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Please join the conversation if you are interested in blending The World Cafe with other methods and models such as Open Space Technology, Appreciative Inquiry, Polarity Management, Spiral Dynamics, Theory U, the Enneagram and more.

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Comment by Luis Carlos Jacobsen on March 25, 2012 at 10:19pm

MAY i talk to you any time on skype?

Comment by Luis Carlos Jacobsen on March 25, 2012 at 10:17pm

hola la   

Comment by Cheryl Lyon on January 23, 2012 at 6:39am

I've viewed all 215+ members. There are surprisingly few in Canada and are far from where I'm located. I find my virtual mates in this online community.

Comment by Ria Baeck on January 23, 2012 at 4:58am

You could check the members of this online community and also on the AoH online community, to see if there are some in your neihborhood; you might be surprised!

Comment by Cheryl Lyon on January 22, 2012 at 7:00am

Yes, Ria,  "mates" are necessary and would be very welcome. I've been looking locally here in my area (Peterborough, Canada). At the same time, I'm hoping that by practising/modelling AoH, Circle etc. others will learn and pick them up too. I guess I'm trying to be a friendly 'virus'!!  And of course, I have online mates like all of you!

Comment by Ria Baeck on January 22, 2012 at 2:26am

Good work Cheryl! and if this work continues, I wonder if you have any 'mates' in your neighborhood? In Art of Hosting we use to say 'find your mates', meaning you need a field (more than one person) to host a field... of course I don't know how many participants you have...

Comment by Christine Whitney Sanchez on January 21, 2012 at 11:17am

Congratulations, Cheryl, for being asked back (and may you get paid)!  And thanks for stimulating such a generative conversation.

Comment by Luis Carlos Jacobsen on January 20, 2012 at 12:54pm

"wHO we are, the people that are here, and what is the high topic that would be relevant to us to put in a aconversation?

Taking into account, the people that are together on a conversation, the the fact of the relations among that human system should be present all time, by hosts.

Sometimes the work is not that complicated if necessary information before the event is gathered...

Thanks for sharing!

Comment by Cheryl Lyon on January 20, 2012 at 11:44am

Huge appreciation to Kaj, Ria and Cliodhna! Kaj, the Generative Conversations piece is beautifully complementary to Compassionate Communications training I'm undertaking. Ria, you got me to the right focus on Purpose and that helped things fall into place. Cliodhna, you reminded me to review my AoH knolwedge and experience. This particular effort was a personal initiative (and a bit of a risk!) arising from a need I saw in my community for various groups working on the same thing to come together for more effective work. They liked what I did in the initial gathering (essentially using Circle Process for building relationships and surfacing what's really on people's mind and hearts) so they asked me back again. Maybe I'll get paid this time :). Again, thanks to you all!

Comment by Kaj Voetmann on January 19, 2012 at 4:51am

I think there are four important questions in the pre-design phase:

  1. Who?
  2. Why?
  3. How?
  4. What?

In general I think the Who should include all the people who has to has to support the realization of the solutions. In strategy processes this is mostly about identifying these stakeholders. It is very common to forget important stakeholder like the customers and suppliers.

They are the only ones who can define the Why, but in general it has to be something that unites all the stakeholders, so I use the attached file as inspiration for how to get the Why to be generative.

The How is a series of more or less parallel conversations that can promote the realization of the Why.

What usually refers to the solutions and sgould according to the rules of engangement in generative dialogue suspend assumptions and goal-orientation. So what should not guide the conversations about the future solutions.

 

 

Generative%20Conversations%20and%20Child%20Health%20in%20Uganda.pdf

 

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