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* First round with the talking object: each person shares what he or she is thinking, feeling, or doing about the theme or topic. 1 min. per person
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* Second round with the talking object: each person shares thoughts and feelings after having listened to everybody at the table. 1 min. per person
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* Third round: open conversation (option to use talking object). 20–40 min.
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* Fourth round with the talking object: each member shares “takeaways.” 5–10 min.
  
 
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#Explain there will be four rounds of conversation at every table, two first rounds using a talking object, the third one as open conversation, and a final round with the talking object. Give the duration of each round.

#Distribute the talking objects

#Read the six Conversation Café agreements.

#Ask for someone at each table to volunteer as the host. The host is a full participant whose role is to gently intervene only when a participant visibly fails to observe one of the six agreements, most frequently talking on and on

  • First round with the talking object: each person shares what he or she is thinking, feeling, or doing about the theme or topic. 1 min. per person
  • Second round with the talking object: each person shares thoughts and feelings after having listened to everybody at the table. 1 min. per person
  • Third round: open conversation (option to use talking object). 20–40 min.
  • Fourth round with the talking object: each member shares “takeaways.” 5–10 min.


Engage everyone in making sense of profound challenges

  • Unlimited number of 5 to 7 chairs around small tables
  • Talking object (e.g., talking stick, stone, or art object)
  • Markers and one or two pieces of flip-chart paper per table optional

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