Welcome to IAF England & Wales. We have around 80 IAF members including currently 18 Certified Professional Facilitators (CPFs), spread throughout England & Wales and sometimes further afield.
Join our Meetups
IAF England & Wales hosts regular Meetups for anyone interested in facilitation, hosting meetings, or running workshops. These sessions are designed to help people build their network of fellow facilitators, support each other in our work challenges, and learn from each other. They are free to attend, you do not have to be a member of the IAF to participate in them, and are led by volunteers from within our community.
There are two key types of Meetups that we offer: 

1) Monthly on-line meetups, each lasting 90 minutes (no need to stay full session) taking place on the first Tuesday of the month from 09:30 to 11:00 am GMT. 

These meet-ups allow attendees to:

  • gain insight and experience from other facilitators as to any current issues you may be working on 
  • explore a topic of interest (detailed on each Meetup booking page) 
  • networking and community discussion

2) Face to face in-person meetups, open to being held by anyone in the facilitation community in local cafes and low cost venues for facilitators in different geographic areas to physically meet up together. Anyone in our community can 'put up their hand' to offer to act as the host for one of these in-person socials.

We are currently running regular in person meet-ups in Bristol and are kicking off a series of in person meet-ups in Sheffield – we hope to extend the in-person meet-ups to other regions througout 2024.  If you are interested in getting involved in hosting either a one-off or a regular meet up then please contact 

Further information is available on our Eventbrite page. You can also follow us on Eventbrite so you are first to hear about our events.   
Please also see our sister groups in Ireland and Scotland:






      The podcast for facilitators and those using facilitation, by facilitators. Brought to you by IAF England & Wales facilitators & friends. @FacStories #IAFpodcast #IAFEW

      Podcast link: listen here




      Our popular annual in-person conference currently takes place in the Spring.  You can find out more and get tickets on our Eventbrite page


      Other ways to connect


      Twitter: @IAFEnglandWales 

      LinkedIn: IAF Facilitators and Friends 

      Slack (Global): IAF Facilitators and Friends

      Facebook: IAF England and Wales Facilitators and Friends

      Further Information / Get Involved

      Contact one of our elected Board members around the country:


      Join us! We are particularly keen to welcome new members to our volunteer Leadership Team.

      We need support to organise and host our meet-ups, develop our annual conference, host and produce the podcast, develop and maintain our social media presence, support our membership engagement, develop our annual and long term strategy and create and implement our annual plan. 


      For further information, view or download here:


      Other resources


      Buddying Guardrails 

      Our Guardrails for Buddying guidance has been developed by a small group of facilitators in IAF England and Wales, to help facilitators who would like to set up a 'buddying' relationship with each other. IAF England & Wales is not organising buddying, but if you choose to set up some buddying with another Facilitator, we hope this guidance will help you make the most of it and avoid some pitfalls.