World Café

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The World Café is a simple, effective, and flexible format for hosting large group dialogues. It´s perfect for leading collaborative dialogue, sharing knowledge and creating possibilities for action in groups of all sizes.


When bringing together the discoveries and insights of the small groups, the group gets an opportunity to see and link all the harvested information from a broader perspective. Patterns can be identified, and the collective wisdom becomes visible. Also, possibilities for action might emerge.

Target groups

  • Teenagers, Adults.

Experienced facilitators, Communication team.


  • Setting: Create a “special” environment, most often modeled after a café, where people feel invited to contribute i.e. small round tables covered with a tablecloth, plenty of paper or a flip-chart paper tablecloth, colored pens. There should be 3-6 chairs at each table. Small group sizes are essential.
  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Small Group Rounds
  • Questions: each round is prefaced with a question designed for the specific context and desired purpose of the session.
  • Harvest

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The World Cafe