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A missed opportunity for conversation

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 22 October 2013



A missed opportunity for conversation
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 160
Posted DateTuesday 22 October 2013 14:03 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen

One of my community members recently e-mailed me to say that one of the ideas she had proposed to the conference committee of which she was a member was to run a Knowledge Café as an evening event at one of their conferences.

The idea was to tie it in one of the keynote speakers, allowing participants to dig deeper in to the concepts presented by the speaker. A question would be posed by the speaker and tie back to the keynote from earlier in the day. This would in turn tie into an on-line community that would continue the conversation, post lessons learned and insights gleaned from the conference.

Guess what? She was voted down by the other members of the committee. It still amazes me how conservative people are about running Knowledge Cafes or similar conversational events.

The above idea is a perfect way in which to experiment with conversations. If you get the chance to do something like this - grab it!

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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