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A wonderful combination of a Knowledge Cafe and a Drum Cafe

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 18 September 2012



A wonderful combination of a Knowledge Cafe and a Drum Cafe
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 147
Posted DateTuesday 18 September 2012 15:05 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
Linkshttp://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1NGmds2X8GpzRtbSOb1vC ... 
CategoriesKnowledge Cafe

As part of the opening ceremony at ICKM 2012 (the International Conference on Knowledge Management) in Johannesburg on 5 Sept 2012, I ran a Knowledge Cafe combined with a Drum Cafe facilitated by Warren Liebermann.

Knowledge Cafes bring people together to connect and to have conversations while Drum Cafes connect and energise people through Interactive Drumming. A wonderful combination.

In both cases the focus is not on the facilitator, but on the participants.

We broke the one hour session into 6 ten minute segments. Three for drumming and three for conversation. 

A big thanks to Prof. Adeline du Toit who came up with the idea of a "joint cafe" and connected me and Warren.

This video playlist captures the energy and engagement in the room. It was a great way to connect people and to start the 2 day conference.

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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