Australia Chapter

About the Chapter


The Australia/New Zealand Chapter includes all members in the Oceania region as members. The purpose of the Chapter is to pursue the goals of the IAF at a regional level by:

  • giving credibility to and furthering the work of the field of professional group facilitation
  • providing a network to foster interchange between professional practitioners in the field
  • developing appropriate opportunities, methodologies, models, tools and modes that support the practice of exemplary participatory facilitation.

For more information contact the IAF Australia Chapter Committee via email ​

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 IAF Oceania Conference 2023   | Canberra Monday 15th - Wednesday 17th May 2023 

We had an absolute blast getting the band back together for 'Facilitation in Action' - what an event!  

We know there was (a) lots of love in the room, with people chanting 'we want more, we want more'; and (b) lots of FOMO from those who couldn't get to Canberra for the conference. With this in mind, over the next few days, weeks and months you'll see:

  • Some of the conference insights and outputs from the conference graphic captures on the conference website
  • State-based hub events, where you can catch up and learn from your facilitation buddies in your home state

Stay tuned for more information on these events and contact one of the Committee Reps if you'd like to help out with or run a session in your home state.

See for conference outputs.


Knowledge & know-how


Check out our interview series, where we chat with colleagues about the diverse range of perspectives and practices involved in facilitation.

Session recordings


Throughout 2022, we held a series of themed sessions exploring different dimensions of facilitation in practice. You can watch recordings of these sessions on our YouTube channel or via the embedded playlist below.

Featured recording: Facilitation and ethical AI


2022 Sessions playlist

And also please enjoy this visualisation from Ben Crothers of the discussion from the Making Waves session.

Faciliation trends sketch by Ben Crothers


Meet your 2023/24 Committee

Andrew Huffer (Chair) |  WA
Director, Andrew Huffer and Associates
M +61 0429 470 285

David Spark (Vice-Chair)  |  VIC
Director, SPARKWIZE Learning and Development 
+61 0405 291 000
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Graham Miller (Secretary)  |  QLD
Graham Miller
Principal, Slingshot Consulting
M  +61 0403 337 894

Anton Pemmer (Treasurer)  |  ACT
Director, INOV8YOU
M +61 0417 236 409

Julia Curtis |  TAS
Social Alchemist, Drawing Ideas Together
M +61 0438 553 917

Dave Lavers  |  ACT
Independent Facilitator

M +61 0448 906 241 

Dr Cathryn Lloyd |  QLD
Founder/Director, Maverick Minds
M +61 0406 007 753

Brad Rilatt (Regional Director, Oceania)  |  NSW
Founder & Managing Director, Leadership Gold
M +61 0418 433 703

IAF Online Workshops - Call for Facilitators

Call for IAF Oceania Online Workshop Proposals

We are excited to showcase the expertise of our members and guests and to offer opportunities to develop skills and competencies as a facilitator community.

Online Workshop Series

IAF Oceania online workshops regularly attract between 40 and 90 participants and are aimed at facilitators and those working in related fields such as training, organizational development and consulting. Workshops should model positive facilitation behaviors and use experiential and interactive strategies to keep participants engaged. These workshops are not a speech or presentation; we are looking for highly engaging, interactive sessions – the kind that motivates participants to pay close attention and stay engaged.

Participants expect the content of sessions to be relevant to their work as facilitators. Many seek a key take-away that they can use immediately, while others may carefully consider what you’ve presented and adapt it to their particular situation.

Content Focus for 2021-2022 Series

Content for IAF Oceania workshops may cover a wide range of skills, techniques, and processes related to facilitation. In response to member interest and as facilitators committed to helping groups reflect, converge, and act, we encourage sessions that focus on:

  • How to do things virtually: We are interested in both overview workshops on using techniques to design, develop, and deliver interactive online sessions, such as virtual graphic recording, and deep dives into specific tools to facilitate topical workshops, such as strategic planning.
  • Methodologies and techniques related to: facilitation skills, conflict management, decision-making, design thinking, organizational assessments, process improvement, problem-solving, strategic planning, storytelling, and team building.
  • Rethinking our roles and behaviors in furthering racial, social and environmental justice: We welcome our membership’s inspiration and recommendations on achieving this objective and developing our skills as facilitators to create change.
  • Managing your facilitation business: About half of our members are external facilitators running their own facilitation practices. We are open to workshops to help these facilitators focus on important aspects of the business of facilitation, such as getting more facilitation clients, marketing their skills and services, and helping their facilitation business grow. Topics that can be applied to both internal and external facilitators would be highly desirable.
Session Format

Sessions will be 90 minute in duration and generally are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month starting at 6pm AEST. The first ten minutes will include Introductions and welcome to country and 5 minutes of closing at the end by the moderator. Facilitators will have 75 minutes for facilitating their session. All workshops will be held via Zoom Meetings.


We will provide a tech host and moderator. The facilitator should expect to meet with the IAF Oceania team at least once in the month before the workshop to walk through process and finalise tech requirements.

Submission process

Proposals are to be submitted on the IAF Oceania Online Workshop Proposal Form.

If you have any questions, please contact us at