World Café - Guidelines

The World Café process is particularly useful in the following situations:

  • When you want to generate input, share knowledge, stimulate innovative thinking, and explore action possibilities around real life issues and questions
  • To engage people--whether they are meeting for the first time, or are in established relationships--in authentic conversation
  • To conduct in-depth exploration of key strategic challenges or opportunities
  • To deepen relationships and mutual ownership of outcomes in an existing group
  • To create meaningful interaction between a speaker and the audience
  • To engage groups larger than 12 (we've had up to 1200) in an authentic dialogue process



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