The World Cafe Community
Hosting Conversations about Questions that Matter
Welcome to our growing community. The World Cafe in Canada.
Latest Activity: Nov 16, 2014
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Started by Jenn Scharf. Last reply by Joanna Ashworth Nov 15, 2010.
Thanks for this update Marxe! It reminds me to share this invitation with this community....
Join us this coming Wednesday, November 19th evening in Vancouver BC for creative, generative and inspirational conversation as part of a Pro Action Cafe, sponsored by the Art of Hosting Vancouver Community of Practice and hosted by Amanda Fenton, Caitlin Frost and Chris Corrigan.Register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/vancouver-pro-action-cafe-tickets-14378...…Do you have a vision, an idea, a big plan or a project that could benefit from fresh insights or inspiration?…Are you interested in hearing about projects and ideas being generated by others? Are you willing to share your story, knowledge, experiences, insights, and questions?…Would you like to co-learn with others how to best use Pro Action Café to help ideas make the leap to action?The Pro Action Café is an innovative yet simple methodology for hosting conversations about questions and projects that matter to the people that attend. These conversations link and build on each other as people move between groups, cross-¬‐pollinate ideas, and discover new insights into the questions or issues that are most important in their life, work or community.Participants tabling their projects often leave with new inspiration and ideas to help move their project forward. And all participants have the opportunity to learn and engage in creative conversation.Date: November 19th, 2014Location: Lost + Found Café, 33 W Hastings, VancouverTime: 6pm to 9pmCost: $15 online or $20 at the doorTo support our venue we encourage people to purchase something from their tasty menu - and the food is great! Register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/vancouver-pro-action-cafe-tickets-14378...Plan for surprise and join with like-minded, creative, responsible people. Past participation in Art of Hosting trainings is not necessary to attend; please share with your friends and colleagues.
How wonderful to see what you are doing. Sending you much love, Juanita
I'm just checking in, wondering how are you. I hope everyone is doing great and enjoying this beautiful autumn. I would like to share with you a some projects I've been involved in.
First, the amazing experience my husband and I had using Graphic Recording during the Global Socio-Technical Systems conference in Montreal: http://imixcocreation.com/design/graphic-recording-and-facilitation/ I learned about graphic recording during the World Cafe sessions and it really became important in our practice. Second, I helped a friend to design her World Cafe process with Air Canada, an on-going project since May 2014. I've asked her for a brief summary and some pictures to add them here, but in the meantime, I can say that the initiative has been a success and people are enjoying meaningful dialogue in different cities.
Finally, I'm almost done translating the Art of Hosting website to Spanish. It has been a long project, but really interesting. I'm happy to have more resources available for Spanish speakers.
I found this beautiful poem in our Art of Hosting booklet and I wanted to share it with you:
I will keep the fire in my heart
With the bright face of the moon as my witnessFriends, I promise youThat I will keep the fire in my heart.I will lean into that fireEven if it melts the soles of my shoesEven if it singes my hair and blackens my fingersI will not stopFor our humanity is at stake.There, in the centre of the fire, there where we have always metAre the embers the wise ones have sheltered on our behalf.What we have always known, long in the forgettingIs rising through the flames again.It takes those of us who are the firekeepers,Who are the rocksitters, who have the circle in our blood and boneTo make the shape that calls the others home.We have hidden the patterns in our stories, our poems, our songs In the deepest parts of our being.And we will speak, we will sing, we will dance our wayBack.Even now the plazas beckon. Even now the squares call out For life lived in its fullest expression.You who have been solitary, you who have been aloneRemember this word:Together. - Mary Alice Arthur
Welcome to the group, Chiara! I'm happy to announce that I have just finished my masters degree and I have now more free time. If anyone is interested in meeting for a coffee, I'll be more than happy to spend some time in a nice conversation!
Do you live close to Montreal? Do you want to visit us this January? Don't miss The Art of (Inter)action on January 10th-12th.
Our dear friends Chris Corrigan and Toke Moller will be here!!
Don't miss the opportunity to meet with other practitioners.
Thank for your your welcome Juanita!
Welcome Chiara! It's great to see you, too, Marcelita and I hope all is going well for you in Montreal. I still think so fondly of our time together in Brazil. And I'm excited to hear about the "Twitter Cafes" -- how fun!
Con mucho carino,
I am new to this online community, but not new at all to holding world cafés. I have participated and organized many. Similar to the Weave document you sent. I simply wanted to say thank you so much for posting this document. It's well put together. It's a gem to practitioners. Thank you! And it's so lovely that you are in Montreal. I am wondering if you are available for a chat on line or in person. I am originally from Montreal, currently living in the Eastern Townships (Knowlton).
Look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks Marxe! I had The Lotus but not The Weave. Lovely!
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