An opinion piece by IAF Chair Noel EK Tan
News and updates
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.
Beautiful fellow facilitator (BFF)!
Less than one month to go until the IAF Asia Conference starts in Taiwan. Register by 15 August to get the best rate!
Facilitation thrives where IAF members and friends get together and learn from one another. Join us!
An ongoing list of external events of interest for IAF members and other practitioners.
4-7 October (Herefordshire, UK): The Facilitator's Development Programme 2016 (Elements UK)
12 October-7 December (online): Introduction to Conflict Resolution (UC Davis Extension)
Links we like
- Facilitation case study: Lego Serious Play with 260 Participants
- Facilitative leadership in action: Does your team understand what you say?
- Share your thoughts on facilitative leadership (IAF LinkedIn Group)
We would like to announce a new functionality of the IAF Website: the Facilitation Marketplace. With this new feature, prospective clients that are looking for a facilitator will be able to post their opportunities through a simple form.
It's election time for the IAF Board of Directors! The election will take place online from Oct 17-23, 2016 during International Facilitation Week. Nominations are now open for the following positions:
The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2016 Facilitation Impact Awards are now being accepted.
The Facilitation Impact Awards (FIA) honour excellence in facilitation and its positive, measurable impact on achieving results. The Facilitation Impact Awards were organized in 2013, and since that time over 60 organizations around the globe have received a platinum, gold, or silver Facilitation Impact Award in recognition of their excellence in achieving impactful results through facilitation.