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Mahdi Katsumata Shah
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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:
I'm New to the World Cafe
If you are new to the World Cafe, would you please share how you heard about this community?
I heard about World Cafe in my graduate school class in social system design.
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 experience in teaching and facilitation from a point of view as an intercultural person (since I am part Pakistani and part Japanese and speak three languages).
What would you most like to receive from this community?
The chance to gain skills of hosting so that I could incorporate the university community I am affiliated with, to the milieu.I am aware of the difference between facilitating and hosting and would like to develop skills in the latter.

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At 10:53am on October 5, 2018, Amy Lenzo said…

Welcome, Mahdi!

I loved reading your profile information and look forward to learning more about you and your university community.

I'm teaching World Cafe Hosting Fundamentals and social change methodologies / whole systems as part of the Adult Education and Masters programs at Fielding Graduate University and appreciate the rigor of a university environment.

There is a really active World Cafe community in Japan, and Kazuaki Katori is starting a series of ongoing online World Cafes that you may be interested in being part of. Kazu hosts the small but wonderful World Cafe Japan group here.

We also host separate monthly online World Cafes at times more conducive to Western time zones, which you are welcome to join as well. More information and a link to register is in the Calendar of Events here in this community space. There's one coming up next week on the 10th of October which my Fielding "World Cafe Hosting Fundamentals" class will be attending, and it will be a bit more of a teaching Cafe than usual.


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