Making Virtual Facilitation a Success

IAF has set up this webpage in response to COVID-19 and the needs of facilitators and the wider world who are struggling with collaborating remotely. The webpage includes 3 categories of resources:

1. EVENTSOnline meetings, webinars, and platform gatherings to learn about tools, techniques and platforms. These sessions are for everyone, and given by members, vendors & friends of the IAF.

2. RESOURCES. List of resources for virtual facilitation.
Please Note: Inclusion in this list should not be considered an endorsement of the tool from the IAF . 

3. COMMUNITYOnline meetings offering support & conversation forums for facilitators who are trying to make sense of the crisis, re-planning, transforming their offerings and being present for each other.

We will promote this page across all social media, with the intention to feature & support our members, and be a rational voice in the overwelming amount of info that is flooding the market.#workingremote #WFH #virtualfacilitation.

PLEASE NOTE: The events and resources listed on this page will be constantly updated. If you have any information that you would like us to include on this page, kindly email us at


Facilitação Virtual Workshop / Virtual Facilitation Workshop / Facilitación Virtual Taller (Inscrições em Português) (Register in English) (Registro en Español)

Enjoy an IAF member discount of 15% off events by Aprendix.Global - visit the exclusive offers page to learn how!

Ten Directions - Next Stage Facilitation Intensive Programmes

October 12 - November 16 2021: 6 weekly classes, in daytime hours for Europe & Americas.

IAF members, save 15% off your registration to either of these courses! Visit our exclusive offers page to learn more.

Train the Online Trainer

The world is rapidly changing and facilitators need to be able to facilitate online. In this 8-session training you will learn how to develop, design and facilitate interactive, highly engaging sessions rather than presenting a dull, one-way webinar. The Train the Online Trainer is very interactive and set up to provide theory as well as hands on practice. Groups are small (max 12 participants) to allow for highly interactive sessions. The training starts twice a year or more often when there is high demand. Please go to our calendar to find out the upcoming programme dates, more information and enrolling! IAF members will receive a 10% discount.

Advanced Train the Online Trainer

A new programme for facilitators with experience in live online delivery. A very interactive programme to take your online facilitation skills to the next level! You can join this programme if you have followed our Train the Online Trainer programme or a similar training elsewhere, or if you are otherwise experienced in online facilitation. A pre programme intake is included to ensure a balanced level of experience within the group. Format: 6 Sessions of 2,5 hours each in WebEx or Zoom, 2 hours of peer coaching and 1 hour one on one supervision from the trainer (optional at additional cost). Each group has 10 seats only! Please go to our calendar to find out the upcoming programme dates, more information and enrolling! IAF members will receive a 10% discount.

Getting to know the Online Classroom - free demo

At Nomadic, we work a little bit differently. We don’t like boring one-way webinars. We like to interact, engage, play, have fun, learn by doing. To achieve this, we make use of all features that modern-day technology allows. No death by Powerpoint for us. Come and join one of our free demos of one hour to get a feeling of our way of working. Demos are scheduled monthly and can be found at our calendar.

Click on the date of your choice to register. We are looking forward to meet you!

Facilitating Online Collaboration

24/7 self-guided online learning through Masterful Facilitation Online school (1-year access)

A comprehensive course on how to design and facilitate great virtual meetings and online collaboration. IAF members - enjoy a 20% savings on your registration. Visit exclusive offers page to see how you can save.

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This list is permanently updated please share the resources you use so we can continue updating it.

Please Note: Inclusion in this list should not be considered an endorsement of the tool from the IAF . 


  1. IAF Methods Library hosted by SessionLab, almost 500 resources, many of them can be adapted for online deployment (login with IAF account required for full access).
  2. Resources for Online Meetings, Classes, and Events - Facilitators for Pandemic Response Group
  3. Leading During a Pandemic: Setting Strategy, Virtually
  4. An emergency guide to work remotely
  5. The Handbook for Working with Difficult Groups - Chapter 11: Virtual Teams: Difficult in All Dimensions, by Thomas A. O’Neill and and Theresa J. B. Kline
  6. Virtual Facilitating in times of Corona
  7. Prepare | Execute | Follow-up - Organize and lead a meeting, gathering or workshop online
  8. 28 Tools for Online Brainstorming and Decision Making in Meetings (2019 update)
  9. Learning for Nature - Virtual Engagement Guide: Tips and Best Practices
  10. Taylor Newberry Consulting - Tips for Meeting in a Virtual World
  11. Robin Parsons Consulting and Facilitation - Virtual Meetings and Coronavirus - We need tech know-how but also compassion
  12. Tips + Resources for Virtual Gatherings During This Global Pandemic by Elizabeth DiLuzio + Laura Zatlin
  13. Barbara Pederson - Virtual Idea 1: Using images before and during a facilitated virtual session
  14. Jeffer London - Hope for Teams in Troubled Times
  15. Mutual Aid Disaster Relief - Collective Care is Our Best Weapon against COVID-19 
  16. Nomadic International Business Psychology Virtual Facilitation Blog 
  17. Live Connections: Virtual Facilitation for High Engagement and Powerful Learning 
  18. Tips for Successful Online Meetings
  19. IAF India Webinar - Effective Online Facilitation.
  20. Franklin Morais - IAF Competencies in Action-Virtually! 
  21. IAF Latin America and the Caribbean - Recorded Webinar: Ice-breakers for your e-meetings
  22. WEDO & WECF's Planning Virtual Meetings Toolkit
  23. Virtual Planning Do's and Don'ts by Jack Shand, FCMC, the Portage Group
  24. Open Space Technology and Zoom
  25. Conceptboard virtual whiteboard tool
  26. Free library of virtual facilitation tips and techniques
  27. Virtually Possible - Virtual Facilitation Platform - Discount for IAF Members
  28. The Art of Leading Successful Online Meetings: 6 steps to engaging meetings that get results 
  29. Why use virtual flipcharts
  30. How to use virtual flipcharts


