World Café Based on text from the café to go reference guide. Authored by the World Café community.
Purpose Opportunity to meet new people http://www.flickr.com/photos/fazen/9079179/ Connect diverse perspectives Collaborative dialogue http://www.flickr.com/photos/eglantine/150325548/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisjfry/323461344/
World Café at a Glance… Three (3) progressive rounds of conversation with each round addressing one question. At the end of each round, participants are invited to move to a different table New question discussed while linking and connecting ideas with previous conversation rounds. Paper tablecloths provided to create a visual memory of the conversation World Café principles include the following…
Focus on what matters http://www.flickr.com/photos/bocavermelha/245291629/
Contribute your thinking. Speak your mind and heart. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2307/2065774934_94b4bd1327_m.jpg
Link and connect ideas. Listen together for insights and deeper questions. ttp://www.flickr.com/photos/pedrovidigal/411138040/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ale_e_ba/172543657/
Play Draw http://www.flickr.com/photos/nick_natz/2203158108/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ibumohd/393616097 Doodle http://www.flickr.com/photos/fiberart/487148946/
One more thing… Before getting started, each group will need to identify a table host (not facilitator) who remains at the table during the 3 conversation rounds to: • welcome newcomers • share the main ideas, themes and questions • encourage guests to link and connect ideas (USING THE PAPER TABLECLOTH) http://www.flickr.com/photos/flickflackclack/1663577752/
Round 1 What knowledge would your project have that would be useful to codify? What wouldn't?
Round 2 What factors would you use to decide what to codify? What not?
Round 3 In what situations would knowledge sharing be beneficial? When might it not?
Plenary Discussion What key insight or idea should we be taking away from here on networking to build equitable information societies in Asia?