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!
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RSVP now for an #IAFmeetup near you by following the links in the google calendar - now all online until further notice. Click on the down arrow (top right) to select which regional groups' events to view.
For the monthly pattern of our meetup schedule, see the the image below (click to enlarge)
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, Liverpool, North Wales 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.