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Graeme Stuart
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  • Newcastle, NSW
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A World Cafe about having a sustainable Christmas

Started Nov 27, 2013 0 Replies

At a recent Transition Newcastle meeting we hosted a World Cafe exploring ways in which we could have a more sustainable Christmas. We had 22 people engaged in meaningful conversations. It was…Continue

World Cafe as a research methodology

Started Nov 3, 2013 0 Replies

I recently hosted a World Cafe when I was asked to conduct a focus group with some international students. While it wasn't a formal research project, it demonstrated how it would work very in formal…Continue

How long do you like to allow for conversations in a World Cafe?

Started this conversation. Last reply by Amanda Fenton Apr 1, 2014. 4 Replies

I was wondering how long you like conversations to be when you host or participate in a World Cafe? I think I have a fairly short attention span and like lots happening so I feel quite comfortable…Continue

A step-by-step description of a World Cafe in a school

Started Oct 10, 2013 0 Replies

I thought I would share a step-by-step description of a World Cafe I helped host as part of a primary school visioning process.…Continue

 

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Amanda Fenton replied to Graeme Stuart's discussion 'How long do you like to allow for conversations in a World Cafe?'
"I'm the same, Graeme, it's how I stay in a learning mode of my practice! Keep sharing and keep asking... it benefits us all."
Apr 1, 2014
Graeme Stuart replied to Kirsten Parker-Smith's discussion 'Need feedback regarding an intentional community faced with significant challenges'
"Hi Kirsten What an interesting situation to be involved in. I agree the questions are going to be crucial. I wonder if Appreciative Inquiry (AI) would give some idea about how to frame the questions. AI has been used in a range of contexts so that…"
Apr 1, 2014
Graeme Stuart replied to Graeme Stuart's discussion 'How long do you like to allow for conversations in a World Cafe?'
"Thanks for that Amanda I enjoy hearing about some of the practicalities of how people do things. Graeme"
Apr 1, 2014
E_Gray replied to Graeme Stuart's discussion 'How long do you like to allow for conversations in a World Cafe?'
"Thank you!!! This answer was exactly what I needed--I had a very similar question."
Mar 25, 2014
Graeme Stuart posted a discussion

A World Cafe about having a sustainable Christmas

At a recent Transition Newcastle meeting we hosted a World Cafe exploring ways in which we could have a more sustainable Christmas. We had 22 people engaged in meaningful conversations. It was refreshing to explore some alternatives to the excess that seems to be so much part of an Australian Christmas.Here are some reflections (on the content, not the process) based on the conversations.…See More
Nov 27, 2013
Graeme Stuart posted a discussion

World Cafe as a research methodology

I recently hosted a World Cafe when I was asked to conduct a focus group with some international students. While it wasn't a formal research project, it demonstrated how it would work very in formal research.Love to hear from people using it this way.Some reflections on my experience can be found at http://sustainingcommunity.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/world-cafe-as-a-research-process/Regards GraemeSee More
Nov 3, 2013
Graeme Stuart replied to Yvonne Court's discussion 'Transition Towns' in the group Permaculture, Transition Towns, Sustainability, Regenerative Design, Nature Connection and The World Cafe
"Hi Later this month we are having a World Cafe to discuss how we can have a more sustainable Christmas. We haven't worked out all the questions yet, but it will essentially be around our experience of Christmas and how we try to make it more…"
Nov 3, 2013
Amanda Fenton replied to Graeme Stuart's discussion 'How long do you like to allow for conversations in a World Cafe?'
"Hi Graeme, I'll start with the classic 'it depends' answer - depends on the purpose of the cafe, the harvest, the time available etc.... My general approach is to allow about 20 to 25 minutes for the round, then additional time to…"
Oct 10, 2013
Graeme Stuart posted discussions
Oct 10, 2013
Amanda Fenton replied to Graeme Stuart's discussion 'A World Cafe at an Australian primary school'
"Thanks for sharing this Graeme! Always so nice to read stories of how other people are using World Cafe, their invitation process, questions used, and how they harvest. I love the 'pieces of gold' and will borrow that! Amanda"
Sep 27, 2013
Graeme Stuart replied to Amy Lenzo's discussion 'Introductions'
"Hi  everyone The focus of my work (paid and unpaid) is community engagement and (unpaid) sustainability. In my paid work I'm a lecturer in community engagement at the Family Action Centre, The University of Newcastle (Australia), and focus…"
Sep 24, 2013
Graeme Stuart posted a discussion

A World Cafe at an Australian primary school

We recently held a World Cafe at my daughter's primary school as part of a visioning process. I've written a step-by-step description of how we went about it at http://sustainingcommunity.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/school-world-cafe/The main limitation was that our conversations were too short, but it still went well and we had some great discussion.See More
Sep 23, 2013
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Sep 23, 2013
Amy Lenzo left a comment for Graeme Stuart
"Welcome, Graeme! How wonderful that you're here... There are a number of interest groups that you may like to check out and join if you like; one for your general geographic region, and one on transition towns and other similar community-based…"
Sep 23, 2013
Graeme Stuart is now a member of The World Cafe Community
Sep 23, 2013

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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
If you are new to the World Cafe, would you please share how you heard about this community?
Participated in an Art of Hosting workshop, and was introduced to World Cafe through that.
What field is the primary focus of your World Café work (ONLY CHECK AREAS WHERE YOU ARE ALREADY ACTIVELY USING WORLD CAFE PLEASE)?
Education
What knowledge, skills or resources would you like to contribute to the World Café community to help it grow and flourish?
I love facilitating and have a passion for World Cafe. I write a blog where I've talked about some of my experiences.
What would you most like to receive from this community?
Examples of how people use world cafe, ways of improving my practice, and inspiration
Would you like to share a Web or Blog address?
http://sustainingcommunity.wordpress.com/
What haven't we asked that you'd like to share?
I work at the Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle (Australia) with a focus on community engagement and asset-based community-driven development; and I'm the convenor of Transition Newcastle.

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At 10:37am on September 23, 2013, Amy Lenzo said…

Welcome, Graeme!

How wonderful that you're here... There are a number of interest groups that you may like to check out and join if you like; one for your general geographic region, and one on transition towns and other similar community-based ideas.

To help you navigate this space, you may want to read the "12 Quick Ways to Join In" page under the "Orientation" tab. Let me know if you have any questions or need help.

Warmly,

Amy

 
 
 

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