World Café

World Café is a method to create a friendly event for your community in order to kick start a joint action plan, a shared philosophy, or simply create good group dynamic.

It is an ideal way to find out what a community is thinking and feeling about a topic. After the first conversation, someone stays at the table as ‘host’, while the others move to a new table, taking their previous conversations with them.

Process for inclusive evaluation and feedback

World Café Guidelines: Seven Design Principles

  1. Set the context.
  2. Create hospitable space.
  3. Explore questions that matter.
  4. Encourage everyone’s participation.
  5. Connect diverse perspectives.
  6. Listen together for patterns and insights.
  7. Share collective discoveries.