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Knowledge Cafe Workshop: Dubai, 19 November 2012

Posted to Gurteen Mail Log by David Gurteen on 16 October 2012



Knowledge Cafe Workshop: Dubai, 19 November 2012
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Posted DateTuesday 16 October 2012 12:36 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
CategoriesKnowledge Management
CountryUnited Arab Emirates

To: Gurteen Community Members in the Middle East

I have ran many Knowledge Cafe workshops around the world these past few years and they have proved very popular. On Monday 19th November 2012 I will be running the next one in Dubai at the World Trade Centre Club.

I started running public Knowledge Cafes 10 years ago out of sheer frustration with death-by-powerpoint lectures. Very soon I found myself facilitating them privately for clients and discovering they had far greater power than I could ever have imagined.

They can be applied in a wide variety of ways, including:

+ transform traditional management training courses where younger managers learn from more experienced ones
+ as a powerful sales tool to engage with customers and thus better understand their needs and for them to better understand your product or service
+ surface hidden problems and opportunities that exist in the organisation or in a department or project - especially ones caused by lack of communication
+ help break down organizational silos and build internal relationships
+ give people a voice so that they feel heard and are thus less cynical and more engaged in their work
+ bring managers and technologists together after a merger to build relationships, surface new opportunities and address cultural issues
+ solicit input and obtain buy-in for a new project or initiative

In the workshop you will learn the fundamental principals and benefits of the Knowledge Café process and how to apply them to different business purposes.

You will also participate in a Knowledge Cafe on the role of conversation in business; experience the benefits first hand and get to reflect on and discuss the experience.

You will find more information and can register here: (watch the first little video and you get an idea of the energy and passion KCafe conversations can generate).


I also run customised, private half-day introductions to the knowledge cafe.

If you would like to know more or have any questions drop me an email or give me a call.

Best wishes David

Gurteen Knowledge
Fleet, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1252 812 878
Mobile: +44 7774 178 650

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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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