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Jane Hughes Gignoux
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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
What field is the primary focus of your World Café work (ONLY CHECK AREAS WHERE YOU ARE ALREADY ACTIVELY USING WORLD CAFE PLEASE)?
Education, Community
What knowledge, skills or resources would you like to contribute to the World Café community to help it grow and flourish?
I have been hosting WC sessions for diverse groups here in NYC for a number of years ranging in size from 12 to 700. Recently I have been asked to train professionals (teachers, social workers, IONS members) in the art and practice of hosting WC. My vision is to have WC become the diologic process of choice for New Yorkers of all ages, replacing the in-your-face, combative form of verbal exchange that famously exists in most pulbic and private arenas today
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Encouragement, suggestions, feedback.
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At 3:56am on April 9, 2011, Franis Engel said…

Glad you enjoyed OceanO.

Didn't know I was hyperthyroid before dreaming it. This "too fast" thyroid enhances memory & lucid ability because of being able to suspend in a state of semi-consciousness from exhaustion.

Prior to dreaming OceanO, I'd literally fallen asleep while recording music I'd written from the experience of not being able to save a windsurfer who fell into the ocean. (Someone else who figured I didn't have a knife did save him, fortunately.) Later I found documentation of "epiphany" or "insight" from others who dreamed solutions to their work after intense involvement with a project that extended into the dream state.

So I woke up from the OceanO dream, pressed "record" and was able to play what I'd just dreamed before I forgot it. Then I spoke the rest of the story into the mike. As I told this "passion play" dream to others, I began to imagine what would the story be as it had been portrayed...and so the rest of the story emerged from it having been acted out in front of me in the dream.

From the dream I got the song too - it's "hook" and the chorus. What the verses were about was what I had to make up to fill out the rest. It wasn't the first time that I had dreamed original music.

At 10:31am on April 8, 2011, Franis Engel said…

It's refreshing to be around someone who sees synchronicity and irony - but is able to make fun of it to draw in others. I'd like to do more of that skill myself, because so much of the world is funny to me. But I talk about it in a way that sounds like complaining to others instead of humor. So I'd love to hang out with you and soak up your attitude. (I learn by absorption!) ;)

Here's a story I dreamed up, since you enjoy storytelling: OceanO

(Re-sizing the window will help with reading it.)

Do you have a preference for telling certain genre of stories, rather than using storytelling for communication everything in general?

At 7:06am on December 23, 2009, Jane Hughes Gignoux said…
Nice to hear from you. Are you in the NYC area? Do you facilitate WC sessiions or just enjoy psrticipate in them? I just lead a session last week at Fordham University for 160 people. They loved it and we planed to hold a follow-up session in January. The event was called "NYC: Carbon Neutral by 2020." To learn more, go to

At 4:57pm on August 17, 2009, Jane Hughes Gignoux said…
Thanks, Juanita. I would be happy to join the New York Metro group but I don't know how. I have no trouble navigating in worlds that include TWC but I'm very clumsy with this virtual stuff.
At 3:40pm on August 17, 2009, juanita brown said…
Hi dear Jane!'s great to see you here. Did you see the New York area group? It's growing and needs YOU to help give the vision you gave here on your's very exciting!

Fond regards,


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