Authentic Conversations blog
CONVERSATION IS WORK Monday September 22 2008I wish I could take credit for this statement, "Conversation is Work," but it comes from The World Café.

The World Café is a book and a community located on the Internet, and it is much more.

The big idea comes from material developed by Juanita Brown and David Isaacs written about in the book. The quote comes from workshop we attended at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, conducted by Bo Gyllenpalm.  World  Café  is a powerful way to engage 12 or more (read thousands) in “conversations that matter.”

By convening people in an organization or in a community and creating conversations with provocative, energizing questions, people can build common purpose and develop plans for pursuing those purposes.

Click on the links above and read for yourself. This method is building communities of people, resolving difficult issues and creating outcomes of meaning that stick.

Yahoo, more authentic conversations!