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World Café Hosting Fundamentals

A World Café Signature Learning Program
offered in collaboration with Fielding Graduate University

8 Weeks:
September 16th – November 11th, 2017

6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units)

Course Fee: $800 ($750 before August 15th – $600 for Fielding Alumni)
Fee includes required pre-reading materials in e-book pdf format (see titles below).
(enrollment closes September 6th)


The World Café Hosting Fundamentals course will be delivered online, using state-of-the-art interactive distance-learning technology.

This renowned course uses the structure of a World Café, featuring written coursework in rotating small group forums as well as special “real time” opening and closing sessions and study groups.

“Real time” Session Schedule:
September 16th – Opening Session – 9 – 11am Pacific Time
October 11th – Online World Cafe – 10 – 12:30am Pacific Time
September 30th, October 4th, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, & November 4th – Study Groups – 10 – 11:30am Pacific Time
November 11th – Closing Session 9 – 11am Pacific Time

The course will be very interactive (it will take approx. 4-6 hours a week) and students will be expected to participate fully.

This rigorous, highly interactive online course is designed for serious practitioners who are looking for a solid understanding of the World Café method and philosophy, and want to work with their peers, guided by senior practitioners to learn how to host powerful and effective World Cafés.

Your course fee includes the following required reading materials in e-format. If at all possible, you should read this material before the course starts.

  • The World Café: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter, by Juanita Brown, David Isaacs, and the World Café Community, Berrett Koehler, 1995
  • The World Cafe: Living Knowledge Through Conversations That Matter, Fielding Doctoral Dissertation by Juanita Brown
  • The Art of Powerful Questions, by Juanita Brown, Eric E. Vogt, and David Isaacs

Your Hosts:

board_pics_boBo Gyllenpalm – Fielding Adjunct Faculty member (and retired Fielding Board member) – has been hosting World Café for almost 20 years in corporate environments. He served on Juanita Brown’s dissertation committee at Fielding, and helped forge the formal collaboration between World Café and Fielding Graduate University.

board_pics_amyAmy Lenzo – also Adjunct Faculty at Fielding – directs the World Cafe Signature Learning Programs and co-presents them with key World Café practioners around the world. A pioneer in bringing the World Café process online in “real time”, she has been hosting World Café – online and off – since 2005.

Both presenters are members of the World Cafe Stewardship Council, and well known for their pioneering work in bringing the World Café process and principles into online learning and engagement.


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