World Café St. Pete Application

This page describes the application process for those people who would like to be trained as  World Cafe facilitators. It is open for anyone who lives , works, or volunteers in St. Petersburg, FL. 

By submitting this application you are indicating that you would like to be trained as a World Café Facilitator so you can help guide/lead St. Petersburg and its citizens in more listening and understanding as a City of Compassion and a City of Peace.  You agree that you want to help create a culture of conversational leadership here by hosting community discussions that build understanding, empathy, and an atmosphere conducive to transformational growth and positive change. 

In the spirit of “Paying it Forward” for the opportunity to be trained in this unique program, we ask that you make a commitment for our community’s collective benefit to host a minimum of two World Cafe’s in your neighborhood/community/industry within the next year, and to document and report back. (This can be done in partnership with other trained facilitators, and we will provide the forms.)

Important dates

Monday, August 24, 2020

Applications are due:  

Week of August 31st

All applications will be reviewed by a diverse Selection Committee

Friday, September 4th

Selected participants will be notified via email

Monday, September 14th

The 11-Week Training course will begin 
Participants will attend class (virtually) each Monday evening from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm from Sept. 14th – Nov. 23rd, 2020.  

By submitting this application you understand that the City of St. Petersburg and a team of community partners is paying to make this training possible for a select group of up to 50 engaged citizen leaders (at no financial cost to them).  
Led by Amy Lenzo, Director of Learning Programs at The World Café Community Foundation and senior World Café host Frances Baldwin, our course will be customized specifically for a Community of Practice in St. Pete. (The standard World Café Signature Learning Program:  Hosting Fundamentals is offered twice a year for a tuition of $800 online at  

By clicking on the following link you agree to make the commitment as outlined above: 

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