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IAF Europe Association newsletter article about our 'Big Conversation' World Café

At the IAF Europe conference in September I visually facilitated an adapted World Café for the closing session. We wanted to give facilitators the experience of being 'inside' the process, and for them to see how it worked with a graphic facilitator - something not everyone had possibly experienced.

I ran a 'back to basics' World Café with a pre-prepared template and just paper and pens on the tables - adding in the WC cards to provide guidelines for those new to the process (very useful, can recommend). We only had one participant move due to time, limited space and depleted energy levels on day 3 of an amazing and intense conference!

Things got really interesting in the final section when I opened it up to the room for their World Café adaptations, this was a incredibly experienced group (think Somali pirate negotiations, war zone facilitation and UN worldwide) and the results were fascinating. If you'd like to read the article please click here: IAF Europe Newsletter  Thanks!

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Comment by Amy Lenzo on January 24, 2013 at 4:46pm

:-) They are here on the online community, where people go for resources and stories about World Cafes: Cybrary and StoryNet. The page describing them and all the other World Cafe conversational forums is here.

Comment by Fran O'Hara on January 24, 2013 at 1:34pm

HI Amy, thanks! Haven't heard of either of these, will google them now.

Comment by Amy Lenzo on January 24, 2013 at 12:26pm

This is fabulous, Fran. Thanks so much for posting it. You should post it in the Cybrary and/or StoryNet as well!

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