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Ria Baeck commented on John Inman's group 'World Cafe - Fielding Research Group'
"Lisa, the only person that I know that does research (at a university) related with these kind of processes is Isabelle Mahy. She might be a member here on this site, otherwise you will find her when you google."
Nov 24, 2012
Deborah Goldblatt joined John Inman's group
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World Cafe - Fielding Research Group

Research that feeds off of itself. A research community dedicated to exploring how to contribute to the evolution of the intersection of The World Cafe and of Fielding Graduate Institute - An act of transformation of the whole.
Nov 18, 2012
Lisa Wocken commented on John Inman's group 'World Cafe - Fielding Research Group'
"Hey everyone.  I host a weekly video blog on the subject of Happiness, Leadership, and Conversation, and thought this would be the perfect place to garner suggestions for future episodes dedicated to research done on the topic of…"
Nov 15, 2012
John Inman replied to Benjamin Aaron Degenhart's discussion 'sharing the learning from stewarding groups' in the group Caring for this Online Community
"Benjamin, I seem to be in my own world these days. I do not feel drawn into conversation and I wish I were. Many endeavors seem stalled or just at the edge of chaos, I am not sure which. My biggest challenge is to frame my research so that my…"
Dec 4, 2011
John Inman posted a discussion

A must read new book, Infinite Vision. A profound story of social justice for our world...

The just released book, Infinite Vision, may be one of the most profound and transformative books you will read this year. I highly suggest.http://www.amazon.com/Infinite-Vision-Greatest-Business-Compassion/dp/1605099791/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319303966&sr=1-1Here is the review that I just submitted to Amazon:When…See More
Oct 22, 2011
Catherine Brooker and Clara Bianchini joined John Inman's group
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World Cafe - Fielding Research Group

Research that feeds off of itself. A research community dedicated to exploring how to contribute to the evolution of the intersection of The World Cafe and of Fielding Graduate Institute - An act of transformation of the whole.
Aug 29, 2011
Ria Baeck commented on John Inman's group 'World Cafe - Fielding Research Group'
"Hello Lisa, I'm not a scholar, but I think you are right about David Bohm being quite central regarding dialogue. As I see you make the distinctions between dialogue, debate and discussion - do you know the work of Otto Scharmer, and his four…"
May 28, 2011
Lisa Wocken commented on John Inman's group 'World Cafe - Fielding Research Group'
"Thanks for responding Juanita.  :)  Very helpful!  I'm a proud owner of your book and have leveraged the works cited for my thesis...this will, in no doubt, be used as I compile a comprehensive list of sources for each form."
May 27, 2011
Lisa Wocken commented on John Inman's group 'World Cafe - Fielding Research Group'
"I recently conducted research at a Fortune 50 company on how the three primary forms of conversation (dialogue, discussion, and debate) occur in the workplace.  After viewing the recent updates/improvements to "conversation" on…"
May 27, 2011
John Inman replied to John Inman's discussion 'I am reaching our to our community in search of stories or research on multi-generational dialogue...' in the group Intergenerational Cafe
"Christine I would love to get your help. I will email you."
Apr 29, 2011
juanita brown replied to John Inman's discussion 'I am reaching our to our community in search of stories or research on multi-generational dialogue...' in the group Intergenerational Cafe
"Christine has done some wonderful documentation of this effort which is a great example of how World Cafe and the other process technologies can be of support.   Dianne Oettinger, who is the Girls Scouts Director of Learning (or something like…"
Apr 29, 2011
Christine Whitney Sanchez replied to John Inman's discussion 'I am reaching our to our community in search of stories or research on multi-generational dialogue...' in the group Intergenerational Cafe
"John, I have examples from 2005 when we did Strategy Cafes for 3000 girls and adults at the GS National Convention as well as stories from  2006-tomorrow, where I've facilitated intergeneration dialogue (World Cafe, AI and Open Space) with…"
Apr 29, 2011
John Inman replied to John Inman's discussion 'I am reaching our to our community in search of stories or research on multi-generational dialogue...' in the group Intergenerational Cafe
"Thank you to everyone who reached out to help on this paper. It is exciting research and I appreciate the help."
Apr 29, 2011
John Inman replied to John Inman's discussion 'I am reaching our to our community in search of stories or research on multi-generational dialogue...' in the group Intergenerational Cafe
"Ria my interaction with Kathy has been wonderful and I gained some outstanding insights that I have used in my research. Thank you so much for your wonder introduction. I wish you the best."
Apr 19, 2011
John Inman posted an event

A unique experiment in public dialogue, a National Issues Forum via MaestroConference at MaestroConference will send you log in information

April 21, 2011 from 3pm to 4pm
Dear Friends, I would like to invite you to join a unique experiment in public dialogue…from the comfort of your home or office. Next Thursday, April 21 at 3pm Pacific/ 6pm Eastern you can join an actual calm and civil conversation on the topic of our economic security. You may not know it, but you are an expert on our economy given your use of cash and credit on a daily basis, your household’s monthly expenses, your savings/retirement plans, and your transportation expenses! Our discussion…See More
Apr 11, 2011
John Inman replied to John Inman's discussion 'I am reaching our to our community in search of stories or research on multi-generational dialogue...' in the group Intergenerational Cafe
"Ria thank you so much. I will certainly contact Kathy. I appreciate that you flagged out this post for my review. I wish you the very best.   John"
Mar 27, 2011
Ria Baeck replied to John Inman's discussion 'I am reaching our to our community in search of stories or research on multi-generational dialogue...' in the group Intergenerational Cafe
"John, you might be interested to read Kathy Jourdain's reflection on a recent Art of Collaborative Leadership; one of the main points is this intergenerational topic. I'm sure she will also be open to have a conversation with you, if you…"
Mar 27, 2011
John Inman replied to John Inman's discussion 'I am reaching our to our community in search of stories or research on multi-generational dialogue...' in the group Intergenerational Cafe
"Thank you Christine, I appreciate the heads up. Wonderful idea. I wish you the best.   John"
Mar 25, 2011
John Inman replied to John Inman's discussion 'I am reaching our to our community in search of stories or research on multi-generational dialogue...' in the group Intergenerational Cafe
"Thank you Juanita, it is done. :-)   John"
Mar 25, 2011
juanita brown replied to John Inman's discussion 'I am reaching our to our community in search of stories or research on multi-generational dialogue...' in the group Intergenerational Cafe
"Hi all, John, might you want to join the Presencing Institute's on-line community and put up this request on the Presencing Institute's group on Intergenerational questions?  Augusto,  you are part of that group as…"
Mar 25, 2011

