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5 Spheres of Sharing Collective Discoveries

One of the seven design principles of World Café practice – “Share Collective Discoveries” – really has my attention lately…

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Community Cafes at World Cafe

Following up on the three Community Cafes we hosted with World Cafe community members around the globe in September – Each of the three Cafes was a rich experience – small, intimate groups in heart-full conversation – and we learned a lot together.

The context for these Community Cafes was simple –
The online community space that we created 20 years ago that served the needs we had then very well is not necessarily able to support the needs of today in the same way.

Here is the “Harvest Report” to share the essence of what we learned and what is needed/wanted, with a graphic recording from the September 14th Cafe by Nancy White.

One of the things that came across loud and clear in these Community Cafes was a desire for more regular online World Cafes to connect and learn together.

We hosted the first one earlier this month, and the 2nd one is scheduled for November 16th at 9 – 11:30am Pacific Time / 11am – 1:30pm COT / 18:00 – 20:30 CET. These Community Cafes are free but you must register to participate.

Would you like to be part of the design and hosting team for it? Can you help to record it graphically, either manually or digitally? Part of what we are doing with these Community Cafes is giving ourselves opportunities to learn together, and well as connect with each other more regularly. So if you would like to get more involved with the World Cafe community, we invite you to join the hosting and/or harvesting team for the upcoming Community Cafe, and/or volunteer your time to support the Community development work that you asked for in the September Cafes.

Let’s make our community spaces reflect what we truly want from our interactions as an international community of practice!


Your Community Cafe hosts
Martin, Cecilia, Amy, Michaela, Ty, and Asma

World Café at the European Commission

(local time in Brussels)


The European Commission has used the World Café extensively over many years as part of a participatory engagement strategy to impact social issues, community relationships, internal decisions, and develop conversational leadership within the Commission. To help celebrate the World Café’s 20th Anniversary, members of the European Commission will host a special Impact Café on Nov 6.

Organiser: Art of Participatory Leadership Practitioners Community in the EU Institutions
Time: 12.30 – 14.30 (arrival time as of 12.00, actual start 12.30)
Address: Rue Philippe Le Bon 3, room 1.4. (1st floor)

Those who do not own Commission badges please contact Frans for registration: ue.ap1513264940orue.1513264940ce@SJ1513264940IN.sn1513264940arF1513264940

Hosts: Dominika Novak, Frans Nijs, & Ursula Hillbrand