Just noticed your cards! Great contribution!
A suggested additional card..... Never doubt the power of a small group of people to change the world...Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has! Margaret Mead"
"Hi David, Thanks for welcoming me. Have been busy working on my prostate project, and have not had much of a chance to get on the world Cafe. Jaunita's letter about Milly was wonderful. What a role model she is. "
A place to share ideas, experiences & experiments in combining the creative arts with World Cafe. How can we use the arts with participatory processes to give greater access to the full range of human meaning & expression?See More
"Hi... to all of the gifted people here at Cafe NY Metro! I lived in NY Metro area for 11 years... so feel part of you from that experience.
would love to see y'all ( we're now in Western North Carolina) having a conversation in this…"
"Do we believe that "service" mergers the individual and the collective though the energy of "courage" or "encouragement"?
What examples can we think of that demonstrate the value of this belief?
If this is true and…"
a few thoughts and ideas to check out... in no order of priority.
google "transition towns" and "transpartisan alliance" ( both are using the World Cafe
from my point of view... it's essential that the design of…"
This group has been formed to host a monthly community conversation on an issue that effects us all - each month the question will change.We'll also be hosting regular virtual World Cafes to take our explorations further (see calendar)See More
Welcome!!! Juanita and i ... and, I'm sure Tom Hurley are delighted to see you in this The World Cafe on line community.. when you have time, please check out some of the conversations, groups, and blogs... great conversations!
Please indicate your World Café experience (ONLY IF YOU HAVE ACTUAL WORLD CAFE EXPERIENCE) in one or more of the following roles:
Host, Sponsor, Participant, Funder
If you are new to the World Cafe, would you please share how you heard about this community?
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, Community
What knowledge, skills or resources would you like to contribute to the World Café community to help it grow and flourish?
15 years of designing, convening and hosting World Cafe conversation in business, government, organizations, and communities. Supporting leaders in this community to design World Cafes with a priority to create the learning field for collective or in common knowledge and wisdom.
What would you most like to receive from this community?
learning from stories of world cafe creativity and value creation.
Hi David, Thanks for welcoming me. Have been busy working on my prostate project, and have not had much of a chance to get on the world Cafe. Jaunita's letter about Milly was wonderful. What a role model she is.
Hi David -- Thank you so much for the warm welcome! This has been a long time coming.
Very happy to share stories! I'm excited to say a recent project where I combined the world cafe with appreciative inquiry worked extremely well. The project was a listening tour related to change management within a company. Rather than lead focus groups, we hosted cafes, to convey that much of the insight from the conversation could potentially be acted upon by the folks in the room locally. We also used cafe questions to elicit stories about leading and responding to change both, so there was a sense of shared ownership of the whole change experience. The indicator of how well this worked were the "provocative propositions" the table groups came up with in the last round. Very inspiring commitments to how the company wants to share in leading and responding to change, written by people of all levels, almost every one of which sounded like it could have been written by the CEO!
I'm really looking forward to engaging here with you all. Please let me know if there's a better place to share stories such as that one.
And btw, I get to speak about the book at the Commonwealth Club on April 13. Will post an event -- would love to have the World Cafe Community come share their thoughts on courage, compromise, and how we can inspire greater trust and integrity in the world!
Hello David, I so appreciate ypou being in touch. You have a wonderful life partner in Juanita - but of course, you don't need me to tell you that! I loved the call with Juanita and Deborah. I so look forward to working with you all, for Bahrain and for everywhere.....blessings, Sx
Thanks for the note....I wish I could have shared the conversation with you and Jeremy, as well as STIA. I was in South Africa as a convener of the 1st Alliance of Community Schools Conference, celebrating the end of our 3 year pilot.
I have been thinking of you, as I once again look at next steps. Would LOVE to have a conversation. Obviously eye to eye would be best...but voice to voice is o.k. Are you game? Love to YOU and Juanita. Carol
Anne has spoken of you often with great affection of course! I get to see her monthly, and enjoy every minute. I am excited to join here...I have been a consultant for over 20 years and am currently working toward my PhD at Fielding. I have used WC in government...my practice includes HealthCare and community orgs. I am interested in bringing public sector managers/leaders and citizens together to hear and understand each other differently and see WC as a perfect vehicle. Lots more to say...thanks for the warm welcome!
thanks, it was indeed great to connect at STIA
Have been wondering the same thing, ie what is the field between World Cafe and LEGO SERIOUS PLAY... I have explored it a bit by applying world cafe elements in my larger LSP workshops, but I am certain more could be explored. There could also be conceptual elements should as deeper understanding of how learning spaces are created, the best questions are crafted, and the dynamics of collective learning/intelligence. May be we could explore an opportunity to co-design and facilitate a workshop at a conference, and then learn from that
(dont know Lasse Z personally, but have trained a consultant from pathfinders in the LSP method)