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Bring The World Cafe to the library community

Hi.   My name is Tess Tobin and I am new to the World Cafe community.  I am a librarian for the City University of NY and work with  promoting information and library services to the underserved and linguisitically diverse communities.  I want to bring the work of The World Cafe to a larger library audience since I feel our library communitites can benefit from more meaningful conversations.

I am organizing a program in Anaheim, CA on Sunday, June 24 from 1:30-3:30pm at the the…

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Added by Tess Tobin on May 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Invitation to participate in NCDD's May 10th conference call on the Group Works card deck

I wanted to extend an invitation to all World Cafe online community members to join us on our next "confab call" for the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD).

On our May 10th confab, we'll be talking with NCDD members Tree Bressen and Sue Woehrlin about the innovative …

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Added by Sandy Heierbacher on May 3, 2012 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Worldchanging readers on world cafe

Our job, as stewards of the planet, is to be working towards the empathic civilization that our human potential suggests.  

Added by Mark Hurych on April 4, 2012 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Learning Opportunity for Agents of Hope! That means you!

This webinar series is built around the 5 concepts of Gratitude, Release, Accept, Challenge and Embrace...  The impact of these words increases as the powerful questions that naturally flow from them are explored deeply.  Learn tools to increase resiliency and resourcefulness for both groups and individuals.

Rise and Shine Anytime!

5 Steps For Increasing …

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Added by Anne Barry Jolles on February 28, 2012 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Kudos to World Cafe Online Community

I just mentioned the World Cafe Online Community on a call with someone doing Veteran-Civilian Dialogues.  They're looking to help their participants continue relationships over time using online technology, and I mentioned this community as a shining example of an online community that works!

Added by Sandy Heierbacher on February 6, 2012 at 2:34pm — 1 Comment

Webinar series on authentic leadership, personal capacities and practice

This webinar series hosted by The Lotus will begin on February 16th and run for 5 weeks. It is the first part in series of two.

We will be discussing the interior aspects of leadership and how to leverage your self as a change agent, be fully yourself and perceive beyond cognition alone.

Please go to …

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Added by Dana Pearlman on January 27, 2012 at 9:52am — No Comments

Governance Through Community

I recently did a blog post at my Pathways to New Community Paradigms Blog which featured the World Cafe Online Community and am reposting it here.

 

In the last post we took a look at Using Online Communities to encourage Direct Democracy for On-The-Ground Communities.  The underlying…

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Added by Brian Dowling on January 1, 2012 at 9:34am — No Comments

Are you the next sustainability leader?

The challenges facing our global society are apparent on many levels. From a lack of social trust, climate change, poverty, pollution, species extinction, institutional failure and our inability to continue consuming at current levels, the change that needs to take place on a global scale is massive, compounding and complex. In order to combat these challenges, we need both strategic planning that adheres to the limits of the Earth's…
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Added by Dana Pearlman on December 7, 2011 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Gedanken zum Frieden

Gedanken zum Frieden - Teilt bitte Eure Ideen mit ......

Mit folgendem sollten wir uns auseinandersetzen - d.h. Gedanken und Ideen austauschen:

- Mehr Liebe und Achtung für das Leben und die Natur -

- Verantwortung gegenüber der Ordnung des Seins 

- Wie können wir unsere Welt wieder an die ethisch ausgerichtete Grund-Ordnung ankoppeln ?

- Der Markt muss ethisch umrahmt sein (Ordnungs-Politik)

- Wie…

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Added by Raymond F. Peck on November 2, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

British Sign Language Storytelling Cafe in Edinburgh, 5 Nov 2011

Just a week to go till the biggest celebration of BSL storytelling of 2011 or possibly any other year. And it's FREE to attend, whether you're Deaf or hearing, aged 5 or 105.

Come along to the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh's High Street any time between 12 and 4.30pm on Saturday 5th November and you'll be spoilt for choice. There's enough to entertain you for a full afternoon, or 10 minutes…
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Added by Bob Duncan on November 1, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

History of African Kingdoms, fascinating

I have a renewed interest in the countries on the continant of Africa.There is a rich and fascinating history that has not been properly told in the US educational system, but is worth the indept study to learn about a significant part of world history. Please check out this link below: African History

For me this is very important because as the world is making a shift and…

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Added by Alane Quien on September 20, 2011 at 9:22am — No Comments

Launching NCDD’s Idea Incubator

I wanted to make sure folks in the World Cafe community know about something new NCDD is trying.  I welcome you to participate!

The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) is known for being an open community of innovators who are genuinely interested in working together to increase the impact of dialogue and deliberation.  Today I’d like to announce a new feature on the NCDD website that I hope will make it easier for NCDDers to collaborate:  the “Idea…

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Added by Sandy Heierbacher on August 30, 2011 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Green City Times

We are a start-up website that focuses on sustainable lifestyle/ cities / energy production. If you, or anyone you know, would like to offer critique/ ideas/ blog posts - please let us know!

Please visit this link:

http://www.greencitytimes.com

Added by Wendy Braff on July 20, 2011 at 6:54pm — No Comments

The Principal Invitation to the XIX WOSonOS Chile

Dear World Café Community:



The Chilean Open Space Community (CHOSonOS), is honored and grateful to be able to invite all those people in the world, who have experience with facilitating this fabulous method of dialogue and want to deepen their learning and practice, to participate actively in the XIX World Open Space on Open Space (WOSonOS) Chile 2011.

Our main goal is to open the space to answer the following…

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Added by Juan Luis Walker B. on June 26, 2011 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Towards the World as a Post-Capitalist, Commons-Based Cafe

A post-capitalist world is not only possible but millions engaged in the various organizational and social transformation movements around the world are actively working on the transition to it. One of the most potent emerging visions of that new world is a commons-based society.

http://www.commonslearningalliance.org/content/towards-commons-based-society



It's a vision that tremendously… Continue

Added by George Pór on June 11, 2011 at 3:01am — 1 Comment

Effective use of Large Scale Interventions: Book and training workshop

Dear all,

 

After being very quiet in this community for the last year, it is with great pleasure to inform you that after six years I finally finished my PhD research on effective use of Large Scale Interventions (which I see as an approach for whole system change,  including the large group intervention methods such as Future Search, Open Space, World Café, Whole Scale Change/Real Time Strategic Change). So you may call me ‘doctor Tonnie’ now :). The World Café Community…

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Added by Tonnie van der Zouwen on June 3, 2011 at 1:17am — No Comments

http://www.waporbh.ufmg.br/papers/Rosana_Katia_Nazzari_1.pdf

 


CAPITAL SOCIAL E MUDANÇA DE VALORES PARA ENFRENTAMENTO DA…
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Added by Rosana Katia Nazzari on June 2, 2011 at 2:39pm — No Comments

A tale of two Cafes

I would like to introduce myself to World Cafe Community members.



My name is David Gurteen and for the last 15 years or so I have worked as a Knowledge Management educator and facilitator.



I advise clients on their KM strategies and implementation.  I give keynote talks at conferences. I run KM workshops. I facilitate Knowledge Cafes and run Knowledge Cafe masterclasses.



I am the founder of the Gurteen Knowledge Community - a community of over 17,000…

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Added by David Gurteen on May 17, 2011 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Cafe curation

I am following with interest the online conversation around social content curation.  I recently hosted two knowledge cafes on customer relationship management (CRM) and social media and decided to curate the content used in Cafe CRM, the content created around the Cafe (tweets and photos) and the collective knowledge created in the Cafe.  I used Storify (storify.com):

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Added by Manti Grobler on May 4, 2011 at 8:05am — No Comments

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