I hosted my first world cafe last weekend as part of an intro to the Transition Towns movement
. It went very well, overall. I'm looking forward to getting some feedback from the table hosts.
As a beginning cafe host, I have a couple of basic questions after this first experience.
1) what do you do with all those paper tablecloths? it's a bit overwhelming. I rolled them up and brought them home. Seems like I ought to type up all the content and share with the group, but that will be extremely time-consuming. Somebody must have a better way to harvest!
2) Speaking of harvesting, what methods do people typically use? Post-its of each person's key learning on the wall? Other approaches? I realize now that we didn't really allow time for harvesting, beyond a fairly brief group conversation at the end about what was most meaningful to people.
Thanks for any input!
Transition Ann Arbor