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November Training Community of Practice: Introducing The "World Café" Learning Methodology – Turning Passion and Dialogue in to Action

  • 06 November 2019
  • 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Headquarters, LOWER LEVEL CONFERENCE ROOM, Golden Valley - 5500 Wayzata Blvd. Ste. 1600, Minneapolis, MN, 55416


  • FREE with membership
  • For use by Optum employees only.

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The ATD-GTC Training Community of Practice Presents

The World Café – A Learning Methodology that Turns Passion and Dialogue in to Action

Based on systems theory, people often self-organize around their passion. Learn how to focus a group on a “burning question” – something everyone cares about. Then harness the group’s energy in to action using the World Café process for change.

The World Café has been developed by Organization Development practitioners over the past two decades and has been used in many organizations around the world, such as Hewlett-Packard and GlaxoSmithKline. It is highly engaging and promotes a participative process for people who care about a common purpose.

We will learn how the process works by experiencing it. Led by Bob Randall, Professor of Management at the College of St. Scholastica, participants will help ATD Twin Cities identify learning topics for 2020 through the World Café process.

Bob Randall, EdD, MBA is an Assistant Professor of Management at the College of St. Scholastica in the MBA Leadership and Change program on the Twin Cities campus. He is also CEO of Transcend Engagement LLC (, a provider of employee engagement technology and consultancy firm. Bob has spent 23 years in private industry, leading domestic and international sales organizations, running manufacturing facilities, leading M/A activity and strategic development/implementation for a number of organizations. Bob has his MBA in Finance and Doctorate in Organization Development, both from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.

Robert (Bob) Hartl is Director of the MBA in Leadership & Change, an avant-garde master’s degree at the College of St. Scholastica (CSS) in Minnesota and is the recipient of the Max H. Lavine Award for Teaching Excellence, the highest academic recognition given by CSS.  Bob began his career in municipal government where he became the Chief Administrative Officer for Duluth, Minnesota. Following his work as the VP of Human Resources and Organization Development for the St. Mary’s/Duluth Clinic Health System (now Essentia Health System), he became Chair of the Management Department at St. Scholastica in 2001. Bob began his OD consulting practice in 1987. When not teaching, he is CEO and Senior Partner at Hartl Pearson Consulting, LLC. He works in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, frequently with health care organizations, government agencies, and in higher education.

APTD/CPLP Certification

This program is eligible for 1.25 APTD and CPLP recertification points from the ATD Certification Institute. The amount indicated is the maximum number of recertification points a participant can receive for this program. 

Visit for more details about the APTD and CPLP recertification policies.

This event is free to all ATD members. 

ATD members may register one complimentary guest. 

Non members who wish to attend may purchase a $15 ticket when they register.

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Minneapolis, MN 55416 


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