How do I successfully run the World Café Method?

How do I successfully run the World Café Method?
How do I successfully run the World Café Method?

What is the World Café method? And how could you use the World Café process with your clients?

Have you ever felt that traditional workshops sometimes lack the dynamic, free-flowing exchange of ideas, and that they limit the capacity to think creatively and collaboratively?

With the World Café methodology, you can encourage free-flowing ideas and improve client relationships.

These informal conversational sessions help your audience to cross-pollinate ideas and build on each other’s thoughts, unlocking their creativity and collaboration.

So, today I’m going to explain the World Café method, tell you how you can create your own World Café workshop, and detail the power of the World Café method. 🤗

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The World Café method is extremely valuable, and also enjoyable from the perspective of a facilitator.”

Mark Garrett Hayes – How do I successfully run the World Café Method?

What’s so special about the World Café Method?

The World Café method is very powerful and it’s great fun for you.

It’s amazing how many people don’t talk to others outside of their own team or department.

With a World Café workshop, this is a chance for you to make this happen for your clients.

These types of workshops can create a cultural moment in organizations.

It is a way to transform to achieve connection, unlock creativity, and propel progress for your clients.


It’s about creating an environment where people feel that it’s okay to speak up to voice their thoughts, share their ideas, even if they might think they’re not helpful.

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How do I successfully run the World Café Method? – copyright Mark Garrett Hayes

When I have run workshops like this clients always have their minds blown.

Mark Garrett Hayes – How do I successfully run the World Café Method?

How to get the collaboration flowing.

This method emphasizes conversations that hold value.

Therefore, you have to focus on the right questions to ask people to engage them.

You want their solutions, so questions have to come first and then you can spark energy and engagement.

You need to encourage everyone’s contribution.

Everyone has a place. Everyone’s ideas are equal. Despite job titles, we want to create a space where people feel their thoughts are valued and heard
.” ⬅️

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How do I successfully run the World Café Method? – copyright Mark Garrett Hayes

How does it work?

A World Café workshop has everyone sitting down as equals and sharing ideas, it’s really important to set that tone.

Participants are encouraged to switch tables and to get up and move around.

At each table, there is one theme, question, or series of questions.

People have a limited amount of time at their table and they interact with different people’s ideas.

This encourages a movement of ideas around the room as people move from one table to the next.

This leads to innovative thinking and deepens shared understanding.

Take-aways you do not want to miss 👇

  • How traditional workshops can limit your audience’s creativity
  • Why the World Café method can benefit your workshops
  • The principles of the World Café methodology
  • What World Café questions you should ask
  • How to implement the World Café process
  • Steps you can take to encourage cross-pollinated ideas
  • The Power of the World Café method

Some resources for you

My LinkedIn: Connect with me

More about the history: The World Cafe Foundation

My Book: Sales Coaching Essentials

FSG.org: World Cafe guide

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