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Management Development Curriculum - Ideas Needed

Started Jun 3, 2016 0 Replies

I am in the process of developing a 3 day 'leadership development curriculum' for the company I work for.  It will be an instructor-led series with a whole host of topics.Specific to this particular…Continue


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If you are new to the World Cafe, would you please share how you heard about this community?
Through a former supervisor who used the process for a course we taught.
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 over 25 years of experience in the learning and development field. I feel I have a lot of innovate and creative ideas to share with everyone.
What would you most like to receive from this community?
Creative ideas on how these processes have been implemented in the corporate environment to impact leadership effectiveness

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At 12:07pm on June 3, 2016, Amy Lenzo said…

So glad you're here!

At 11:42am on June 3, 2016, Amy Lenzo said…

Your work sounds great, Ruth!

One thing that comes to me when reading what you've written is of course that World Cafe questions are based in Appreciative Inquiry, so some of the questions might be posed as something along the lines of "Share a short story about when you have felt particularly "agile" in your leadership - nimble and open to change - and what happened as a result."

At 11:23am on June 3, 2016, Amy Lenzo said…

Reading your interests more carefully, I would highly recommend the article on Conversational Leadership (in the publications page). There's an introduction here:

At 11:21am on June 3, 2016, Amy Lenzo said…

You are also welcome to ask others here for help in coming up with your questions... probably the best place is the WC Needs and Exchange forum.

At 11:20am on June 3, 2016, Amy Lenzo said…

You're welcome.

I would need to know more about the context and goals for the training to be of much help with questions, but it sounds like World Cafe could be a great addition to your curriculum. Did you see that we offer a Adult Education course (with academic and professional credits) through Fielding Graduate University? We offer it once a year, and it will be happening again this September. Here's a link for more information if you're interested:

At 11:08am on June 3, 2016, Amy Lenzo said…

I look forward to hearing more about your work!

At 11:07am on June 3, 2016, Amy Lenzo said…

To answer your last question - you might have a look at some of the publications in the World Cafe website as there are many articles written about using World Cafe in the business sector and corporate world. A couple that come to mind immediately are "Building Corporations as Communities" and "Conversation as a Core Business Process". You might also enjoy the "Mindshift: Strategic Dialogue for Breakthrough Thinking" piece.

At 11:04am on June 3, 2016, Amy Lenzo said…

Welcome, Ruth!

Please let me know if I can be of support to you here... or if you have any questions about the site, or World Cafe.





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