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.
Connect with us online also, by joining over 1,000 IAF facilitators & friends in our Facebook and LinkedIn groups, by following IAF England & Wales on Twitter and Instagram, or by finding your tribe in Slack. 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!
Join us! We are particularly keen to welcome new members to our volunteer Leadership Team in the following roles - please contact us for details:
Local coffee meetup hosts for Brighton or Liverpool, or wherever you are!
- Communicators to curate our LinkedIn group and a new blog
- Podcasters to join our podcast team
- Regional meetup group co-ordinators for the Midlands & East region
- England & Wales co-ordinators for Membership, regional & local groups and Hubs and for Partnerships.