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juanita brown replied to Kazuaki Katori's discussion 'Hybrid Online World Cafe at IAF Asia Conference 2019'
"Thanks Kazu....I'm so glad to see this will be happening!! Warm wishes, Juanita"
Sep 2
juanita brown replied to Kerri Arruda's discussion 'Oral Care Considerations for the non-mechanically ventilated patient'
"Hi Kerri... I think you've made a mistake as this site has nothing to do with the topic you mentioned but rather with dialogue and community engagement through conversations that matter.  You might want to post this instead on a site that…"
Jul 29
juanita brown replied to Lesley Emanuel's discussion 'Using actual yarn'
"Hi Lesley, Yes, that's a great idea!  My only question is that with 100 people (about 25 tables) if it can logistically be done easily in terms of tossing the ball of yard and people not being able to catch it etc.  If people could…"
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juanita brown replied to Wiebke Herding's discussion 'Mixing a World Café at scale'
"Wonderful.  Thanks so much for sharing this!"
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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:
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I'd like to be able to contribute my history with the World Cafe since it's inception....and also to be a voice for the "deeper work" which underpins the World Cafe--the role of conversation as a co-evolutionary force in our lives for creating more life affirming futures.
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I'd love to learn what areas people are from, especially those who are Spanish speaking so we can begin a vibrant on-line conversation with the Latino Cafe community--both throughout Latin America, Spain, and the US Latino communities.

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I'm so touched and amazed

Posted on July 25, 2009 at 10:17pm 4 Comments

Hello everyone,

In the couple of days since this site has been "live" I want to say that I'm completely amazed and humbled by the places around the world where people are joining in from....Afganistan, India, South Africa, the Netherlands, France, Pakistan, Vietnam, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Japan....the list could go on and on.

And this gives me so much hope seeing that there are so many of you around the world who are hosting conversations that matter in your own unique… Continue

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At 6:55pm on November 25, 2019, Jamesena Talbott said…

Thanks Juanita!

I saw your name listed in the Meet the Fellows for this year. And, yes, Spanning Generations is my spin on the Working Together model and ideas. I have also taken advantage of the materials from the NCDD and infused applications in org behavior and org systems courses. Looking forward to learning more applications, sharing and helping the WC community, and continuing to host others in learning and feeling comfortable with hosting.

In addition to a few ideas I have for using WC and proAction cafe, I am also exploring creating circles or cafe for women 40+ experiencing eating disorders and their process of recovery, wellbeing, and mindful living! I will be looking for ideas on how to best create the space for that (face2face and online).

Jamie (Jamesena)

At 5:01am on September 20, 2018, Danny Ceballos said…

Thanks Juanita!! And thanks for referral to Nancy.

I'm in pickle right now.  Will be hosting a WC experience for The Philanthropy Summit - for 250-300 participants - in October.  I've never hosted a WC and the details are becoming a bit elusive.  Trying to get a graphic recorder in contract and Summit planning committee asking me how exactly how she'll record so much in real time. That aside, question for you that maybe you can help me determine: with that large a group, more effective to ask one question with three rounds of 15-20 min - then good 45 mins of harvesting - or 2 questions of 10 min rounds and maybe 20 min harvesting each question? Any help/advice appreciated.  I'm on my way to Italy for vacation in 2 days so hoping to resolve some of these details before then. ¡Gracias!

At 11:26am on September 5, 2018, Patricia González Abbona said…

Juanita gracias por tu cálida bienvenida! No te disculpes por tu español, me encantaría saber como va tu proyecto de comunidad que compartiste en el curso con Martin y Rowan! Cariños

At 5:04am on November 17, 2017, Sade Moon said…

Good Morning Juanita, I work both as an organizer in the community and as a project manager for a nonprofit working on Paid leave. 

I joined world cafe because I really want to use this method to facilitate a conversation between 40 of our network members on Paid leave. I would love to connect to see how I can best frame questions and guidance for harvesting. 

For example, should I have 8 tables, with 8 questions for 3 rounds? I have 3 hrs to plan. How do I facilitate the harvest many questions

Anyways, Im getting in the weeds. Thank you for welcoming me! What type of organizing do you  do, I would love to learn more about you. 

At 9:39pm on October 2, 2017, Zafar Iqbal Jadoon said…
Thank you so much for your welcome note. I am delighted to be part of the World Cafe community and look forward to learning and sharing. On another note, I just wonder why my profile photo is not uploaded on my page.
At 5:14pm on October 2, 2017, Guy Nave said…


Thanks for the response. Basically invitational rhetoric promotes "understanding" rather than "persuasion" as the ultimate objective of rhetoric (dialogue).

By using Invitational rhetoric as the basis of my social media site, I'm hoping to foster UNDERSTANDING rather than persuasion as the goal of dialogue involving heated social issues/topics.


At 8:18am on August 24, 2017, Bruce Noll said…

Thank you Jaunita!

I made it! I am so grateful for the opportunity to explore the World with others of like mind...AND Heart!

Each day will be a new learning piece for me as I familiarize myself with this community!

May the blessings return to you tenfold!

In Peace,


At 5:14pm on August 14, 2017, Oswaldo Toscano said…

Thanks Juanita! 

At 8:21pm on January 24, 2017, Michael Mach, CMP, CMM, CED said…

Thank you for your (and Amy's) warm welcome!  

Very excited about adding this to our Conference programs.   First one looks to be in Cairo in July for our CSX Cybersecurity Nexus 1-day conference where we'll use video from the US conference as the impetus to discuss the problem - and the way forward.    AND, we may be doing this again in November in Singapore.   More soon - and I really look forward to being a part of this awesome community...and keeping in touch. 

Best Regards,


At 5:01am on June 4, 2016, Charles INWANi said…

Thank you Juanita for your warm welcome words! I know I will love every moment of being part of this forum! 


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