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The World Caf: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter (Large Print 16pt)

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Introduces readers to a simple, yet powerful conversational process for thinking together and creating actionable knowledge that has been used successfully with organizations and communities on six continents Clearly articulates seven key World Caf design principles that create the conditions for accessing collective intelligence and breakthrough thinking Includes actual s ...more
Paperback, Large Print, 528 pages
Published June 21st 2010 by ReadHowYouWant (first published April 10th 2005)
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Philip Mizener
An Inspiring Introduction to hosting conversations that matter
I found the essays by different practitioners in the field of group dialogue and facilitation gave a real flavour to the spirit and title of the book. It was my first introduction to a more detailed examination of what World Café dialogue is all about and I find it quite a foundational book, contrasting the more traditional view of Talk then Action, with a richer view of layers of dialogue , action, and further dialogue. I found the
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Megan
The idea of the World Cafe is great; the book is only so-so.
Jeff
Jul 28, 2016 Jeff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What Matters Most?

In a world in which we live and work in technological isolation, World Cafe holds the promise of conversations of real meaning. Who knows maybe conservatives and progressives could find some common ground. I liked the explication of the Spirit of World Cafe. It's not technique. It's a vehicle for creating a world of our choosing.
Dennis Podryadchikov
Excellent guide on having meaningful and productive conversations that change worldviews.
Bridget
A decent read for grad school, though a 200 page book that could've been pared down by about 50 pages.
Michelle
Jan 13, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"World Cafe can make a special contribution when the goal is the focused use of dialogue to foster productive relationships, collaborative learning, and collective insight into real-life challenges and key strategic questions." (P. 6) looking forward to working with the World Cafe concepts to harness our company's collective intelligence!
Naomi
Juanita Brown and David Isaacs share stories and techniques of their methods for community dialogue and engagement to foster innovation, healing, and strengthening. Recommended for those interested in reviving and renewing communities or businesses and also for leaders.
Aja
I love the The World Cafe, but I'm not so sure that this book is the best tool to learn how to do it. Although I guess it does get to the heart of the process.
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