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Methods for Strategic Collaboration

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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20% discount for World Cafe Community ~ Phoenix or Berlin for Methods for Strategic Collaboration Foundations Training

Hi all,

You are cordially invited to Phoenix, April 13-16, or Berlin, June 8-11, for the Methods for Strategic Collaboration Foundations Training.  Since 2003, change leaders from 5 continents have enjoyed collaborating while learning about how to blend and scale Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space Technology, World Cafe, Polarity Mapping.  This year, I'm introducing ROC-Return on Collaboration, which builds on the best of Appreciative Inquiry.  

If you are interested in receiving a 20% discount, as a member of the World Cafe Community, please contact me directly at  

More details can be found here:

Warm wishes from the fragrant desert,



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Comment by Luis Carlos Jacobsen on April 8, 2012 at 5:09pm

Grrreat, thanks!

Comment by Luis Fernando Gómez G. on April 7, 2012 at 8:52am

Dear Christine:

I would like to know about "The Moebius Strip" as a model to inspire innovation in business.

Luis Fernando


Comment by Mark Hurych on April 6, 2012 at 4:24pm

Hmm.  This area of innovation is very interesting to me.  I don't think I'll make it to the workshop, but I am very interested in this particular genre of innovation.  I hope to follow along and learn...

Thanks Christine,


Comment by Christine Whitney Sanchez on March 26, 2012 at 9:59am

Hi All,

I've posted an new event in the calendar.  Please feel free to forward or post to anyone you think might be interested.

Cheri Torres and I will be offering Building Strategic Capacity in the Age of Innovation on June 18-20, 2012 in Sioux Falls, SD, USA.

A workshop hosted by Sanford Health

All sectors of our society—healthcare, education, business, and government—are facing enormous challenges today - calling for the adoption, implementation and sustainability of tomorrow’s philosophy and infrastructure. The Information Age and continuous improvement provided us with philosophies and tools for working with data and standardizing processes; it created an economy that is based on the manipulation of information.  This Age is morphing and expanding into the Innovation Age where the norm is continuous change. We are being called to create new frames of mind and approaches that lead to human transformation, collaboration, and innovation as a way of working.

Join Innovation Partners International in June

Develop your ability to respond positively and effectively to continuous change and to build your capacity to engage your members in innovation. You will expand your understanding and ability to:

  • Engage members of the organization in collaborative innovation in response to continuous change and challenge.
  • Reframe problems so that efforts result in rapid and innovative solution-finding.
  • Facilitate small and large groups in strategic planning, systems change, and innovation.

 Learn to use these methods and tools to inspire innovation:

  • i2 Inspired Innovation
  • The Mobius Spiral
  • Open Space Technology
  • World Café
  • Polarity Mapping

Your Presenters

Christine Whitney Sanchez, M.C.

Cheri Torres, Ph.D.

For more information please contact Charlotte Denny-Henley at 605-352-4306 or

Warm wishes from fragrant Phoenix,


Comment by Cheryl Lyon on March 26, 2012 at 6:39am

Luis, I'd be happy to connect on Skype. I'm in the Eastern Time Zone in Canada. Can you figure out a good time to call?  My Skype name is cheryl.lyon

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!


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