January 16 Annual Meeting and World Cafe

The Women's Interfaith Institute in the Berkshires will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 16th starting at 5:45 pm. Prior to a pot-luck dinner, the board will present an update on the past year’s activities. The meeting will continue with a process called The World Café which will engage everyone in a lively and meaningful discussion.  
The World Café process, pioneered by leadership consultant Juanita Brown, is based on the understanding that conversation is the core process that drives personal, business, and organizational life. It is a powerful social technology that engages people in conversations that matter and offers a chance for people to slow down and reconnect with what is truly important to them as they are guided to move from one conversation to another. This process results in a cross-pollination of relationships, ideas and meaning as women learn about each other, explore possibilities in their own lives and envision new ideas for how Women’s Interfaith can continue to serve its members and grow in the years to come.

The evening’s dialogue will be facilitated by Analesa B. Rose, of The Lenox Center for Collaborative Leadership, a leadership consulting firm specializing in bringing innovative global practices to the Berkshires and beyond. Ms. Rose has used The World Café in a variety of settings to engage people in meaningful conversations worldwide.

Guests are asked to arrive at 5:45 pm and bring a dish to share for a pot luck dinner which begins at 6 pm; The World Café dialogue begins at 7 pm. WII’s monthly gatherings meet at the First Congregational Church of Stockbridge, 4 Main Street, Stockbridge MA. All are welcome; suggested donation for non-members is $5-10. 

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