Webinar: How to run a Knowledge Café
What is a Knowledge Café?
The Knowledge Café is a simple but flexible, conversational method that almost anyone can run. You do not need to be a professional facilitator.
The Café at its simplest brings a group of people together to have a conversation on a topic of mutual interest to understand better an issue but it can be adapted for a variety of purposes and at its best is a very powerful sense making tool.
The aims of the Café include the surfacing of the group’s collective knowledge; learning from each other; sharing ideas and insights; gaining a deeper understanding of a topic and the issues involved and exploring possibilities.
It can also be used to help connect people, improve interpersonal relationships, break down organizational silos, and improve trust and engagement.
You can learn more about the Knowledge Café concept on the Knowledge Café website.
The webinar covers:
- the philosophy and principles of the Café
- the Café process
- applications of the Café
- stories of how a number of organizations have adapted and used it
You will come away from the webinar, with sufficient knowledge to design and run a Knowledge Café yourself and a good understanding of the various ways in which in can be adapted for a variety of organizational purposes.
Who should participate?
Most people will benefit from this webinar but it will be of particular interest to anyone looking to encourage and facilitate more purposeful, constructive and creative conversation in their teams or organizations.
- Project and Team Leaders
- Community of Practice Leaders
And professionals in:
- Change Management
- Human Resources
- Knowledge Management
- Learning and Development
- Organization Development
“It sounds such a simple idea, but until you have experienced a knowledge cafe you won't understand just how powerful they can be in connecting people, generating new ideas and tackling issues.
David, in particular, brings a special kind of energy to the room that really helps, but when you stop and think about it, we are given very little time in our working lives to engage honestly and authentically with one another in that uniquely human activity, that fundamental building block of trust and understanding; conversation."
James BrownHead of Performance and Knowledge Management
Surrey County Council
The Knowledge Café webinar will be run on the Zoom Video Conferencing platform
Zoom is a powerful new video conferencing platform that makes a highly interactive style of webinar possible.
It brings participants together via video as if they were in a single large room. Participants can see everyone else and can hear each other. It also allows people to move to breakout rooms for small group discussion.
Zoom video and audio are high quality, and the platform is stable.
The software is free and runs not only on Windows and Mac but also on Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.
If you have not done so already please downloaded and install Zoom - you will find instructions here:
then email me to tell me that you have installed Zoom and give me the email address you used to register.
I will then connect with you, and apart from familiarizing yourself with Zoom you will be all set up for the webinar :-)
If you have any questions, give me a call or drop me an email.
+ 44 7774 178 650
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