Please indicate your World Café experience (ONLY IF YOU HAVE ACTUAL WORLD CAFE EXPERIENCE) in one or more of the following roles:
If you are new to the World Cafe, would you please share how you heard about this community?
I am not new to World Cafe, I am new to the World Cafe ning!
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 extensive experience developing and hosting Parent Cafes - based on WC. My first experience with World Cafe - was to develop a specific cafe conversation - with a design team of parent leaders - about how to keep our families strong and our children safe. These Parent Cafes - entitled Love Is Not Enough and based on 6 evidence-based Protective Factors - are led by parents with other parents in communities, schools and early childhood programs. They are extremely powerful and popular. We have parent leaders across our state who lead cafes as part of Strengthening Families Illinois.
I also develop and host Partner Cafes, Cross Generation Cafes and Community Cafes focusing primarily on strengthening collaboration and partnerships among parents, youth and community services and schools. Strengthening Families Illinois has developed a game Cafe Talk - The Game that Gets to the Heart of Family as a way for parents to continue their conversations at home and with their friends.
What would you most like to receive from this community?
I am very interested in learning more about using World Cafe to strengthen Communities of Practice. I am also interested in learning more about hosting virtual cafes online.
What haven't we asked that you'd like to share?
I am a member of the World Cafe Community Foundation
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