  1. Guía para trabajo Remoto
  2. Planeación adaptativa en medio del COVID-19 - Una herramienta práctica para aplicar ahora mismo
  3. Prepararse | Ejecutar | Seguimiento - Organizar y dirigir una reunión, reunión o taller en línea
  4. Recomendaciones para una reunión on-line satisfactoria (pdf)
  5. El Camino del Elder -  Trabajar online con grupos. Metodologías de apoyo


  1. Comment optimiser le télétravail avec son équipe ?
  2. Mini guide de survie aux réunions à distance (Ebook)
  3. Formation : les fondamentaux de la facilitation à distance
  4. Parcours de formation à la facilitation à distance


  1. Um guia para trabalhar a distância em situações de emergência
  2. Preparar | Executar | Encaminhar - Organizar e conduzir uma reunião, encontro ou workshop online




  5. جلسات مجازی تسهیلگری مجازی و کنفرانس وب


  1. Raccomandazioni per riunione online di successo


  1. Faciliteren van Online Meetings
  2. Brainy Bunch TV 


  1. Facilitering af onlinemøder

Software for virtual collaboration:

NOTE: The appearance of a software or online service from these suppliers does not mean an endorsement from the IAF or any of its officers or representatives. All resources listed here are recommended by IAF members who offer to share tips and give more advice on how to use them for virtual facilitation.

If you'd like to share more tools please send an email to

Tool Facilitators that use it (for tips and advice)
Adobe Connect Martin Gilbraith
Butter Алёна Мороз
CANVAS (LMS) Lynda Baker
Gamestorming Suite Bruno Selun
Google Drive Lynda Baker, Jerry Ming, Jerlyn Tang,  Natalie Zend
Google Jamboard Celeste Brito, Ana Umbelino, Rita Oliveira Pelica
GroupMap Jeremy Lu, Paul Nunesdea
Howspace Peter Seah, Paul Nunesdea
Lucid Meetings Beatrice Briggs
MeetingSphere   Steve Bather, Paul Nunesdea
Mentimeter Gary Austin
Miro Pepe NummiАлёна Мороз
MURAL Lynda Baker, Jerry MingPaul Nunesdea, Jerlyn TangRossana Von Sacken
Nureva Span Workspace Jon Knight, Paul Nunesdea
Padlet Алёна Мороз
Poll Everywhere Natalie Zend
QIQOchat Gerardo de Luzenberger
Remo Pilar Orti, Rachel Malek, Paul Nunesdea
Seshboard Matt Bassett
Slack Jerry Mings, Jerlyn TangNatalie Zend
Stormz Hector Villareal
Synthetron online discussion tool  Megan Ross
Teeming Natalie Zend
Thoughtexchange Fernando Murray Loureiro
VideoFacilitator Pilar Orti, Paolo Martinez
Zoom Martin Gilbraith, Rosanna von Sacken, Lynda Baker, Rita GuptaАлёна Мороз
MS Teams Charlotte Ditloev Jensen (Phone - +45 50810018)


Digital tools for visual collaboration and group decision-making - LINKEDIN GROUP

IAF England and Wales Chapter Meetups:
All of IAF E&W regular meetups are available and now online. Visit the website for more information.

#COVID19 channel in Slack:
Slack Channel:
Join Link:

Comunidad de facilitadores hispanohablantes (Community of Spanish speaking facilitators)
Contact: Beatrice Briggs (Mexico)

Live Well, Die Wise virtual listening group for 8 people starting 18 May
Learn more and register at 

Facilitators for Pandemic Response Group