Engagement Café * Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about.

An Engagement Café is a form of Knowledge Café designed to help people engage with an issue such as a new policy or procedure. The problem Individuals and work groups in organizations, frequently write policy documents and document processes or procedures. They set out principles by which people should work. They set out strategies and … Continue reading Engagement Café * Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about.

Idea Campaign Café * A series of focused conversations to generate ideas

An Idea Campaign Café is a conversational method that you can use to solicit ideas on a particular issue, problem or opportunity for which you are looking for creative suggestions. It draws upon the conversational power of the Idea Café (a variant of the Knowledge Café) and the Randomised Coffee Trial processes. Background Many organizations use suggestion boxes to … Continue reading Idea Campaign Café * A series of focused conversations to generate ideas

Knowledge Café principles Some basic principles underlie the Knowledge Café

These are the fundamental principles behind the Knowledge Café: Driven by a powerful question The conversation should be driven by a powerful question. A powerful question is often open-ended; provocative; engaging; action oriented; a real issue – not theoretical or conceptual; thought provoking; generates energy; focuses inquiry; surfaces assumptions; opens new possibilities; ambiguous. Dialogue not … Continue reading Knowledge Café principles Some basic principles underlie the Knowledge Café

A Knowledge Café is a gathering It is not a meeting

A meeting is a gathering of two or more people that has been convened for the purpose of achieving a common goal through verbal interaction, such as sharing information or reaching agreement. Meetings may occur face to face or virtually, as mediated by communications technology, such as a telephone conference call, a skyped conference call … Continue reading A Knowledge Café is a gathering It is not a meeting