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Elva Castaneda de Hall
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  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • United States
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Elva Castaneda de Hall updated their profile
Jun 13, 2012
Elva Castaneda de Hall replied to Martin Boerjan's discussion 'Please help further worldwide research into The World Cafe by participating in a short survey for my masters thesis. Read the details below....' in the group Cafe Santa Cruz
"Dear Martin Hello! First, congratulations on beginning your Masters at such an early age. Can you share how your research is going today?  Thanks!  Warmly, Elva"
Jun 13, 2012
Elva Castaneda de Hall liked Dave Shaw's group Cafe Santa Cruz
Jun 13, 2012
Elva Castaneda de Hall joined Dave Shaw's group

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A place for ongoing conversations and organizing collective action coming from the World Cafe group at UC Santa Cruz and beyond!
Jun 13, 2012
Elva Castaneda de Hall liked Robin Postel's discussion From Level 1 to WOW!
Jun 3, 2012
Elva Castaneda de Hall replied to Rick D. Kahn's discussion 'World Cafe' en San Pancho, Nayarit, Mexico' in the group Cafe Latino
"Hola Rico!  No sabes que envidia de la buena me da saber que tienes tu casa en Nayarit. Yo soy Mexicana y extrano mi tierra.  Senti un monton de emociones cuando disfrute de este video en nuestra clase en Fielding. Hasta la proxima!"
May 11, 2012
Elva Castaneda de Hall liked Rick D. Kahn's discussion World Cafe' en San Pancho, Nayarit, Mexico
May 11, 2012
Elva Castaneda de Hall commented on Andrea Dyer's group 'Cafe Bay Area'
"Thank you, Andrea, for taking a moment to share the infrmation about this event with all of us. Happy New year to you and all the members of this community."
Jan 6, 2011
Elva Castaneda de Hall commented on Maria de los Angeles Cinta's group 'Cafe Latino'
"Bienvenida, Claudia, de parte de esta hermana Latina al igual que de todos nuestros colegas de esta comunidad. Saludos, Elva"
Dec 18, 2009
Elva Castaneda de Hall commented on John Inman's group 'World Cafe - Fielding Research Group'
"Dear John, You are highly infectious. I have little immunity against your pernicious line of questioning. THANK YOU ; > ) Elva"
Oct 23, 2009
Elva Castaneda de Hall replied to Carlos Mota Margain's discussion 'Regenerando la Grandeza de México' in the group Palomilla Mexicana
"SE BUSCAN SUPERHEROES Mientras me daba tiempo para reflexionar sobre este reto que nos propone Carlos, me encontré con este ejemplo de como un grupo está "regenerando la grandeza de…"
Sep 12, 2009
Elva Castaneda de Hall left a comment for Eric Johnson Wildbear
"Welcome to this community, Eric! Several members of this community are connected to Fielding. I hope they will introduce themselves to you. You may already know Bo Gyllenpalm and Katrina Rogers, and John Inman. I hope the rest introduce themselves…"
Sep 10, 2009
Elva Castaneda de Hall and Marxe Urteaga are now friends
Sep 9, 2009
Elva Castaneda de Hall commented on Carlos Mota Margain's group 'Palomilla Mexicana'
"Hola, Bella Mujer! Sigo muchas conversaciones deleitandome calladamente y participo a veces. Que red social mas atractiva y encantadora. Y como ha crecido. Gracias de nuevo por invitarme. Estamos en contacto. Un abrazo, Elva"
Sep 6, 2009
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Sep 5, 2009
Elva Castaneda de Hall replied to Alice MacGillivray's discussion 'Connecting with thoughtful practitioners' in the group World Cafe - Fielding Research Group
"Hello, Alice, There is a group of about twelve people connected to Fielding, The World Cafe, and and a desire to connect the two through research. At the moment we are exploring inter-generational differences and ways to deepen the conversation.…"
Sep 5, 2009

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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:
Host, Sponsor, Participant
If you are new to the World Cafe, would you please share how you heard about this community?
I recently completed The World Café Signature Learning Program Level Two at Fielding Graduate University facilitated by Amy Lenzo and Bo Gyllenpalm and my appreciation for the World Cafe has deepened even more. I highly recommend everyone, even experts World Cafe expert practitioners, participate in the next one.
What field is the primary focus of your World Café work (ONLY CHECK AREAS WHERE YOU ARE ALREADY ACTIVELY USING WORLD CAFE PLEASE)?
What knowledge, skills or resources would you like to contribute to the World Café community to help it grow and flourish?
I have experience in human, group and institutional values measurement. I can analyze documents to determine the values priorities and the worldview or paradigm the writer is coming from. I am a short-term coach, university instructor, and learner. I can make the Values Technology theory, outputs and pedagogy to this community for its own development as a community.
What would you most like to receive from this community?
I would like to visit the site occasionally and see what is going on. I would like to learn more about the World Cafe as it is being applied online and make some new friends.
Would you like to share a Web or Blog address?

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At 5:10am on March 6, 2010, Jose Alvarez-Cornett said…
Yo viví en Bay Area en los 80´s y visité Santa Cruz varias veces, pero vivía, primero, en SF y, luego, en Berkeley.
At 12:17pm on August 5, 2009, Claudia Jeannette Chaparro Salaz said…
Elva, que deliciosa bienvenida.
Bueno ya sabes en tu proxima visita a Bogota, ya tendras una pesona mas con quien compartir una rica conversacion alrededor de un suave cafe colombiano
Un saludo
At 4:07pm on August 4, 2009, Luisa Elena Sucre said…
Gracias por tu cálida bienvenida Elva! Este grupo me está haciendo sentir "como en casa"... A la orden por aquí en Caracas, pero no te recomiendo adentrarte en mi amado país en estos momentos tan convulsionados...
At 12:10pm on August 4, 2009, Juan Luis Walker B. said…
Gracias Elva. Déjame primero procesar bien para que te cuente de aquella experiencia Zen. Ya viene.
Un abrazo.
At 2:45am on July 30, 2009, Alane Quien said…
Hello! Yes I will contact you offline to help you get started with familiarizing yourself on this site!
At 10:36pm on July 29, 2009, Alane Quien said…
hi Elva i will be your mentor here on the world cafe.Looking forward to getting to know you in the days ahead!
At 5:57am on July 29, 2009, juanita brown said…
Hola querida,
We have two new doctoral students beginning in September....and the World Cafe has a research partnership with Fieldings Institute for Social Innovation. So we're beginning to work with the World Cafe as a new qualitative research methodology which co-generates knowledge as well as considering the development of a certificate program in "Conversational Leadership"...

Where are you in your program and what are you focusing on?

Con carino,
At 3:45am on July 27, 2009, juanita brown said…
AND ELVA, something is wrong with the link under your picture so it's hard to write you directly. Can you let Amy or the administrator know about that so when someone clicks on your name they can immediately send you an individual e-mail.
Thanks much,
At 3:44am on July 27, 2009, juanita brown said…
Hola Elva!
Que tan fabuloso verte aqui and how wonderful to discover that you are at Fielding! It will be great to have you join the circle of research andpractice that we're involved in with Fielding.

Very exciting! ...and please give my warmest regards to Brian,
Con mucho carino,


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