I'm excited to share the launch of a project that my new company weDialogue has been working on for several months now in collaboration with the World Cafe. You are all warmly invited to participate, and I'm serious about that because it will take all of us...
The project is a series of free interactive telephone-based events called Conversations for the 21st Century. They'll happen every other month and each one will focus on a different topic (economics, climate change, health, relationships, etc.). The series as a whole is designed to convene the key conversations needed to respond to the challenges and opportunities of global citizenship today and encourage public participation in civic discourse.
These conversations are grounded in World Café principles and based on the World Café format. We're drawing on their basic premise that collectively we have the solutions to our most pressing issues, and that we are wiser together than we are alone. We believe that conversation - authentic human interaction - is the core driver of social change and innovation. And we recognise that it's up to all of us to step into the leadership roles being called for today, by engaging the big questions and making our voices heard.
Each C21C session will start with a brief exchange between three “conversation starters”, who have been chosen to reflect a rich diversity of perspective in relation to their topic. That "round table" conversation will open the larger dialogue, where we will speak from our hearts and hear/learn from one another in small and large groups. We'll also have a Call to Action in each one that identifies opportunities to take our conversational insights and wisdom into action.
The first session, scheduled for April 1st, will be Community for the 21st Century, and it will focus on the topic of community. The conversation starters will be Peter Block, with Charles Holmes and Louise van Rhyn, Nancy White, and Maria Scordialos with Sarah Whiteley.
Be part of the conversation.