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Adriano Pianesi
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Adriano Pianesi's Conversations

A brief story that illustrates the core of the World Cafe?

Started this conversation. Last reply by Stefan Tilg (alias Farnik) Dec 14, 2009. 6 Replies

A conversation about UNLEARNING...

Started this conversation. Last reply by Franis Engel Jun 11, 2010. 9 Replies


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An event by Adriano Pianesi was featured

Leader-SHIFT: A Conversational Leadership Lab about Innovation at Crowne Plaza Hotel Washington - National Airport

April 7, 2011 at 4pm to April 8, 2011 at 5pm
with David Isaacs, World Café and Clearing Communications;and Adriano Pianesi, ParticipAction Consulting, Inc. What if true leadership is more about “unlearning” and “stop doing” than adopting yet another management concept? What if true leadership in today’s learning organizations relies more on hosting and facilitating meaningful strategic conversations and knowledge sharing than on directing and controlling people's work? What if true leadership involves embracing complexity by widening the…See More
Mar 14, 2011
Adriano Pianesi replied to Gerardo de Luzenberger's discussion 'on harvesting'
"Gerardo: Thanks for your question. And for your help back in Milan. I recommend  less than 4 questions and a powerful first question that raise the bar and move them intro possibility thinking (may be appealing on their pride or call to do what…"
Dec 17, 2010
Kent Porter commented on Adriano Pianesi's event 'Leader-SHIFT: A Conversational Leadership Lab for Nurturing Innovation'
"Should you ever conduct a session in San Diego, please let me know."
Nov 5, 2010
Adriano Pianesi posted a discussion

UNLEARNING : the corauge to take the journey to Chaos and back

I would like to share an article I have published with the THE SYSTEMS THINKER on the subject of unlearning.I look forward to your comments and feedback on the article and on how the World Cafe' contributes to the learning/ the unlearning/the relearning of being engaged together in meaningful collabiorative action. Hugs to the entire World Cafe' Community    See More
Oct 15, 2010
Adriano Pianesi commented on Adriano Pianesi's event 'World Cafe' ITALIANO'
"Thanks Amy, I am excited! Thanks Saba! NON VEDIAMO L'ORA ANCHE NOI!"
Oct 15, 2010
Saba Imru commented on Adriano Pianesi's event 'World Cafe' ITALIANO'
"Non vedo l'ora !"
Oct 4, 2010
An event by Adriano Pianesi was featured

World Cafe' ITALIANO at Caffè degli Atellani ,

October 20, 2010 from 10am to 12:30pm
Ciao a tutti,Il World Cafè è arrivato in Italia!Mercoledì 20 ottobre, al Caffè degli Atellani a Milano si svolgerà il World Cafè con il tema: Il Coraggio nelle Organizzazioni.Il World Cafè è una metodologia di conversazione sviluppata negli Stati Uniti e diffusasi presto in tutto il mondo per generare risultati positivi sia nel mondo del business sia in quello delle comunità più diverse.Partecipa gratuitamente a questo unico evento per scoprire come applicare il World Cafè nelle diverse…See More
Sep 24, 2010
Amy Lenzo commented on Adriano Pianesi's event 'World Cafe' ITALIANO'
"Hurrah!! Finally our dream has become real - a World Cafe in Italy! :-) How delightful!"
Sep 10, 2010

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At 3:10pm on March 28, 2011, Susan Debra Hall-West said…

Hi, Adriano --


I hope you received my response via email.  If not, I am very interested in attending the weekend with David Isaacs.  I cannot seem to find information on the event -- is there an attendance fee?  I'd be appreciative if you would let me know, with site to access and/or times, fee, site...  Thanks in advance!


All best,

Susan Hall-West

At 5:56pm on March 17, 2011, Shawneece Hennighan said…

Thank you for sharing. This sounds like a powerful event.  I wish that I could make it, but do have prior engagements.

At 3:36pm on March 17, 2011, Rosa Cecilia Briceno said…

Hi, Adriano. We met at the Cafe with David at Cecilia's in Arlington. I was planning then a Latino cafe on education and it was a great opportunity to get feedback and new ideas for cafe questions. We ended up using two of them and they worked great! Thanks for letting me know abut the event  on April 7 & 8. Do you know where is it going to be held in Arlington? I cannot take both full days from work but would like to attend part of it if possible. How can I get more information about what's planned?

At 3:35pm on March 17, 2011, Dena Hawes said…
Hi Andriano and thank you for making me aware of this event! Innovation and leadership are so much on my mind and I want to attend. Your announcement says at 4:00pm on Thursday and at 5pm Friday. Are there evening hours or is it only open until 4 and until 5pm? What an adorable baby picture! ~Dena
At 12:23pm on March 17, 2011, Peter Fredlake said…
I have a cafe in Seattle next week and I'm in Dallas for work April 6-8. Thanks for the heads-up.
At 8:38am on March 17, 2011, Deidra Dain said…
Thanks for the invite Adriano... Interestingly, I'm hosting a cafe on April 7! Best of luck. I am interested in more Cafe local events.
At 8:58am on January 15, 2011, M Kalani Souza said…
Been gone working on Global Non Killing and Climate issues.  Bacxk to site, sorry so long to accept.  Hope the new year is going great for you and furthermore hope we get to play together in 2011.  Aloha mai.
At 6:05am on December 16, 2009, Peter Fredlake said…
I've been out of the loop for a while, but yes, I'd be interested in a DC WC group.
At 12:44pm on November 12, 2009, Chris Chopyak said…
Hey Adriano - Chris here in the DC area with Strudel from Vienna - I hear you are doing your cafe in Milan! Its so great - when can my husband and I met you? Chris Chopyak
At 9:13pm on October 26, 2009, Elli Nagai-Rothe said…
Hi Adriano, great idea! I'd like to be included somehow, but am hesitant about adding additional commitments to my plate right now. I'd be open to talking further with you about your idea.



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