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World Cafe for Peace

Started this conversation. Last reply by Stephen Hinton Jun 27, 2017. 1 Reply

I’ve often wondered about the best way to approach the topic of peace so that people actually feel empowered, capable of having impact and confident of their ability to take action in this area.  …Continue

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World Cafe as a powerful agent for Peace

Started Jul 15, 2010 0 Replies

I find that one of the primary result of a world cafe, irrespective of the content, is a pacified, uplifted and joyful group of people.  Although the world cafe method is open and non-directive, the…Continue

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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:
If you are new to the World Cafe, would you please share how you heard about this community?
I first heard of world cafe by reading the book !
What field is the primary focus of your World Café work (ONLY CHECK AREAS WHERE YOU ARE ALREADY ACTIVELY USING WORLD CAFE PLEASE)?
Education, Community
What knowledge, skills or resources would you like to contribute to the World Café community to help it grow and flourish?
I'm a certified professional coach, coach trainer and supervisor. I have 30 yrs work experience in training, HR, coaching and other areas, in international environments and in the fields of development. I am currently working for a UN specialized agency and am Coach trainer at the Institut de Coaching de Geneve.

My background is in languages and communication, Interpreter School of Rome, I speak and work and three languages (English, French, Italian). I subsequently pursued education in sociology and in multiple professional trainings including mediation & negotiation, and a Coaching Master in Leadership and Communication.

I use world café in the context of the non-profit that I founded and lead, Coach for Peace, . I am happy to bring any knowledge or skill that I have to the World Café Community.
What would you most like to receive from this community?
I would like to receive knowledge, share experiences, meet like-minded people, partnerships in projects with common goals.
Would you like to share a Web or Blog address?
What haven't we asked that you'd like to share?
The World Café is the greatest collaborative process I have met and just perfectly adapted to the 21st century, with a global society in transition towards a new, inclusive, sustainable, more human and humane way of life, while making the most of the scientific and social advances of the last centuries. World Café conversations will help us accelerate the creation of a better world. It's certainly the way to go !

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At 3:01pm on July 26, 2010, Dr Archana Tyagi said…
Dear Saba,

Thanks for the invite !!!!
At 9:39am on July 21, 2010, Sarah Clark said…
Glad to link up Saba. Hope to meet in person sometime! Sarah
At 1:12am on February 8, 2010, Yannick Humeau said…
Bonjour, je suis un proche de Christiane et Denis, qui habitent au pied du Salève. elle m'a parlé de vous lors d'une discussion à propos de l'agence que je viens de monter: C'est ce qui m'amène providentiellement à ce superbe site auquel je viens de m'inscrire...
At 8:41pm on January 3, 2010, Amy Lenzo said…
Dear Saba,

Wow! Are these the tablecloth images (and other graphic recordings) from a recent World Cafe? Tell us about it!!

At 2:24am on December 16, 2009, adetokunbo olanrewaju said…
Thanks for the job well done! dialogue is the Key
At 10:53pm on November 9, 2009, Nadia Waber said…
Saba dear,

I'm thrilled to discover we have the passion of facilitating change in common!
Looking forward to learning from you,

At 11:51am on October 14, 2009, Patricia Munro said…
Hi Saba,
I see from David's comment that you held a Peace Café. I would love to hear more about it. Designing World Cafés which touch the heart is a real challenge; we can all learn a lot from each other when we reflect upon designs which really DO touch the heart. You might be interested in a World Café which was done on the topic of "Reconciliation". Here's the link:
I would be interested to hear your thoughts on this experience.
Greetings from Munich, Pat
At 9:42am on October 13, 2009, david isaacs said…
Hi Saba. congratulations on your Peace World Cafe.. i love the photos and the content of what you achieved. love to have you put it up online.
if you want help, connect thru Amy Lenzo who coordinates this site.
as a matter of fact she is on her way to Vienna for the
European Salon Dialogue & Leadership.. The New Face of Community
October 16, 2009 to October 19, 2009 .. see events. great if you could go! be well.

david isaacs
At 2:38pm on September 21, 2009, david isaacs said…
Bonjour Saba
je parle francais un peu peu... so this will have to be in English
i love your enthusiasm for the World Cafe and its possibilities!
suggest you click on the Group section there is a European Salon Group of wonderful people who are hosting a gathering in Europe in October that you might enjoy participating in

it will be wonderful to see who shows up in the Geneva Cafe that you've set up!

be well,

David Isaacs
At 3:31am on September 21, 2009, Nadene Canning said…
Bonjour Saba,
Sympa de trouver une consoeur de la suisse romande sur ce site!

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Posted on May 13, 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Most of the World Cafés I have hosted are in multicultural and multilingual settings.  This has never been a barrier to meaningful communication.  The café methodology connects us at such a deep, fundamentally human level, that when the system comes together, open dialogue is established within the first minutes of the first conversation.    I have seen participants…


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