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Amy now this is a big question. LOL Education, elderhood, friendship, partnership, collaboration, social change, how do we heal?, being a part of a community that is focused on learning in conversation. And much more.

A bit about me. Dry but oh well, I tend to live my work.

John Inman-Unlocking Wisdom to Lead in a Complex World

Leadership Mission:
There is no where to go and nothing to do except be of service.

Learning Mission:
Dedicated to the development of capacity and capabilities in adults for change and growth.

Human and organizational systems expertise:
* Process Facilitation: Unlocking the wisdom in groups through Focused Conversation, World Cafe, and other conversational frameworks
* Leadership: Leading in a Human Centric Organization based on living systems framework
* Management: Coaching to create high performance team members and teams
* Process: Quality fluent with expertise in structuring enterprises that deliver high levels of value to clients
* Team Building: Building high performance teams and operations
* Learning: Team member development using collaborative strategies
* Culture Development: Mission, Vision, Values, and Value Target development
* Communications: Conversational models to create trust, rapport, and learning
* Social, work, and learning styles: Developing trust and rapport and structuring teams based on work preference, learning style, and social style
* Service: Creating outstanding internal and external customer service
* Relationship Building : Developing relationships based on trust, rapport, and respect
* Business development: Councelor sales management and strategic partnering to create and keep customers
* Hospitality: Creating operations, teams, and team members that deliver high levels of hospitality to guests in the hospitality industry

Focus of work:
Conversational Leadership
Process Facilitation
Living/Organic systems
Sustainable systems
Conversational learning
Collaborative learning strategies
Learner centered, outcome based frameworks
Story telling
Leadership
Behavioral Coaching

Specialties:
I have extensive experience in developing service & technology companies & specialize in systems thinking & conversational learning. I transform organizations by focusing on creating high performance team members working in a human centric organizational setting. I have over 15 years of operational & executive background.

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At 10:38am on October 5, 2010, Patricia Munro said…
Hi John,
I apologize for my late response but I was waiting for a scheduled conference call with my colleagues before I could reply. I was excited at the possibility of collaborating with you and your colleagues at the Active Aging Conference in LA in December. As you know time and resources are precious. After having discussed the opportunities at the conference for our project, Janet, Moira and I decided to concentrate our on-going planning efforts here in Europe. However I am very interested in the recommendations and results of the conference! How about arranging a call in January 2011 to exchange thoughts? It would be great to touch base personally. All the best for a very successful conference. I look forward to hearing all about it early next year. Warm regards from Munich, Pat
At 12:39pm on May 25, 2010, Ben Roberts said…
Hey John! I don't see you on the list for this Thursday's WC call so I guess you've got a conflict. Maybe next time. I have a couple of threads up on this site about the questions--I'd be grateful if you could offer your thoughts.
At 9:22am on May 10, 2010, Teresa Bidlake said…
Hi, John. I'm embarrassed that this invitation has been sitting out here since April! Apologies for my tardiness.
At 11:33pm on November 27, 2009, Pastor Stephennie said…
Hi John, I am planning a huge cafe at my church entitled PUSH "pray unitil something happens" It's based on the movie PRECIOuS. I have been facilitating cafe's now for about 4 years I LOVE them!! Well I am new to the the world cafe' site and everyone seems to be replying to my email and not the site is that normal??? How does the site help ....I have about 22 registered and I have not yet posted the event...what are some of your promotional idea's and some of the other tools this site has to offer? Please Asvise. Thank You!!
At 7:18pm on November 7, 2009, John Morgan said…
I guess I mean more what do you physically do with the results. I have transcribed them and sorted by question and then written summaries of the major themes. I photograph the artwork and incorporate it into the summary. That seems like the logical way to use the results, but have you seen any other way?
At 10:22am on November 7, 2009, John Morgan said…
Plan on it.

Tell me what you do to follow-up on Cafe sessions generally. What do you do with the comments received? Where does it go from there?
At 4:04pm on November 3, 2009, Jenn Scharf said…
Hi John,
Thanks for the great conversation at the end of the multi-generational Cafe. It was great to connect.
Jenn
At 8:14am on October 29, 2009, Anne Dosher said…
Dear John: I am keeping up with your page. It occurs to me that
as a great grandmother in this country and a great aunt in Canada
I have my own intergenerational conversation (co-generational)
within my own family in two countries!; and am privileged to
be in dialogue with many across the world. Blessings, Anne, Elder, TWC.
At 12:05pm on September 7, 2009, Chris Abbey said…
Love to John. I will also try to get a teleconference before just so people from the area can touch base with each other. Would you be interested in participating?
At 7:54am on September 7, 2009, Terry VanQuickenborne said…
Good morning John. Thank you for the friend request. I'm delighted to accept. I am also on an educational journey - a year into my graduate degree at Pepperdine. I applaud you for taking the step to do your PhD. I've heard amazing things about the Fielding program. I'm looking forward to conversations and connections with this community.
 
 
 

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