IAF India Chapter


5TH IAF India Annual Conference

7 – 8 December, 2018

L&T Leadership Development Academy, Lonavala



Facilitating the group to create powerful connections and insights beyond the ordinary/obvious requires engaging both; thoughts and emotions – the mind and the heart. When both; the Mind and the Heart are engaged together, it brings about a holistic shift in perspective, inspiring voluntary change.


Group Process Facilitation

The art of group process facilitation plays a vital role in the working of businesses, governments and communities across the globe. Facilitation is about process ‑ how you do something ‑ rather than the content ‑ what you do. A facilitator is a process enabler, someone who makes a process easier or more convenient. Facilitation is about movement ‑ moving something from A to B. Facilitation makes it easier to get to an agreed destination.

Facilitation makes a positive difference in -

  • Tapping group creativity
  • Enabling organisational change
  • Resolving group conflicts
  • Building consensus to enable decision making
  • Strategic planning in an all-inclusive approach
  • Sensitising about diversity


"A facilitator is someone who engages in the activity of facilitation. They help a group of people understand their common objectives and assist them to plan how to achieve these objectives; in doing so, the facilitator remains "neutral" meaning he/she does not take a particular position in the discussion. Says Raju Mandhyan, Chair of International Association of Facilitators, Philippines, "A process facilitator, like a midwife, does not own the intentions, the actions and the outcomes. He just helps deliver the baby.”


IAF India

The IAF India chapter had a modest beginning in 2010. Today it has grown organically across five city hubs namely Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune and Delhi. With almost 200 active members who promote the power of facilitation in their respective locations by – building unique bridges to make facilitation a way of life for diverse groups to experience group synergy.

IAF conferences provide an informal, vibrant environment that enables learning, giving freedom & ownership of learning to the delegate.


This Conference, being residential, gives the additional opportunity for human-to-human connections to occur. Serendipity happens when two or more people begin to discuss topics on a deeper and personal level, engaging Minds and Hearts to form enriching connects between them. A unique experience for even the most seasonedfacilitator!


About the Conference

This conference offers a unique platform, with a basket of 20 concurrent sessions, for delegates to engage and learn with more than 150 participants from across the country. This is an opportunity to experience process facilitation methods that help create synergy by engaging Minds and Hearts.

Join us and leverage this unique platform that accesses group wisdom through appropriate processes, diligently chosen by Facilitators.

Key Takeaways

  • Discover multiple ready-to-use Group Process Facilitation methods
  • Get first hand insights into the benefits of a facilitative approach
  • Oppourtunity to hone Facilitation competencies
  • Deepen understanding of facilitation techniques by observing others facilitate
  • Networking with Peers

Delegate Profile

  • Business leaders
  • HR and L & D Leaders and Professionals
  • Consultants - HR/OD
  • People Managers
  • Educationists
  • Community Development Professionals


Venue Address:

Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Leadership Development Academy, NH-4, Lonavala 410 401


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Conference Schedule

Day 1


Day 2

7.30 to 9. am





9 to 10 am



7.30 to 8.30 am


10 to 11.00 am

Opening Plenary


8.30 to 9.30 am

Day 2 Opening Plenary

11 to 11.30 am

Tea/Coffee Break


9.30 to 10 am

Tea/Coffee Break

11.30 am to 1.30 pm

Concurrent Sessions A1, A2, A3, A4, A5


10 am to 12 noon

Concurrent Sessions C1, C2, C3, C4, C5

1.30 to 2.15 pm



12 to 1 pm


2.15 to 3.45 pm

Concurrent Sessions B1, B2, B3, B4, B5


1 to 3 pm

Concurrent Sessions D1, D2, D3, D4, D5

3.45 to 4.15 pm

Tea/Coffee Break


3 to 4 pm


Closing Plenary

4.15 to 5.15 pm

Day 1 Closing Plenary


4 to 4.30 pm

High tea

5.15 to 6 pm

Members Meeting/Q & A for Non-members: Know IAF-Moderated Panel Discussion




6 pm to 7.15 pm

High tea and Leisure




7.15 to 8.45 pm

Cultural Housie




8.45 to 9.30 pm





Concurrent Session Slot

Sr. No




Concurrent Session Slot


Bharti Dekate


Gamifying Consciousness

A 1


Jan Lelie


Figuring out Meaning - The Structure of Engagement

A 2


Kavi Arasu

Stephen Berkeley

Facilitating Dialogue for Wicked Problems

A 3


V Narasimhan

Reena Ginwala

Conflicts to Creative Collaboration

A 4


Anita Peter


Uncovering Emotions through the Navarasas – the expression of life

A 5


Sanjay Dugar

Jyothi Dass

Maximizing Outcomes in Meetings

B 1


Jawad Ahmed


Convergent Leadership in a Divergent Workplace

B 2


Kalindi Bhat

Pawankumar Saini

Poetry and Chai

B 3


Shilpa Srikhant

Ajit Kamath

Visual Techniques for moving groups to desired outcomes

B 4


Parag Wadhone

Reena Ginwala

Swapathgami (Swa-Path-Gami) - the
inner path unfolds….

B 5


Sekhar Chandrasekhar


What is Group Wisdom?

C 1


Farah Shahed

Manisha Grover

Inclusion Lab

C 2


Mrunal Lamge


The Mindful Facilitator

C 3


Roop Anand


Happiness Quotient

C 4


Nitin Welde

Shalaka Gundi

Managing V.U.C.A. : A Child’s P.L.A.Y!

C 5


Arun Vishwanath


Managing Polarities - Identifying & Managing unsolvable problems

D 1


Ajit Kamath

Shiv Bhaskar

Let's Create new Facilitation Methods & Tools that can be created into an e-book

D 2


Yateen Gharat


"Insights from the inside" Design Thinking approach for collaborative communication and thought harvesting!!!

D 3


Shyam Iyer

Kala Diwanji

Think WIFT: What's in it For Them

D 4


Preetha Raaghav

Bhanu Cousik

Building Synergies and Creating Collaborative Spaces for multi-generations

D 5