Please indicate your World Café experience (ONLY IF YOU HAVE ACTUAL WORLD CAFE EXPERIENCE) in one or more of the following roles:
Host, Visual Recorder, 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)?
Health, Education, Corporate, Religion, Online, Government, Community
What knowledge, skills or resources would you like to contribute to the World Café community to help it grow and flourish?
Giving the gift of the World Café back to others all over the world by sharing my know-how, experience and insights of my experience with the World Café process in a broad spectrum of sectors in European society. To explore the possibilities of interdisciplinary and multi-facted collaboration to contribute to the continuing evolution of the World Café with members from the World Café community.
What would you most like to receive from this community?
Conversations with passionate people about both the World Café and its use in society for questions that matter. Inspiring stories about the use of the World Café from all corners of the globe to inspire my efforts in this field.
Oops, 6 months since you wrote about the medical world and world cafe - sorry life (read work) has been hectic. I've run two pilot world cafes now - one with a mixed group of Consultants who are Leadership Champions and their managerial counterparts and one with a group of Consultants, Operating Theatre Practitioners and senior postgraduate doctors who are all engaged with Medical Simulation. I have learned a great deal from both experiences and am now undertaking the level 1 world cafe course. Hurdles to overcome with medics so far, is their reluctance to leap into anything them deem to by 'warm and fuzzy' i.e. not positivist, rational etc. Asking them to doodle on tablecloths was anathema. However, i have compromised on multiple sheets of large flip chart paper which they happily accept. The positives from these first two experiences, is that they react very well to answering those critical questions - they like to 'fix' things and the questions are a good way in. So far it's been quite easy to move them from wanting to fix everything to encouraging conversations and reflection and the feedback from my first two attempts has been very positive and the results of the conversations are now being implemented within NHS Trusts which is really pleasing!
Hola Pat, encantado de hablar contigo. Soy nuevo en esta Comunidad. Yo estoy haciendo cosas de gestión del conocimiento y Comunidades de Práctica para la Generalitat de Cataluña y me hablaron de la existencia de esta Comunidad, pero la verdad es que no he podido explorar lo que se hace. Si me puedes orientar un poco te lo agradecería. Estamos en contacto
Thanks for your mail. I am a training consultant and was introduced to the World Cafe about 18 months ago. As I usually work with small groups I have not had the opporunity to really use it. However, I have been asked by a customer to facilitate an Away Day for a function and as part of that I am introducing the World Cafe to generate ideas for one particular challenge that they have. There are 20 in the group, so not that many, but think it will work for their requirements. The away day is next week so I can give you some feedback on how it went if interested? How are you using it. Any suggestions/tips from your experience would be great also.