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An Essay for the World Café 20th Anniversary

Reflecting on the origin of the World Café and inquiring into the value that we should uphold as practitioners for the promising future…
by Daisuke Kawaguchi, Chief Researcher, Human Value

peaceworldIt has been 20 years since the World Café was born into this world by Juanita Brown, David Isaacs, and other practitioners. Since its birth, enormous numbers of café conversations have been conducted to shape better futures, and now the World Cafe is known as one of the greatest methodologies for generative facilitation in a variety of areas. In Japan, as well, the movement of the café conversations has been wide-spread with a large influence on our way of communication and collaboration after the book of “The World Café – Shaping the future through conversations that matter” was published in Japanese translation.

Reflecting on the very early days, a founder, Juanita Brown once said to me under the beautiful sunshine in Jonesborough, “The name ‘World Café’ came from the desire that the café conversations will be able to contribute to the World Service in the future.” I believe this desire has been half-fulfilled as we see the values and impacts that the World Café has accomplished so far.
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The Power of the World Café

The Difference We Can Make for Our Communities, Organizations and Society

(Time shown is local time in Tokyo, Japan; UTC +9)

Juanita Brown will be coming in via Satellite to join Amy Lenzo in co-hosting the morning session for this Impact Café with professional facilitators throughout Japan. 

We’ll be addressing the deeper meaning and purpose of World Cafe in a changing world and the role of Conversational Leadership as a core competence for organizations, community, & societal change in the 21st Century.

In the afternoon session, co-hosted by Amy Lenzo and Kazuaki Katori, we will hear stories of World Cafe’s impact within Japan and explore the opportunities and possibilities of applying what we’ve learned together about using World Café to support positive social change in Japan and beyond. 

Tokyo-TWC

Hosted by: Juanita Brown (joining via satellite), Amy Lenzo, and Kazuaki Katori

Sponsored by: IAF & Japan/FAJ (International Association of Facilitators & Facilitators Association Japan)

World Café Masterclass

(Time shown is local time in Tokyo, Japan; UTC +9)

Join us as we celebrate the impact of World Café in Japan by deepening our individual and collective capacity to convene and host the conversations that will shape and impact our future/s.

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Hosted by: Amy Lenzo

Sponsored by: Qualia, Ltd.