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:
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.
The next Cafe Conversation in Melbourne is now confirmed:
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.
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.
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’