World Cafe

World café

1) What about the cases inspired you with regard to your own work

• Local partnerships

• Listening

• Local dialogue

• Directive leadership sets parameters, connections, nose for spotting talent

• Look for simple solutions

• Think and act big

• Forgiveness structure

• Built to transition of leadership

• Built models for different lives

• Organizations don´t create movements

• Shared analysis

• Generative

• When is it appropriate/ when not

• Creating content as narrative

• Ways to overcome challenges together

• Knowledge sharing is key to dissemination acceleration

• Inspire – conspire – co spire

• Listening is a good base for training

• It is worth investing the time in developing practices of co- creation: these challenges are

not mine alone

• Extra importance of local partners

• Measurement and impact

• Focus on the value of emergent co-creative process for funders too

• Wider range of ideas + movilizing diversity + minimized complexity = leads to better

solutions

• Empowerment = low decisions made is freeing to share your own thoughts

• Taking quick action because opportunity won´t wait

• See and tell the deeper history the back drop to present initiatives

• Appreciate the transformative possibilities of crisis

• History of actions learning, video documentation learning can surely be our future

strength

• Getting shit done

• The cycle of action, listening and reflection

• Community learning: finding the way through the experience of those with who you work

2) What did we noticed about the challenges that co-created initiatives face?

• Time: is long term process

• Definitions ?

• Impact ?

• Parameters ?

• Developing beyond cynicism

• Ability to see possibilities for larger change

• Developing awareness of potential negative consequences

• How do we get beyond a “fart into thunder”

• Inspiring motivation

• Team building

• Directionality and openness

• Local / gobal dynamic

• Building relationships vs building on relationships

• Who is participating in whose process

• Charity sytle development gets in the way

• Leadership and passion essential to balance with co creation

• Giving people a reason to be there

• Maintaining spirit

• Money as a disruptor (competition and false scarcity)

• Some things have to die so other things can come

• Sophisticated leadership skills needed

• New definition of leadership

• Not everyone wants to play a role

• Getting stakeholders to believe in their power

• Fear of starting

• Lack of confidence in stakeholders

• Money

• Overcoming assumption about lack of co-creative potential

• Changes and leadership and structure over time

• Loosing focus

• Selection process – what / who doesn´t get included

• How do I fuel the fire rather than be it

• Power over vs power with

• Short term world vs longer terms needed

• Parameter standards

• Strong leadership and passion are imperative

• Things fall apart in fully co-creative modalities

• Hard to maintain the spirit, values, processes etc., in the continuity … with expansion? And

deliver results.

• Not to create dogma

3) What is the value of co-creation?

• Need definition

• Non hierarchical

• Empowering people to make decisions the others wouldn´t

• Rotating leads

• Diversity of intelligence and experience leads to better decisions

• Shared understanding

• Shared ownership

• Empowering

• Builds capacity in context

• Solutions emerge that wouldn´t otherwise

• Energy flow

• Confluence

• Creating / magnifying power

• Increase in community during ramp up / ramp down

• Standing naked before the crowd

• Not one on your own

• Power of the collective vs the hero syndrome

• Interactive do- listen -learn –reflect

• Change mindset of those involved

• Non zero sum = win-win-win

• Stakeholders become investors in outcomes and outputs

• More value for everyone

• Feeling of connection and belonging

• Different perspectives and insights for complex contexts

• Build a team through partnership

• Learning from collective self-reflection

• Encouraging voice