Maine Drone Society is a collaborative pursue with a strong social responsibility to preserve and nurture a future economy.

Here are our open space principles and one law.  

Open Space Technology (OST) is an approach the Maine Drone Society uses to foster purpose-driven leadership, including a way for hosting community events, focused on a specific and important task - but beginning without any formal agenda, beyond the overall purpose or theme.  

 

Our Social Enterprise has a core mission to the benefit of the members who show up, learn, teach and make a genuine effort move those around them forward in a meaningful way.

 

     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Space_Technology

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_enterprise

 

What to expect

 

  • All of the topics most important to those attending our meetup will be raised and included our calendar listed here: https://www.meetup.com/Maine-Drones-Society/

  • All of the issues raised will be addressed by the participants best capable of getting something done about them. 

  • All of the most important ideas, recommendations, discussions, and next steps will be documented.

  • When the purpose requires, and time is allowed for it, the group can prioritize the content added on mainedrones.org. 

  • When the purpose requires, and time is allowed for it, the group can draft action plans for the highest priority issues.


The Maine Drone Society follows OST principles when executing our our events.  This means that regardless of the overall topic of the event you can count on the following happening:

Guiding Principles

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Whoever comes is the right people.

Reminds us that they don't need a President  and 100 people to get something done, you need people who care. 

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Whenever it starts is the right time.

Reminds us that "spirit and creativity do not run on the clock."

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Wherever it is, is the right place.

Reminds us participants that space is opening everywhere all the time. Please be conscious and aware.


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Whatever happens is the only thing that could have, be prepared to be surprised! 

Reminds us that once something has happened, it's done—and no amount of fretting, complaining or otherwise rehashing can change that. Move on. The second part reminds us that it is all good.

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When it's over, it's over (within this session)

Reminds us that we never know how long it will take to resolve an issue, once raised, but that whenever the issue or work or conversation is finished, move on to the next thing. Don't keep rehashing just because there's 30 minutes left in the session. Do the work, not the time.


The One Law:

Drones are good

If at any time during our time together you find yourself in any situation where you are neither learning nor contributing to using drones for good, use your two feet, go someplace else.  

 


What is a Social Enterprise?

Maine Drone Society members collaborate in a social enterprise by applying commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being, this includes maximizing social impact alongside profits for external shareholders.


It's up you....  2017 Event Survey

The Maine Drone Society Open Space Guide calls for all of the topics most important to those attending our meetup will be raised and included our calendar.   This means it is up to society members to bring forward the topics most important to them. 

To suggest an event, you only need to care enough to participate in the learning experience and offer it so others may learn with you. 

 Remember this, whoever else attends the event is the right person, where it starts is the right time,  Wherever it is, is the right place.  Please take the 2017 event survey and suggest a idea you are interesting in sharing.   Please take the 2017 event survey and suggest a idea you are interesting in sharing with our community.