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World Café signature learning program to begin September 30th

Posted by Hilary Edwards on Thu, Aug 23, 2012

world cafe online courseProviding a fundamental understanding of The World Café theory and method, the course titled Hosting World Cafés: The Fundamentals  applies the World Café design principles to bring forth the creative power of conversation and engage questions that matter. Participants will develop the capacity to use the World Café in their own lives and work, and gain a basic understanding of World Café hosting practices.

Offered in a three-day face-to-face format, and online in a seven-week distance-learning format with weekly webinars - in collaboration with the Institute for Social Innovation at Fielding Graduate University. Some degree of familiarity with The World Café is recommended. Understand and apply the seven design principles and fundamental assumptions of the World Café:

  • Learn to generate powerful questions that matter
  • Develop the skills and capacity to design, convene and host a World Café conversation
  • Understand and experience the processes, principles and "ways of being" that can call forth collective intelligence
  • Become familiar with the intellectual foundations of the World Café
  • Explore how the World Café can be applied in creative ways across different sectors, cultures, demographics and contexts

This academically rigorous, highly interactive online course is designed for serious students who would like a solid understanding of the World Café method and philosophy and want to work with senior practitioners in a peer-to-peer environment to learn how to host powerful and effective World Cafes.  

The course is being hosted by Fielding Adjunct Faculty member Bo Gyllenpalm and Amy Lenzo, Managing Director of the World Cafe Community Foundation's Signature Learning Programs. Both individuals are well known for their pioneering work in bringing the World Cafe process and principles into online learning and engagement.

Participants completing this course will be awarded 6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by Fielding Graduate University, and will be eligible to apply to the International Coach Federation (ICF) for 19 Continuing Coaching Education Units (CCEUs).

Program Dates
September 30 - November 17, 2012
Required Synchronous Sessions: September 30 and November 11
Optional Weekly Synchronous Clinics, dates to be determined
To download course curriculum, click here: Course Curriculum
For more information about World Café programs, click here: World Cafe Signature Learning Programs
To register, please click here: World Cafe Signature Learning Registration Page

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