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Welcome to the World Café!

Welcome to the World Café!

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Workshop formats: World cafe Not an original notion - but an interesting one. The World cafe concept has been around a while We use this technique often in our workshops (, and at a recent event UTS (University of Technology Sydney) it attracted some interesting comments - so perhaps worth a reminder. You've done some input, you have some group tasks defined and the groups are all working away.

C Space Americas We help the world’s leading brands partner with their customers. Through these partnerships, our clients gain deep insight, creative ideas and honest input. Our work with you and your customers will inspire decisions that lead to improved business results. Our Products and Services Client Stories Dialogue Theories » Dialogue Society ISBN: 978-0-9569304-7-7Dialogue Theories gives an accessible introduction to the ideas of ten thinkers who have made insightful contributions to thought on dialogue, from quantum physicist David Bohm, to social theorist Jürgen Habermas, to Islamic scholar and peace advocate Fethullah Gülen. This book aims to advance theoretical and practical engagement with dialogue by introducing the work of ten individuals who have made important and insightful contributions to thought in this area. The thinkers selected come from diverse fields, from religious studies and interfaith dialogue, through philosophy and social theory, to communication studies, public opinion analysis and even quantum physics. A great deal of hope seems to be pinned on ‘dialogue’ in the contemporary world.

San Serriffe (1977) On April 1, 1977 the British newspaper The Guardian published a seven-page "special report" about San Serriffe, a small republic located in the Indian Ocean consisting of several semi-colon-shaped islands. A series of articles described the geography and culture of this obscure nation. The report generated a huge response. The Guardian's phones rang all day as readers sought more information about the idyllic holiday spot. However, San Serriffe did not actually exist. The report was an elaborate April Fool's Day joke — one with a typographical twist, since numerous details about the island (such as its name) alluded to printer's terminology.

GFSC Home Global Facilitators Serving Communities (GFSC) trains, supports, mentors and collaborates with communities and individuals to enhance local resources and skills that build community resilience and self-reliance. We believe that every community has tools and skills for improving resilience that often need to be identified, refined and encouraged. GFSC is committed to the development of, and reliance on, these local resources as much as possible.

The World Cafe The World Cafe refers to both a vision and a method of dialogue. It evolved out of conversations and experimentation one day at the home of consultants Juanita Brown and David Isaacs. World Café Conversations are an intentional way to create a living network of conversation around questions that matter. A Café Conversation is a creative process for leading collaborative dialogue, sharing knowledge and creating possibilities for action in groups of all sizes. The challenges of life in the 21st Century require us to find new ways to access the wisdom and intelligence inherent in groups both small and large.

Roberta Faulhaber, facilitation graphique I've been meaning to share some of the content of EuViz 2014 via my sketchnotes and a brief article for those who were unable to attend or who would like to compare notes. EuViz was held in Berlin this summer, organized by Guido Neuland of Neuland Gmbh, makers of all those wonderful markers we love and use, and Kommunikationslotsen, a process facilitation consultancy that is deeply involvedin visual facilitation as well. The conference was co-sponsored by the International Forum of Visual Practitioners community, otherwise known as the IFVP. A total of 240 people gathered for a visual/process fest that included 7 of us from France and people from all over the world. Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations That Accelerate Change The following is an excerpt from the introduction of the book, "The Most Important Leadership Skill They Don't Teach at Harvard Business School (Or Anywhere Else)." Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations That Accelerate Change Chris Ertel & Lisa Kay Solomon 272 pages, Simon & Schuster, 2014 Buy the book »

Netherlands The Netherlands ( i/ˈnɛðərləndz/; Dutch: Nederland [ˈneːdərˌlɑnt] ( )) is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in western Europe and three islands in the Caribbean. The European part of the Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east; and shares maritime borders with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom.[9] The country is a parliamentary democracy organised as a unitary state. The capital city of the Netherlands, mandated by the constitution, is Amsterdam, however, the seat of government is located in The Hague.[10] The Netherlands in its entirety is often referred to as "Holland", which in strict usage, refers only to North and South Holland, two of its provinces.

Communities of Practice (Formation and Facilitation) Mike Baird, "Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly" (Wenger,2006) A classification of communities of practice (2006). IGI Global.Akkerman, S., Petter, C., & de Laat, M. (2008). Organising communities-of-practice: Facilitating emergence.

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