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Barbara Chan CMC
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  • El Cerrito, CA
  • United States
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Barbara Chan CMC replied to Amy Lenzo's discussion 'First World Cafe Learning Program for Online World Cafes'
"Duble WOW Amy, Andrea M!!! I'm so sorry I could not participate. Do let us know if you will do this again."
Apr 13, 2010
Barbara Chan CMC commented on Andrea Dyer's group 'Cafe Bay Area'
"Envisioning powerful possibilities in action Juanita!"
Apr 13, 2010
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Mar 20, 2010
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1BChan TWC Green Building Cafe

The largest TWC I've hosted was for 350 green building professionals. It was quite challenging because of the space (had huge columns that blocked participant views) and I did not know how to make my flip charts and 4 foot high wall scrolls visible…
Mar 20, 2010
Barbara Chan CMC commented on Christine Whitney Sanchez's video

Seven Principles of World Cafe

"Huge gratitude to Samantha and Christine for putting together this video--clear, compelling, succinct and lovely. Kudos to you and the video team."
Mar 20, 2010
Barbara Chan CMC joined Andrew Devon Clark Castle's group

The art of questioning

This group is for exploring the art of questioning as a way of deepening curiosity and excitement to forward the co-evolution of thought and action around key issues.
Mar 20, 2010
Barbara Chan CMC commented on Amy Lenzo's page Map
"Benjamin, this is SO FANTASTIC! Thank you for helping us see."
Mar 20, 2010
Barbara Chan CMC commented on Andrea Dyer's group 'Cafe Bay Area'
"Thank you for sharing your observations about the congruency--it is heartwarming to witness the alignment taking place in multiple ways and multiple venues around the world. The power of collective intelligence has been emerging for some time, and…"
Feb 16, 2010
Barbara Chan CMC commented on Samantha Tan's group 'US Interagency Council on Homelessness'
"Will someone be posting the insights harvested from each of the regional Cafes? We are looking forward to the one in San Francisco in 2 weeks, and wonder when details will be put forth."
Feb 14, 2010
Barbara Chan CMC joined Samantha Tan's group

US Interagency Council on Homelessness

The USICH is beginning to develop a federal strategic plan around homelessness and is looking to bring the voices of various stakeholders into that process using the World Cafe. This is a new way of working in the strategic planning process for USICH
Feb 14, 2010
Barbara Chan CMC commented on Andrea Dyer's group 'Cafe Bay Area'
"Is anyone willing to share key highlights from the January BASoL meeting?"
Feb 14, 2010
Barbara Chan CMC commented on Chris Chopyak's group 'Art of Harvesting'
"Re Kelvy Bird's comment, "the design of the cafe has built in time to capture harvest at each round - it actually felt quite spacious," people often tell me after a cafe that they wish there was more time allowed for the table harvest…"
Feb 14, 2010
Barbara Chan CMC commented on Chris Chopyak's group 'Art of Harvesting'
"Folks, if I am posting these images in the wrong place, please tellme. I am still trying to find my way around this new TWC site. I welcome your tips for making the captures more meaningful and visually interesting. Thank you! I discovered that the…"
Feb 14, 2010
Barbara Chan CMC commented on Chris Chopyak's group 'Art of Harvesting'
"Because several of you have been so encouraging, I am going to try and upload some of my charts from different cafes and see whether they can be viewed here. The first 2 are Cafe posters for Reduce Your Footprint and a Green Building industry cafes…"
Feb 13, 2010
Barbara Chan CMC commented on Chris Chopyak's group 'Art of Harvesting'
"I like John Inman's method of "harvesting in the middle"--getting participants up, moving and notating on the wall chart is a great idea. I've had them write on large sticky notes and post them on the 4 foot high butcher paper.…"
Feb 11, 2010
Barbara Chan CMC commented on Chris Chopyak's group 'Art of Harvesting'
"It's great to see your graphic chart Kelvy. I'll be supporting the cafe on homelessness in San Francisco next month. And also the images made by Nanna Frank. I illustrate flip charts I prepare in advance, and use some visual notation when…"
Feb 11, 2010

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At 4:18pm on February 15, 2010, John Inman said…
Nice to meet you to Barbara. I hope all is well.
At 11:51am on January 21, 2010, George Pór said…
hi Barbara, you have an amazing memory!

> Are you the same George Por who came to UC Berkeley some years ago when I was the Foreign Scholar Adviser?

Yes I am and I think we met a few times when I was a Visiting Research Fellow or something like that at UC Berkeley but that was more than 30 years ago!

It's good to see you again! Thank you, TWC!
At 8:57am on October 15, 2009, Christine Whitney Sanchez said…
Hi Barbara. Sorry to hear/read of your challenges with Maestro. The calls were recorded, so I'll post that on the MSC group when I get the URL. You might try emailing to get some technical help so that you can get on other calls.
At 2:51pm on July 29, 2009, Amy Lenzo said…
Welcome, Barbara! It's delightful to see you here!


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