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CAFE CONVERSATIONS OCTOBER

It’s time again for a deep conversation on the things that really matter as we gather around a pub meal and have a chat, seeking wisdom so we can make a difference.

Yes that’s right, it’s time for:

Cafe Conversations

DATE: October 14th, 2013

TIME: 6.30pm for tea and then 7.00 start

VENUE: Hotel Sophia, cnr. King and Lt. Lonsdale, Melbourne

TOPIC: Beyond the Game: Exploring Australian Democracy Today

Sophia Think Tank has been involved in some research this past year exploring people’s attitudes to democracy. Three of the major themes out of all that work are:

1. We need to de-professionalize politics so that more rank and file people can get involved

2. We need to be a whole lot better at training leaders

3. We need to have a national vision based on the common good.

We will discuss these themes together as there is much wisdom we can gather from our various perspectives that will help us to learn and grow….. and then do something!

I look forward to meeting with you at our next Cafe Conversations.

 

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AUGUST CAFE CONVERSATIONS

 

The next Cafe Conversations is to be held on August 19 at Hotel Sophia, starting at 6.30 for a counter meal and then 7pm for the conversation proper.

So, the details:

Café Conversations

Hotel Sophia

Little Lonsdale and King St. corner, Melbourne

August 19th

6.30 for a counter tea

7.00 for the conversation proper

 We will be continuing our conversation from last time on what is wisdom, where do we find it, how do we know when we’ve got it and what do we do with it then?

For a summary of what we talked about last time go to our Café Conversations blog site http://davidwilsonblog.wordpress.com and feel free to join in the conversation through that site.

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2013 in Cafe Conversations, General

 

CAFE CONVERSATIONS

OCTOBER CAFE CONVERSATIONS

It’s time again for a deep conversation on the things that really matter as we gather around a pub meal and have a chat, seeking wisdom so we can make a difference.

Yes that’s right, it’s time for:

Cafe Conversations

DATE: October 14th, 2013

TIME: 6.30pm for tea and then 7.00 start

VENUE: Hotel Sophia, cnr. King and Lt. Lonsdale, Melbourne

TOPIC: Beyond the Game: Exploring Australian Democracy Today

Sophia Think Tank has been involved in some research this past year exploring people’s attitudes to democracy. Three of the major themes out of all that work are:

1. We need to de-professionalize politics so that more rank and file people can get involved

2. We need to be a whole lot better at training leaders

3. We need to have a national vision based on the common good.

We will discuss these themes together as there is much wisdom we can gather from our various perspectives that will help us to learn and grow….. and then do something!

I look forward to meeting with you at our next Cafe Conversations.

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The next Cafe Conversation in Melbourne is now confirmed:

WHEN?

July 15, 6.30 for a Counter Meal (very reasonably priced!) then 7.00 for the conversation proper. Leave whenever you like but we should be finished by 8.30.

WHERE?
 
Hotel Sophia, 277-287 King St., Melbourne (Corner King and Lt Lonsdale, close to Sothern Croos Station/ parking OK in Lt Lonsdale St.) Ask at the Bar for the room where Cafe Conversation is being held.
 
TOPIC?
 
Let’s get going with some basics: What is wisdom? How do we know when we’ve got it? Where does it come from? What do we do with it?
 
TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT
 
We probably don’t need to say this to you folk but we do have some terms of engagement at all of our events. These are:
 
🙂 every opinion has the right to be heard so we will listen well
🙂 every person with an opinion has the right to be respected so we will show respect for people at all times
🙂 wisdom is found in many diverse places so we will have open and enquiring minds as we dialogue together.
 
We look forward to seeing you there and entering into a robust conversation.
 
‘changing the world…. one conversation at a time’
 
 
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