Welcome to the ICFC World Café! December 10, 2012Please take a seat with people you want to know better!
ICF Chicago (ICFC) is pleased to host a World Café eventon December 10, 2012 for Chicagoland coaches and otherICFC stakeholders.ICFC’s intent for this event is to create a space for opendialogue and fun conversation. We want to draw out thecollective wisdom from those we serve on how we maystrategically partner more effectively as we all Learn, Earnand Engage/Connect in 2013.Materials for this presentation include information & materials from World Café(www.TheWorldCafe.com) and Conversation Café (www.ConversationCafe.org).Special thanks to RedBike International for additional Café resources.
Outcomes• ICF Chicago, Chicagoland coaches, and other stakeholders co-create a more strategic partnership to better Learn, Earn and Engage/Connect in 2013• Experience a World Café• Learn how to conduct a World Café• Enhance dialogue and listening skills
What is a World Café?• An easy-to-use method for creating collaborative dialogue about questions that matter• Fosters inquiry vs. debate• People have freedom to speak and contribute• Can be developed to meet specific goals – Leadership Cafés – Strategy Cafés – Event Cafés• Reveals the collective wisdom that is present within a group and/or organization
What A World Café Is Not• A club or outlet for any one point of view• Place to press your ideas on others• Place to network for business – This can be done before and after the World Café
World Café Etiquette• Focus on what matters• Listen to understand• Contribute your thinking• Speak your mind and heart• Link and connect ideas• Listen together for themes, insights, and deeper questions• Play, Doodle, Draw - HAVE FUN!
Setup: Drawing Outside the Lines is Required!• Butcher or flip chart paper on the table• Crayons and/or markers for participants to use to write/draw their thoughts• A Host for each table to help guide the conversation and keep the “story of the table”• Table Host instructions at each table• Carry your key ideas, themes and questions to the next table and cross-pollinate with the new topic and group• Sign with table topic and question for conversation at each table• Flip chart or other paper for Table Hosts to capture key ideas and themes from each round of conversation
Structure of the CaféRounds of conversation: 3 Time for each round: 15 minutes• Table Hosts welcome participants. – Brief introductions: What’s your name? Where are you from? – Share highlights from previous round(s) if applicable• Each person has 1 minute to share initial thoughts on the table topic, then open dialogue begins• Finish conversation by gathering key ideas and themes• Go to new table with different topic and group• The Table Host will stay at the same table and will let new group know what came up in the previous group’s discussion
Today’s Topics As Strategic Partners,•What are some ways we can Learn together? •What are some ways we can Earn together? •What are some ways we can Connect with together?
Harvest the Learning• Once the rounds of conversation are complete, spend time as a whole group speaking to what themes people noticed and to uncover the learning and wisdom that is now present in the group regarding the topic(s)• An additional way to harvest the learning: – Cut out the doodles from the paper on the tables and glue them to rolls of paper that are posted on the wall – Spend time looking for themes between the pictures and words – One at a time use a marker to drawn lines between the pictures and words and explain what you see they represent in regards to the topic(s) that were discussed
What would it look like to be astrategic partner with ICF Chicago?Key ideas and themes from the World Café held on December 10, 2012 were compiled and can be found in the “World Café Highlights 12-10-12” PowerPoint also available on the ICF Chicago website.
What’s Next For You?• What is one key take-away from this meeting?• How will you partner with ICF Chicago in 2013?• How might you use the World Café format to increase group/team learning and community conversation?• You are welcome to use the information in this resource to lead your own World Café.
Thank you for attending ICF Chicago’s World Café! To find out more about our upcoming programs and otherresources, check out our website! http://icf-chicago.org