What is a World Cafe format?

What is a World Cafe format?

The World Cafe is a method which makes use of an informal cafe setting for participants to explore an issue by discussing it in small table groups. Discussion is held in multiple rounds of 20-30 minutes, with the cafe ambiance intended to allow for more relaxed and open conversations to take place.

How do you facilitate a World Cafe?

The World Cafe Etiquette

  1. Focus on What Matters.
  2. Contribute Your Thinking.
  3. Speak Your Mind and Heart.
  4. Listen to Understand.
  5. Link and Connect Ideas.
  6. Listen Together for Insights and Deeper Questions (Playing, Doodling, Drawing are all encouraged!)
  7. Have Fun!

What is a café meeting?

World Cafe is a large group discussion technique designed to encourage the kind of intimate small group discussions one might have at a cafe on a selected topic. Participants sit at small tables with 5 or fewer other people. After a brief introduction, the group discusses a series of questions at their table.

What is Virtual World Cafe?

A virtual World Café combines the best of the planning of a face-to-face event with the emerging possibilities of video conferencing. The design and realization of a powerful virtual World Café experience is focusses on three key elements: PURPOSE, PEOPLE and TECHNOLOGY.

What is a Virtual World Cafe?

A virtual World Café provides a spectrum of cutting-edge possibilities to foster meaningful exchanges about issues that matter to the participants: All sectors of society ranging from individuals, communities to organizations can participate in a deeply inclusive common experience.

How do you zoom on World Cafe?

To conduct the virtual world café, we used Zoom in order to bring the full group of 20 participants together for directions and then easily move them into breakout rooms for the conversational rounds.

How do you prepare for a coffee meeting?

  1. 10 Tips for an Awesome Coffee Meeting. By Sean Blanda.
  2. Be clear when asking for the meeting.
  3. Do your homework.
  4. Never, ever, ever be late.
  5. Offer to pay.
  6. You don’t have to drink coffee.
  7. Have one clear, specific ask.
  8. Take notes and follow up.

How do you introduce yourself in coffee chat?

Before you even start a conversation, you want to make sure everything is set so neither you nor your mentor is distracted. Then, introduce yourself again and recap why you asked for the meeting. Set a quick agenda of what you want to cover during your conversation to give the other person a bit of direction.

What is the World Café format?

The World Café format is flexible and adapts to many different circumstances. When these design principles are used together they foster collaborative dialogue, active engagement, and constructive possibilities for action. Pay attention to the reason you are bringing people together, and what you want to achieve.

How do I contact the World Café community?

(Contact [email protected] or call 415-381-3368). The World Café Community is comprised of a growing global group of leaders and others committed to courageous conversations and positive futures.

Are professional consulting services available through World Cafe services?

Should that be the case, professional consulting services and senior hosts are available through World Cafe Services and we would be happy to talk with you about your needs.

What is the World Cafe method?

World Cafe Method. At the end of the twenty minutes, each member of the group moves to a different new table. They may or may not choose to leave one person as the “table host” for the next round, who welcomes the next group and briefly fills them in on what happened in the previous round.