Unlock collective team intelligence
The World Cafe is a simple, effective, and flexible format for brainstorming and hosting group discussions. Used globally as a method to generate discussion and ideas, World Cafe engages all participants in powerful decision-making and idea creation.
Turn your conference into a cafe, i.e. small round tables covered with linen tablecloth, flip-chart paper, coloured pens and a vase of flowers.
2. Welcome and introduction:
The host begins with a warm welcome and introduction to the cafe process.
3. Small Group Rounds:
The process begins with three or more rounds of conversations, with participants moving around the cafe to visit each table where a ‘table host’ facilitates a discussion and captures colleagues’ ideas. This is where the magic happens - participants realise connections between discussion topics, build on each other’s ideas, and experience the power of collective intelligence.
Table hosts and their groups consolidate their outputs and share findings. Action plans are integrated into a Balanced Score Card for corporate planning purposes.
Energised discussions take place around key topics, leading to cross-pollination of ideas, creative solutions and collective buy-in. Action plans can be integrated into a balanced scorecard for corporate planning purposes.
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