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David M. Isaacs
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Co-founder of the World Cafe
President of Clearing Communications
David Isaacs is President of Clearing Communications, an organizational leadership and strategy consultancy. He has served as a line executive managing crisis and transition and as a personal coach and “thinking partner” with business leaders and leadership teams, accompanying them as they embrace the challenges of unprecedented change and transformation. Client systems served have included. Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Sanofi-Aventis.
David is co-founder of The World Café Community Foundation, an educational network whose primary purpose is to support the convening and hosting of strategic conversations on behalf of life-affirming futures. The World Café approach to large scale dialogue is being used in corporate, community, government, NGO, and multi-stakeholder settings on six continents
He has been engaged in teaching, coaching and mentoring with innovative learning programs with University of Texas/ San Antonio Business School (Executive MBA), St. Mary’s University (MA Leadership), California Institute of Integral Studies, and the Kaos Pilots University. (Denmark/US)
An award-winning book, The World Café: Shaping our Futures through Conversations that Matter, co-authored with Juanita Brown and the World Café Community, illuminates key design principles for accessing mutual intelligence around complex issues.
Juanita Brown, Ph.D.
Gene Combs, MD
Vernon E. Cronen, Ph.D.
Norman K. Denzin
Jill Freedman, MSW
Mark P. Freeman, Ph.D.
Jaber F. Gubrium, Ph.D.
Hubert J.M. Hermans, Ph.D.
Lynn Hoffman, ACSW
James A. Holstein, Ph.D.
David M. Isaacs
Charis Katakis, Ph.D.
Girishwar Misra, Ph.D.
Jonathan Potter, Ph.D.
Joseph A. Raelin, Ph.D.
Karl Edward Scheibe, Ph.D.
John Shotter, Ph.D.
Jan Smedslund, Ph.D.
Karl Tomm, MD, FRCP (C) LMCC