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Online World Cafe – A Participant’s View

The other day I came across this post by World Café participant Joan Davis … In it, she describes her experience of an online World Café in detail, revealing her thought processes as well as her emotions and sense of impact. In reading it, I’m struck by how her experience of an online Café is almost indistinguishable from the face-to-face version. Once again, I’m reminded of how powerful and direct these online World Cafés can be.

They’re also incredibly accessible – how else could you engage in rich, meaningful conversation with people all over the world without spending a small fortune on air fare and hotels?

impact-cafesThis month, on November 17th and 18th, there will be an opportunity to experience an online Café for yourself.

Connect with World Café hosts and other conversational change agents around the globe to discover what we’ve been learning over the last 20 years, and dream together into what we want to do next.

If you’ve never experienced an online World Café, this is your chance!  And of course if you HAVE, you know what we’re talking about…

There will be two dates so all the time zones in the world are represented (registration covers one or both Cafés). We really want this to be a great international harvest, so your voice is needed, wherever you are, whatever your experience. Register now to reserve your place at the table.

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Friendship, Communion, and A Shared Vision

I can always count on de Chardin for a meaty, meaningful quote. This one feels particularly apt for us as we move to harvest the wisdom from October’s Impact Cafés and look forward to what we want to seed together for the next 20 years …

“There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe.”
~ Teilhard de Chardin

Join the international World Cafe community for online Global Impact Cafés November 17th & 18th!

A Word from our Friends at SoL

logoOur friends at the Society for Organizational Learning have this to say about World Café:

The Society for Organizational Learning (SoL) has used the World Café at many of our events and community gatherings, such as our Executive Champions’ Workshop (every August) and our upcoming Applied Organizational Learning Program this December. The World Café has provided us with a social technology to bring together leaders and change makers from all over the world and have them focus on questions most important to them. The deep reflections, the conversations that built on each other round after round, and the insights that people generated by tapping into their analytical as well as creative side has been an inspiring and impactful process. We know that many lasting relationships, personal transformations and shifts in our collective consciousness have resulted from using the World Café. We look forward to many great experiences to come.

Frank Schneider
SoL North America President/CEO

>> Please join them for their Applied Organizational Learning for Business Results Program with Peter Senge, in Ashland, Mass on December 7-11th!

And join all of us in the social change community – wherever you are in the world, and whatever your conversational method of choice may be – in the online Global Impact Jamboree Harvest Cafés November 17th & 18th (choose the time zone that works best for your part of the world)!