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IAF England & Wales meetups
Welcome to IAF England & Wales. We are around 75 IAF members including 16 Certified Professional Facilitators (CPFs), spread throughout England & Wales and beyond.
We convene regular, open face-to-face facilitation meetups for "IAF facilitators & friends" through four regional meetup groups around the country:
All four regional groups join together for an all-day, all-England & Wales meetup for International Facilitation Week in October. We work to schedule a Certified Professional Facilitator assessment in the UK each year, this year on 19 October in Birmingham. Group members are encouraged to use the meetup groups to convene additional meetups wherever & whenever suits them, according to their own interests.

We asked some of our regulars what they have appreciated most about IAF E&W Meetups and why should others be interested - they replied:

  • "The sharing of ideas"Jonathan Bannister
  • "Meeting diverse practitioners of facilitation - and learning together" Michael Ambjorn
  • "Expanding my thinking AND facilitation practice through peers generously sharing their ideas"Andi Roberts CPF
  • "A brilliant initiative - a great way to build your faciliation skills whilst networking with like-minded sorts" - Neil Fogarty
  • "Diversity of input, quality of input, creation of our "own space", snowball effect over time as our numbers have grown, commitment of some key players @martingilbraith @orford @penny_walker_sd to name a few" - Mike Pounsford CPF 
  • "A wonderful opportunity to learn from each other, to share experiences and to practice new ways of facilitation in a friendly and fun environment... with fellow facilitators from different nationalities"Pinar Akkaya
  • "Learning... It’s also great to feel a sense of belonging to a community... I think this feeling of being part of a profession or industry has all sorts of benefits to me as an individual (now a CPF) and my business." - Sean Blair CPF
  • "Setting out as a facilitator on my own was a scary decision but I have met so many great people through the meet-ups... Its a really wonderful community to be a part of!"Camilla Gordon
  • "I feel I can relax and share openly, have fun and learn loads... There's a generosity and love of learning which makes these meet-ups special. And a surprisingly wide range of people and ways that they use their skills" - Penny Walker

Please join us at a meetup by clicking on the meetup group links above - everyone with an interest in group process facilitation is welcome, including facilitators and others who use or commission facilitation, IAF members and non-members alike. 

Please connect with us online also, by joining over 150 IAF England & Wales facilitators & friends in our facebook group and by following & tweeting with IAF England & Wales on twitter.  Join us also in the UK Facilitation Network group on LinkedIn. Please also take a few minutes to complete our online survey, to help to make IAF England & Wales and our free facilitation meetups more valuable to you in the coming year - thank you!

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        Further Information
        For more information or with any questions, please contact Martin Gilbraith or another of our IAF E&W Leadership Team: