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The Smart Solution Book by Mr. David Cotton

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Tool 56

World cafÉ

What the tool is

World Café was designed as a process to facilitate large meetings, give people an equal voice and invite contributions from everyone.

Small groups sitting at café-style tables discuss a problem for a set time period. One person ‘hosts’ each table group. At a given signal, participants move to other tables where the host talks through the discussions of the last group. Either the same question is repeated or a related question is discussed. Repeat the process, collect the ideas, present them in plenary and rank the solutions the groups have produced.

When to use it

  • For strategic planning.
  • For organisational ...

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