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Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 2 November 2008



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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 101
Posted DateSunday 2 November 2008 08:36 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen

It has been an amazing month for me having spent the whole of October in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Christchurch, Terrace Downs, Wellington, Auckland and Singapore. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this possible and to the people I met who made it fun!

During that time I gave many talks/kcafes and three knowledge cafe masterclasses - about 20 events in all. Pretty much all of the talks I give these days I turn into knowledge cafes. I talk for maybe 30 - 40 minutes; pose a question and then turn the remainder of the time over to knowledge cafe format - maybe 45 minutes even an hour depending on how much time I have allocated. It works well and if you a speaker I'd recommend it to you.

As ever, I took lots of photos that I have posted to Flickr and posted my slides on Slideshare.

What did I learn? Well, more and more, just how powerful the knowledge cafe process really is and just how much people enjoy it and see the value in it. A comment that comes up and time and time again goes something like this "Being able to take the time to have conversations that surface hidden issues; give me time to reflect and improve my understanding of an issue without the pressure of having to immediately generate tangible outcomes is wonderful!".

And three more knowledge cafe masterclasses coming up in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Stellenbosch next week!

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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