The World Cafe: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter
Juanita Brown, David Isaacs, World Cafe Community, Peter Senge (Afterword)ISBN: 1576752585; 9781576752586;
The World CafA© is a flexible, easy-to-use process for fostering collaborative dialogue, sharing collective knowledge, and discovering new opportunities for action. World CafA© originators Juanita Brown and David Isaacs outline seven core design principles and provide practical tips and tools for convening and hosting "conversations that matter," even with very large groups. Each chapter features actual stories of CafA© dialogues from business, education, government, and community organizations across the globe, demonstrating how the World CafA© approach can be adapted to many different settings and cultures. Based on living systems thinking, this is a proven approach for fostering authentic dialogue and creating dynamic networks of conversation around your organization or community's real work and critical questions--improving both personal relationships and people's capacity to shape the future together.