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Eval12 Session 272: World Cafe Skill-building Session 

10-19-2012 17:51

Slides from Session #272: World Cafe Demonstration: A Better Tomorrow Through Data-informed Decisions?

This session is part the Gathering Guidance Working Group’s demonstration of gathering and engagement techniques. Following a brief introduction to the World Café concept/approach, attendees will explore the issue of Creating a Better Tomorrow through Data-informed decisions through a World Café conversation. The method uses informal conversation “cafés” for progressive discussion in small groups. The dynamic of a “café ambiance” allows for relaxed and open conversation to take place. The seven principles of the World Café approach include: 1) set the context and know the parameters of the meeting; 2) create a hospitable space that is conducive to discussion; 3) explore questions that matter; 4) encourage everyone’s contribution; 5) connect diverse perspectives; 6) listen together for patterns and insights; and 7) share collective discoveries. This session will end with reflections on the value of the World Café process to evaluators.

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