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david isaacs
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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:
Host, Sponsor, Participant, Funder
If you are new to the World Cafe, would you please share how you heard about this community?
not new
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?
20 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.
Would you like to share a Web or Blog address?
What haven't we asked that you'd like to share?
interested in creating learning and practice fields for growing collective intelligence in service of life.

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At 4:42pm on May 22, 2019, Kerri Arruda said…

Hello! It's been years since you wrote, I took a leave. I have been working on my degree. I was in search of Anne for a chapter I wrote about the Circle of Seven, It was published but for a bit there, I was seeking advice from any of the Circle. They all seem amazing. I am back and ready to explore the site, especially since everyone else is watching Game of Thrones.

At 11:42am on August 25, 2017, Bruce Noll said…

Thank you David!

As you know, I am committed to the mystery of this life and to passionately encouraging all to consider asking themselves and others "What don't I know yet that will help me lead a peaceful and fulfilling journey?"

Talk to you again soon!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Uncle Bruce

At 2:40pm on January 24, 2017, Geof Fountain said…

Hi David,

Good to hear from you.  Yes we were certainly at the same STIA conferences.  I went to eight of the first ten, including the first one in 1991.  Was a session assistant the last four.  And then I presented at the 2011 STIA conference, one of my personal life goals.  You and Juanita had a huge impact on us attendees with your world café process.  Will never forget the STIA conference (I believe it was in San Francisco) when all 1000 attendees had a world café experience together.  Very powerful.  I have used it for my company's safety annual conference, and hope to use it again in with a national federal contractors networking group.

Hope all is well with you.  Love Asheville.  I am a home brewer, so I have enjoyed Wicked Weed and Sierra Nevada and other breweries there.  Plan on retiring this spring and then head to the Outer Banks.  Will be visiting Asheville from time to time.

Geof Fountain

Aiken, SC   

At 7:21pm on April 20, 2015, Janice Westlake said…

Hi from Pescadero and thank you for the welcome!

At 4:50pm on April 20, 2015, Karen Saum said…

Thank you, David. I have a son who lives in Greensboro. He went to Guilford and never left. I have visited often. It is a great state. You have spring, for instance, a season Maine overlooks, going rather directly from winter to summer.

At 2:38pm on April 15, 2015, Marian Hakze said…

I didn;t have much luck with the WC community in Chile but broadening my search may be the key..I am not that familiar with Humberto Maturna but being in Chile makes me feel obliged to learn more about this brilliant Chileno :-)

At 2:32pm on March 23, 2015, Marian Hakze said…

Thank you David for your welcome and the suggestion to check my fellow country men. I hope I can be instrumental in growing the WC community within Chile!

At 7:13am on March 20, 2015, Michael W. Perri said…

Thank you again for your interest in forum participants.  My website is woefully out of date with none of my current clients and absent my growing interest in international work.  I have been helping international organizations involved in strengthening democratic institutions and hope to continue that work as well as work with unions and non-profits in the US.  I will at some point in the near future check out the WC communities and I know over time I will seek out support from you and others.

At 2:01am on March 17, 2015, Natraj Vaddadi said…

Thank you, David  for your welcome.  Really look forward to the interactions.  Can you tell me if the World Cafe community in India is active.

At 2:42pm on March 16, 2015, Michael W. Perri said…

Thank you David for welcoming me to the community.  I feel like I know you a little already from reading some of your experiences in Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations that Matter.  And I have been fortunate to get to know Amy Lenzo and Bo Gyllenpalm over the last few months in a course on World Cafe at Fielding.  So I also feel part of the community already and I look forward to deepening my relationships with members of the community and gaining a great deal more experience with World Cafes.


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