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August 2009 Blog Posts (9)

Opportunities to Host in the UK....

Hi everyone, I'm a blossoming facilitator of Open Space and World Cafe seeking opportunities to get more ACTUAL experience of either or both of these approaches. I am from New Zealand but am currently on adventures in the UK and thus away from my community networks, so not quite sure where to start or who to approach.

I am open to recieving any suggestions or ideas for how I might contribute my hosting skills whilst on this side of the world, in a voluntarily or paid capacity. My… Continue

Added by Janine@loveyoursmallbiz on August 27, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

No More Town Brawls: Resources for Legislators on Holding Better Public Meetings

I thought some folks in the World Cafe community would be interested in something we've been working on at NCDD these past couple weeks (NCDD is the Nat'l Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation, if you're not familiar with it).

NCDD members have been sharing insights and tips–on our listservs and in various op-eds, blog posts, and more–on how legislators can engage citizens in ways that are more participatory and more… Continue

Added by Sandy Heierbacher on August 24, 2009 at 6:11pm — 4 Comments

Sharing The World Cafe (and finding new clients to share it with!)

As a budding entrepreneur committed to building a vibrant consulting practice, I am bursting with spaces and places that The World Cafe and other hosting methods can create magic. Without a steady client base, I'm working most days writing proposals and communicating with potential clients - with satisfactory success. I spend time envisioning all the wonderful people and groups I will encounter on my journey and am excited to experience as it all unfolds. Having said that, I would welcome wise… Continue

Added by Jenn Scharf on August 24, 2009 at 4:01pm — 2 Comments

Friends Everywhere

I find myself in New Mexico, doing some work with friends FireHawk and Pele on their teachers WindEagle and RainbowHawk's land. It's a beautiful place, bordering a mighty canyon where it's like you're looking over the edge of the world into the heart of things.

So, we're here getting ready for what is to be a wonderful gathering, preparing for the people in all those magical ways one creates hospitable space, and the stars are doing their… Continue

Added by Amy Lenzo on August 16, 2009 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

¿Qué son los Diálogos de Emprendimiento e Innovación?

Los Diálogos de Emprendimiento e Innovación (DEI) son espacios de conversación y de reflexión colectiva sobre temas relevantes y significativos para una comunidad. La importancia de las conversaciones esta en el hecho cierto de que todo lo que es, comenzó siempre con una conversación. Conversar, hacer compromisos y ejecutar acciones son secuencias cronológicas de la misma lógica de cómo se emprenden cambios y se transforma el mundo.

La reflexión colectiva permite escuchar distintas… Continue

Added by Esteban Reyes on August 16, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

How we empower the World Cafe Online Community to educate for Peace.

First step - an oath of non violence.

Second Step - learn and teach PO by using it.

Third step - up-to your creative intelligence that we ought to support world wide.

Such is the role of the World Peace Posse.

Our next step is to educate the corporate elite in how to be socially responsible with their business.

Those who might give $10 million dollars - do they have bragging rights - when their gross sales are $14 billion. Help me - I have trouble with… Continue

Added by mitch gold on August 12, 2009 at 2:17pm — 2 Comments

U.S. House Prices Keep Climbing with a 1.2% Rise in June

Integrated Asset Services ( today released its IAS360™ House Price Index (HPI). Based upon the timeliest and most granular data available in the industry, the index for national house prices moved ahead another 1.2% in June.

With June’s gains--the fourth consecutive positive month--the U.S. housing benchmark advanced 2.7% for full second quarter 2009, virtually offsetting the 2.6% decline across the first three months… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on August 11, 2009 at 12:13pm — 9 Comments

World Cafe & BC Teachers

With excitement I share with you all that I will be hosting a World Cafe for a group of 75-100 educators from across British Columbia, Canada this October. This will be the first event I've hosted with a large group and it will take place in a school gymnasium/classrooms. Please share your stories with me about hosting your first large event - I would love the inspiration!

Added by Jenn Scharf on August 10, 2009 at 11:35am — 3 Comments

Here is a project of worth the whole community can get involved in, supporting classroom projects around the nation!

I was just logging out of my paypal account site when this wonderful site popped up that paypal is promoting. Giving to classroom projects around the nation! Wow what a concept, and a practical way to touch the lives of young people this academic year.

Check out the link, and see for yourself:

Join me in making a practical donation. I'm sure… Continue

Added by Alane Quien on August 6, 2009 at 7:34pm — 1 Comment

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