"Vincent-Louis, this is truly exciting to hear. Love your innovative approach to the Cafe process, morphing it to "Vision Cafes" and "Value Cafes." I'm also looking at Alison's wonderful note below about…"
"Hi Juanita...and with apologies for the four month gap in responding... Over the past two years I have been using the WC concept extensively in the context of employee engagement during strategic change. I work at a large…"
"I am definitely very interested in more. I created and teach a course at my high school called Science Fiction and Fantasy in Literature and Pop Culture. I begin the course with mythology and have the kids compare creation myths from various…"
""the PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE overlap in a VENN, revealing new insights at their intersection"
Thanks for that highly interesting concept, for communicating with those that learn from a totally visual perspective, gives yet another method…"
"Juanita, bravo! Vincent-Louis, please share more so we can all learn. And it's nice to see how TWC can continue to evolve, taking one new dimensions.
Cheers from cold Muich: outsie it's -15C and inside +14C but with…"
"Hi Vincent...I'd love to learn more about your work with story (and if you combine that with World Cafe??)...can you share a bit about your interests and experience as I share those as well!
"I really like the approach you have taken here Charles. As someone who uses both World Cafe and storytelling in my practice, it has not occurred to me to connect the two as you have here. You have given me a lot of inspiration to experiment with…"
"I stand with you Charles! Bringing the best of the past - not only from myths and tales, but also from buildings, the land etc. - into the present, if only to use the wisdom that is there, and not use it. Also to see the longer timeline, into the…"
"Wow Charles....what a beautiful and transformative reflection. I feel truly honored and blessed by this interpretation (as I did in your original post, by the way). I now understand a lot better the context for this idea of "living…"
I'm attaching the challenge to the group, a wonderful set of elements from the Australian Aborigines and the one page Dream Catcher designed to inspire them to start to write their own myths - and they really stepped into this…"
If we see TIME through the lens of SPACE, than we feel there is a physical distance between the PAST and PRESENT. If we take TIME out from behind the shadow of SPACE, and see it in its own terms, the separation disappears, and the…"
"Oh Charles....this story is so beautiful. Thank you for continuing to innovate and create new opportunities for people to think together about the critical issues of our time.
With love and respect,
In your facilitation, do you use TWC and/or other methods? And are you also working with the "energy" in the room - based on the people showing excitement for one another's thoughts?
Sounds exciting, I'd like to hear more.
Charles, I was lecturing on an advanced course at our program, which is basically about offering the basics for institutional entrepreneurship and institutional design, as well as considering diffences in opportunities across time and space.
Facilitation comes into play in getting people to share knowledge etc. so as to take on opportunities (or to collectively decide to ignore them).
Hello Charles, yes it's important, that World Cafe exists because people are running all over the world and so we can stay in conversation here. I call you after my return to Munich. I hope you feel good. I added to my offer for customers to do important modules for them and our invoice will be sent only in 2010, so we help our customers not only in good times that is what I'm understanding in serious business. So the customer has time enough to change his budget himself - with a little help. All the best Claire