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Inviting innovation through dialogue, Dresden

From May 3rd to May 5th, the first World Café European Gathering is taking place in Dresden. Participants from all over the world will meet to explore the question: What are the appropriate conditions which allow innovation to emerge at the level of the individual, team and organization?

3 May 2007 - 5 May 2007
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The World Café is a dialogue process which is revolutionizing the way organizations do business. By providing a forum for the effective participation of large groups of individuals, the World Café helps companies and other organizations provide a new outlet for the energy and creativity of their employees.

From May 3rd to May 5th, the first World Café European Gathering is taking place in Dresden. Participants from all over the world will meet to explore the question: What are the appropriate conditions which allow innovation to emerge at the level of the individual, team and organization?

In addition, nine World Cafés will be offered in conjunction with local Dresden partners from a variety of institutions on the first day of the Gathering. Questions that matter to the purpose of these organizations will be discussed using the World Café process.

Finally, ten different workshops on aspects of the World Café will be offered on the afternoon of the Gathering’s third day. These workshops will provide both newcomers and experienced World Café practitioners the opportunity to explore the principles of the World Café and learn from one another through conversations.

You are invited to take part and to learn how you can enhance the creativity and innovation capability of your organization.

The price for the registration is For-Profit € 495, Non-Profit € 395 and Student € 195 plus 19% VAT. This includes all registration materials, coffee breaks and lunch during the duration of the Gathering.

FOR THE FULL PROGRAM AND TO REGISTER FOR THE GATHERING, GO TO WWW.THEWORLDCAFE-EUROPE.NET

Some examples of the World Cafés being offered in Dresden:

May 3rd

Being Innovative in Mid-Size Companies
Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen
(World Café in German)
Mid-sized companies (Mittelstand) are the backbone of German industry. The future of an economic region such as Saxony depends on the health of this sector. The more innovative Mittelstand companies can be, the more the economy of Saxony will thrive in the face of global competition. Mittelstand company leaders will come together to discuss how they can support each other to become more innovative.

Partnering with Corporations and Alumni
TU Dresden
(World Café in German)
Partnerships between universities, alumni and corporations are becoming an important part of the university landscape. Both parties can benefit from research and development projects which develop local talent as well as resources. Leaders from industry and research will explore how these partnerships can be deepened.

Leading Change in Organizations and Communities
Gebäude Ensemble Deutche Werkstätten Hellerau
(World Café in English)
Hellerau has been known as a place for innovation for over 100 years. Contemporary Hellerau is re-connecting with its past tradition by evolving into a centre for change and innovation. Leaders from both the Hellerau and Dresden communities will be joined by guests from all over Europe to explore how to lead change in organizations and communities.

May 4th and 5th
Inviting Innovation and Workshops
(World Café in English)
Park Plaza Hotel - Dresden

FOR THE FULL PROGRAM AND TO REGISTER FOR THE GATHERING, GO TO WWW.THEWORLDCAFE-EUROPE.NET

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Innovation process