As an avid cyclist, one recent sporting event gripped my attention these last couple of weeks: the 2016 Tour de France. The winning team, Team Sky, has won four of the last five tours. Interesting for me is not just the money (which is substantial) and the science that the team uses (which is significant and covers everything from athlete diet to performance measures). More than that, I’m fascinated by the team philosophy around the idea of ‘Marginal Gains’.
News and updates
We are pleased to announce that Trevor Durnford, current Regional Director, EMENA, has been elected to be Vice-Chair, 2017 by the Board members at the July 2016 Board Meeting.
The election for the other Director positions will take place online from Oct 17-23, 2016 during International Facilitation Week.
Nominations are now open for the following positions:
Director of Memberships and Chapters;
Director of Professional Development;
Regional Director for Africa;
Update (6 December): We're still open for a few more volunteers, and we're now getting ready to start the content quality review. Can you spare a few hours to review facilitation methods in mid-December-February? Get in touch!
An opinion piece by IAF Chair Noel EK Tan
Purpose: To help a group achieve consensus WITHOUT having to water down a strongly supported solution
Usual or Expected Outcomes: It moves the emphasis on those who disagree to convince the majority. (Traditional consensus commonly works the other way!)
Five-finger consensus is designed to encourage significant agreement without jeopardizing the quality of the solution. Here's how it works.