What We Stand For
We are living in a world that’s more connected than ever yet somehow it feels that instead of coming closer together, we are often pushing further apart.
At Aristotle’s Cafe we work to change that with our unique approach to Facilitated discussions.
We engage with friends and strangers while giving people time to discuss important topics. Everyone who joins Aristotle’s Cafe can share their opinion freely.
Conversations with Strangers
We Believe in Communication
Since 2005 Aristotle’s Cafe has held free community discussions that provide the chance for diverse groups of strangers to come together and meet face-to-face. Creating an opportunity for prejudices and misunderstandings to be overcome through personal growth and effective communication.
There is a unifying philosophy that underpins everything that we do. It’s a belief that before we ask people to understand someone else, they must first be understood and listened to. Only when that happens can empathy be created, and positive change take place.
We Focus on 21st Century Skills
Sharing thoughts, questions, ideas, and solutions well. Today it’s easier than ever to send messages around the world, which makes effective communication more important than ever.
Collaboration & Leadership
Working together to reach a goal and putting talent, expertise, and smarts to work. As the world goes becomes more globalized it’s it’s crucial to be able to work in diverse teams.
Looking at problems in a new way and linking learning across subjects and disciplines. Technology has made memorization practically useless, success will come from innovative thinking.
With the proper skills in place, you will need the proper state of mind. Gain a solution-oriented mindset that embraces change and find the will to persistence in the face of adversity.
We Share Perspectives
Our mission is to build a more tolerant and understanding society. We achieve this by creating safe spaces that allow people to come together to start having discussions that matter. Giving them the chance to be heard, to speak their mind, and to agree and disagree respectfully.
Over the years we’ve seen deep friendships built between Christians & Muslims, Conservatives and Liberals, Rich and Poor. We have seen the wonderful ways in which people connect after having the opportunity to meet, and this drives us to continue our discussions in communities all over the world.
Find Voice, Build a Community, Improve Your 21st Century Communication Skills
Most of the people that join Aristotle’s Cafe are people who are looking to improve themselves. They want to have the chance to learn, communicate effectively, and build healthier relationships.
For professionals working in the field of Education – Facilitation is focused on the process. Allowing students to grow both academically, but also personally through a guided experience.
“I thought it was great! I really liked coming together with Thai people, Spanish people, people from Italy. It was definitely a meeting of the minds”
"I think this experience is very entertaining. But more than entertaining it's enlightening."
"Joining Aristotle's Cafe has made me realize something... When you someone shares their opinion, you don't always want to listen. The best thing here is that you have to - maybe you like it, maybe you don't."
"I find the discussion very beneficial as I am a university student and there is not much chance to talk about these topics normally."
What are the Benefits of Leading Discussions?
Create a Safe Space, Empower Participants, Gain a Never-Ending Flow of Ideas, and Master Ask Powerful Questions
Not all of us find peace and contentment in the same way. For some, leading discussions or Facilitation is a kind of meditation, sitting in the center of a hurricane of life experience and opinions. Learning to become a process expert and guiding the group throughout their journey will bring great rewards.
Joining Aristotle’s Cafe has helped me learn more about other people, but more importantly joining these discussions has helped me learn more about myself.
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Be Part of Something Special
Bringing people together and creating a space for someone to be heard is a powerful thing.
Sometimes we forget how good it feels to be listened to. Aristotle’s Cafe Facilitators and participants come together for a 1-hour session to give one another the chance to be part of a community of respect and different perspectives.
Our sessions give you the chance to find confidence and the chance to improve your leadership, critical thinking, public speaking, active listening skills, cultural intelligence, personal development, and communication skills. All of which will help you be successful in our ever-globalizing and diverse world.
If you are interested and ready to join us check out our Facebook Page for the most updated information on our events.