Knowledge Café: Design checklist * Knowledge Cafés should be thoughtfully designed

There are a number of questions that should be considered when designing a Knowledge Café  before actually running it. Not all of them are applicable to every situation and they should be reflected on and refined iteratively, not in strict sequence. What is the purpose of the Café? The place to start is to clearly … Continue reading Knowledge Café: Design checklist * Knowledge Cafés should be thoughtfully designed

Knowledge Café: Purpose ** Every Knowledge Café should have a clear purpose

Each and every Knowledge Café should be designed for a specific purpose or intent. It’s not just about having learning conversations although this is one of the primary applications. You start with the business purpose and design a Café to fulfill that aim. A Cafe should have a well-defined purpose but no planned, desired or … Continue reading Knowledge Café: Purpose ** Every Knowledge Café should have a clear purpose

Knowledge Café: Triggering the conversation ** There are a number of ways in which you can trigger the conversation

You may trigger or provoke Knowledge Café conversations in one of a number of ways depending on the purpose of the Café. In general, the process takes two parts: setting the context posing a powerful question. Setting the context A speaker sets the context – maybe two or three speakers each presenting without PowerPoint slides for … Continue reading Knowledge Café: Triggering the conversation ** There are a number of ways in which you can trigger the conversation