Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the World Café Shaping our Futures through Conversations that Matter 14 October 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to the World Café Shaping our Futures through Conversations that Matter 14 October 2010
World Café in the Global Context World Café Experience Dinner World Café Design Guidelines World Café Application Todays Program
The World Café Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter Translated into 10 languages including Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese & Chinese Selected in January 2010 by Prime Minister of Japan as 1 of 28 books that will be essential to Japans future
The capacity to see the world of the other sounds simple, but it is not. Yet it is the core of creating a new human history together. The World Café and this book serve as an inspiration to help make that possible. Lic. Esteban Moctezuma Barragan, Mexicos Former Minister of Social Development
The World Café is a simple yet powerful method for large and small groups of people to: foster collaborative dialogue share and create new knowledge build community inspire collective action
Café Outcomes 1.Communication Across Silos 2.Broad Engagement on Strategic Initiatives 3.Create Shared Direction, Momentum for Action 4.Cross Pollinate Learning, Generate New Insight 5.Build Community and Trust 6.Uncovering Deeper Issues
CAFE ETIQUETTE Listen to understand. Focus on what matters Contribute your thinking Speak your mind and heart Link and connect ideas Listen together for insights and deeper questions. Doodle – on your tablecloths Have Fun!
3 Rounds of Conversation at 3 Different Tables Different Question for Each Round Use Talking Piece Look for Themes & Connections Relax & Enjoy! Harvest Collective Insight & Learning Connect to Next Steps
Café Travelling Instructions… One person stays as host Others move to different tables Host welcomes new people Wait for next question
Café Round 2: Begin by sharing one idea, theme or insight from your last round Then, share a story of a conversation that made a real difference for someone else What happened? What made the conversation possible? How did you know it was meaningful? What happened after?
World Café DESIGN PRINCIPLES (powerful when used together!)
The knowledge and wisdom we need is already present and accessible Intelligence emerges as the system connects to itself in creative ways Listening into the center Connecting ideas Noticing new possibilities Honoring unique contributions Collective insight evolves from… CAFÉ ASSUMPTIONS
Outcomes are better when they are informed by: Diversity of Perspectives Cross Pollination of Ideas Attention to Meta Level Themes & Patterns Questions that Matter to People
When Designing a Café, Consider… 1.What is my Purpose and Intention? 2.How can I invite people so that my Purpose and Intention come through? 3.Who needs to be in the room? 4.Who will you partner with? -to design the Café questions -to make it happen 5.What are the questions that matter?
Questions are intrinsically related to action, they spark and direct attention, perception, energy and effort… Creativity requires asking genuine questions, those to which an answer is not already known. Questions function as open-handed invitations to creativity, calling forth that which doesnt yet exist. -Marilee Goldberg Adams The Art of the Question
The World Café www.theworldcafe.com firstname.lastname@example.org All images used in this presentation are part of the World Café Community Creative Commons
We see a movement from the traditional view that talk and action are separate to an understanding of conversation as a core process for creating our world
Outcomes are better when they are informed by: Diversity of Perspectives Cross Pollination of Ideas Attention to Meta Level Themes & Patterns Questions that Matter to People And…We have the Capacity, Creativity and Wisdom to Address our most Challenging Issues! Connection + Conversation bring Intelligence to Life!
Understanding the World Cafés fascinating model of a living social system is essential for the understanding of life and leadership in human organizations. Fritjof Capra, author of Web of Life and The Hidden Connections Endorsements
The challenge of leadership in these times of breathtaking speed and exhausting complexity is to find creative ways to embrace the future, and let of the past. World Café dialogue provides us the opportunity to do just that. Paul Borawski, ED and Chief Strategic Offer, America Society for Quality Endorsements