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World Café: An Introduction to Dialogic Methods

  • 01 Sep 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Room 140, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105

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September 1, 2016

TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 pm


World Café: An Introduction to Dialogic Methods

“People grow in the direction of the questions they ask” ~ David Cooperrider,

Appreciative Inquiry. Ask questions that matter, discuss them in depth and the result will be smarter, changing individuals or systems. This session is an introduction to methods of dialog and self-organization focusing on World Café.

Café was discovered by Juanita Brown, David Isaacs and colleagues in 1995. Ithas been refined by an active community of practitioners, eager to share their discoveries as the method evolves.

This session will include a taste of the Café process around the question, “Why is my work important?”, followed by a look at the method and how it might serve your work.

If you are new to dialogic methods, please come to learn from this interaction. Ifyou are familiar with dialogic methods, please come so we might all learn from you.

Participants of the Session Will:

  1. Gain self-insight through Café participation
  2. Understand the Café method
  3. Understand dialog as a system tool
  4. Contrast Café as platform with Open Space as method
  5. Understand possible applications
  6. Understand dialog venues: face-to- face, virtual and hybrid
  7. Identify Café Resources for future exploration and application

      5:30 - 6:05 pm   Discussion Round #1
      6:05 - 6:40 pm   Discussion Round #2
      6:40 - 7:00 pm   Harvest of Ideas
      7:00 - 7:30 pm   

      Learning Wrap-Up & Meeting Close


      Washtenaw Community College
      Morris Lawrence Building
      4800 E. Huron River Drive
      Ann Arbor, MI 48105


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      About the Presenters:

      Tom Swigart is retired from a career in research and ergonomics at Ford Motor Co. His background includes an MA in Industrial Psychology from Wayne State Univerisity, the Planned Change Internship with Larry Lippitt and Kathie Dannemiller and various trainings and workshops in organization development related methods and skills.

      Molly Leonard is an organization development practitioner who helps leaders develop teams and foster growth by increasing awareness, facilitating collaborative strategies and influencing engagement. Molly is a Gestalt Professional Certified Coach and earned her MSHROD from EMU. She is instrumental during times of transformative change.

      Jeneen McNally, President of Speak So They Listen, LLC is a Corporate Trainer, Coach, Interviewer, and Business Developer. She is also the Director of Sales for the University of Michigan Operations Leadership Workshop.

      She coaches and presents workshops about how to "Speak So They Listen"...speaking and presenting so you are listened to AND understood in: 1-1 conversations, meetings, and giving presentations.  

      ATD Competency Model:

      Outline the process of CPLP certification

      Relate the CPLP certification to their professional career development aspirations and goals

      Identify resources to support their interests in the CPLP application

      Reflect on their professional competencies for talent development

      Network. Learn. Grow.

      Creating a World that Works better.

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