubSF is located at the corner of Fifth and Mission Streets in the San Francisco Chronicle Building. Powell Street BART is the nearest Station.

When:

Our meetings run from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM and are nearly always held on a Friday.

We do begin and end on time, so please be mindful that arriving late means disrupting both the presenter and the participants.

We average between eight and ten meetings each year.

We do not meet in July or August. We have polled our members and weekdays are preferable to weekends, hence the reason we meet on Fridays and not Saturdays.

Due to presenter commitments we can not schedule for a set date such as the third Friday of the month.

If you are interesting in being a presenter please visit the About Presenting page.

We do break for lunch – bring your own or purchase something from the numerous food purveyors nearby.

Who:

Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in organizational and societal learning. BASoL operates as a recognized fractal of Global SoL – an IRS approved not for profit organization.

Meeting costs:

Meetings are $20 in advance = payable via the Eventbrite link or $25 at the door.

Mailing list:

To join our mailing list, please send an email to Jim Martn – martin @ linway dot org with “Subscribe BASoL” in the subject line.

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