Europe & Middle East: Past Events
Our Past "Facilitation Insights" Sessions:
In this session with Gwen Stirling Wilkie we took stock of what's happening for us as facilitators, stepped back and shared recent experiences of what this thing called 'hybrid' actually means.
We discovered in our August session with Anastasia Popova our D.O.P.E. profiles in order to achieve success.
In this session of the EME Facilitation Insights we have shared with the contributors to the new book "The Power of Facilitation" something of their experience. Thanks Barbara, Michael, Martin, Malin & Trevor! #FacPower
In this "Facilitated Writing" session with Richard Dyter, we discovered ways that make it easier for people to get things written – including pre-work for meetings!
In this special edition of the Facilitation Insights; we focused on the "World Café" method and explored it further together with Barbara Pedersen (CPF).
In this session with Sam Bradd, we explored further how to successfully market our facilitation services. During the session, we discussed how marketing can be a way to share our facilitation perspective and true voice!
In our April Facilitation Insights session we explored further the topic of "Helping Scientists Begin Participatory Group Process" together with Alicia Lanier!
This hands-on conversation from skill to application with Miriam O Donoghue and Megan Evans took place in March! We explored together the steps involved in creating a Mind Map based on the approach developed by the late Tony Buzan.
Our February session was about the "Indabas", a traditional meeting process, that have been powering UN climate negotiations since 2011. Salwa Dallalah, who led the UN Climate Secretariat's organising team for the Paris and many global climate conferences, spoke with Martin Farrell.
Our first guests of the IAF EME Facilitation Insights session were Mika Aaltonen and Paolo Martinez. Together with them we have discussed and explored their study on "The Future of Facilitation". The session took place on the 7th of January at 18:00 CET. The recorded video can be viewed here.
EME - Methods Library|Members-only
Thanks for joining us for the Europe and Middle East session of the IAF Methods Library session in May 2021!
Balkan Facilitation Festival
The first Balkan Facilitation Festival was a joint effort of IAF CEE Chapter, IAF Europe and Middle East and Serbian Association of Facilitators. The theme of the festival was "Facilitation for Social Change" in order to promote the power of facilitation in the CEE region, the Balkans and worldwide!
Thanks for having joined us in our sessions which were directed to the general public, students, businesses, teachers, trainers and civil society organizations!
IAF EME Facilitation Talks
The 8 online episodes of the IAF Europe & Middle East Facilitation Talks have been realized during May and June, 2020. Many stories, approaches and methodologies have been shared while experimenting the virtual context and learning from the experience. Nurturing the facilitation community was our driver to promoting the power of facilitation worldwide.
- Farah Ismail: Design Facilitation to Elements 5Key
- Rengin Akkemik: Agile Online Facilitator
- Kala Diwanji & Shyam Iyer: “Riding on the Helicopter” – Diagnostic Tool for Client Engagement
- Jessica Breitenfeld: Facilitation Summer Festival: Adaptability IQ: Get Buy-in in 3 Steps
- Martin Farrell: Theory U Has Got Legs!
- Pamela Lupton-Bowers: Responding to Clients' Changing Context and Needs
We thank all our presenters and participants for sharing this great experience with us!
Online Summer Facilitation Festival
IAF EME Facilitation Lounge
In this session we explored further with Jeffer London the ‘elevator pitch’, which is the concept of being able to state your entire message in the time it takes to go up a few floors in an elevator.
In this creative and interactive workshop presented by Tamara Eberle, Shawna Eberle and Ingrid Liil we created our own brand stories and figured out how to better communicate our values. This was an opportunity to pause and consider: How can I offer real value right now? How can I talk about what I do and how I do it in a way that will resonate for my clients? What is the story I need to tell that will help my potential customers understand how I can help?
No previous drawing skills were required and we got to learn, play and experiment in this session. We drew together with Rosanna von Sacken, we learnt the basics to get us started to include drawings for our meeings, trainings and workshops.
The aim of our second episode of the Facilitation Lounge with John Kingsley Cornwell, Monica Atim and Basil Manning was to enable participants to internalise the IAF Core Competences to Honour and Recognise diversity, ensuring inclusivity. It was a participatory and engaging session, drawing heavily on personal experience-sharing.
Facilitation Lounge opened its "virtual" doors on the 6th of August, 2020 with this amazing session with by Rebecca Sutherns (IAF Canada RD).
"A Conversation about Creating Spaces that are Psychologically Safe"
It was a candid discussion about how digital delivery can both guard and threaten the psychological safety of participants, and what facilitators can and can't do about it.