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Caroline Durand
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  • Montréal, Qc
  • Canada
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Please indicate your World Café experience (ONLY IF YOU HAVE ACTUAL WORLD CAFE EXPERIENCE) in one or more of the following roles:
Visual Recorder, Participant
What field is the primary focus of your World Café work (ONLY CHECK AREAS WHERE YOU ARE ALREADY ACTIVELY USING WORLD CAFE PLEASE)?
Corporate, Community
What knowledge, skills or resources would you like to contribute to the World Café community to help it grow and flourish?
Completing my first year as a graduate student at l'Université du Québec à Montréal, I would describe myself as an artistic, as a creative, curious and passionate person. Through my master’s project, I am actually working on the Art of Hosting and The World Café practices as ways of accompany people, groups and organizations toward emergent change, as well as a collaboration and authentic dialogue facilitating processes.
What is the most fascinating, and this is the particularity of my research, is the link which I think is created when people have conversations and share ideas together within a World Café. It’s all about the core, the nature of that specific link. And, another focus of this research is what appears as a collaboration phenomenon when using the Art of Hosting to intervene in complex organizations. Also, I’m persuaded my research will contribute to the advancement, discovery and development of this practice in a francophone environment.

To add to what I just introduce, I could say that being a French Canadian who has always spoken French, I would like to participate in the development of the Art of Hosting and The World Café in my maiden language. I would also like to add that since I discovered this practice, my desire to understand it fully and maybe one day, bring it to the next level grows deeper everyday.

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At 7:49am on August 25, 2009, Marxe Urteaga said…
Hello!

I would like to invite you to the Café Canada group. To join us, just follow this link.

I’m looking forward to engaging with you there.

Best regards,

Marxe
At 10:53pm on July 29, 2009, Amy Lenzo said…
Dear Caroline,

A warm welcome to you!

Your research ideas sound fascinating and I hope you will join John Inman's group for Graduate Research. He's doing his degree with Fielding, but I think there may be valuable things to share among all the graduate research being done on the World Cafe and other social change technologies.

There are also many native French-speakers here, and it would be wonderful to see that group develop.

There are so many interesting elements to pick up on from your profile responses - I'm so glad you're here! I look forward to what kinds of mutual explorations might emerge for us and to learning more about you.
 
 
 

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