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Events listing 2014

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We will post here details of events held internationally, nationally, or locally to support the aims of International Facilitation Week.

To list your event, just email Simon Wilson on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with details.


Global -

IAF Annual General meeting of the IAF (members invitation):  three sessions at the following times:

Session 1 - 20 Oct 11pm London:

Session 2 – 21 October 8am London:

Session 3 – 21 October 4pm London:

Martin Gilbraith's Twitter chats, 22 and 23 October - join the chat here

Riders on the Storm International Summit, 20 to 24 October 2014 - free - join here

Kinharvie Institute online conversation with Larry Dressler, 23 October 2014 - details here

Dealing with Challenging Client Situations: A Free Webinar with Roger Schwarz Author of The Skilled Facilitator and Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams. Register here

Online Facilitation Unconference - register here

Asia -

Three facilitation sharing events will be conducted in Taiwan.  Oct. 20, Oct. 22 and Oct. 25.  IAF members attend free.  Details here

Downtown Shanghai: Journey of Facilitation:  Shanghai Mixer for IAF members and facilitators, 13:00 of Oct 24 2014.  This event is hosted by IAF members based in Shanghai to connect with Shanghai-based facilitators, graphic recorders, trainers, consultants, speakers, HR and OD professionals, and other friends interested in facilitation to revisit their journey of facilitation.  
Mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

Event Name:  IAF Singapore Connect Meeting, 25 October 2014
Coinciding with IFW, we are hosting Singapore-based presenters, conference workshop buddies and graphic recorders to attend with members of the Singapore facilitation community to revisit and celebrate the learning from the highly-successful and memorable 17th IAF Asia Conference. This will be an opportunity for those who did not get a chance to be at the conference still to benefit from the abundant learning that was there.
Facebook details:
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Hong Kong - Lawrence Philbrook on "What do facilitators do?"
Date: 24 Oct 2014 (Friday) Time: 7pm to 8:30pm
Venue: 10/F, Jockey Club Social Services Building, 100 Kennedy Road, Wanchai, HK


Europe -

"Beyond the Wall of Resistance - Facilitating Successful Change" Kinharvie event Monday 20 October 2014, Glasgow, Scotland - details here

Istanbul, Turkey:  Facilitation breakfast, October 23, 2014
Subject: The Power of Facilitation in Team Decision-Making Processes
Purpose: Define 'Facilitation' and its aspects that lead teams to a more effective decision making processes and gain consensus regarding the situations where facilitation has a crucial impact.
•Introduction about global trends of facilitation and IAF- Martin Farrell, Europe MENA Director, IAF
•Co-facilitation by Rengin Akkemik & Gamze Bayraktaroglu
 "Let's define where in corporate life we really need facilitation" and
 "Let's define the value of facilitation skills in work place to create effective action plans"
•Conclusion - Arcan Guner
For details contact Rengin Akkemik This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Americas -

Showcasing the innovative power of facilitation, Toronto 30 October 2014 - details here

NCDD conference, 17-19 October 2014, Washington DC - sponsored by the IAF:  details here

IAF Carolinas Virtual Chapter live virtual session: Tools for Distributed Teams
Monday Oct 20, 8-9pm ET
Bill Krebs, Agile Dimensions LLC
IAF Carolinas Chapter Virtual discussion board: Possibility of an IAF virtual endorsement
open Tuesday - Friday Oct 21-24
Bob Moir, Facilitator4Hire
These are now posted on our chapter website:

Amauta International:  'From the 20th to the 24th of October, we are asking the 300+ Internal Facilitators and Mentors that we have trained and coached during the last year in the nine Latin American operations of SABMiller (Argentina to El Salvador), during our two-year program of “Meaningful Conversations”.  Specifically, we are asking each one to share with others during that week some of their personal experiences of facilitating meaningful conversations and ask others to do the same.  We will also be sending email followup questions to the 5000+ employee participants in the program.' 

Free info call with Diane Musho Hamilton 23 October 0900 PT.  'In this call Diane Musho Hamilton will demonstrate the essential structures and interventions that a more conscious approach offers leaders and facilitators - awarenesses and methods so essential when working with difficult and complex issues.'  Register here.

Oceania -

Victoria, Australia - The Power of Facilitation when Power is the issue details here


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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 19:55


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Two Tweetchats were held during International Facilitation Week. The following twitter feeds provide details of those conversations.

#FacWeekChat 24 October 2013


#FacWeekChat 22 October 2013


Sunday, 13 October 2013 18:11

Regional events

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Regional, national and local events

Listed below are brief details of the regional, national and local events which were held during International Facilitation Week.

You can find the international and virtual events here.

Events are listed by IAF region and in date order.


Joint meeting- Nairobi and Pwani

October 25 - A first joint meeting between facilitators from Nairobi and Pwani (Coast) for us to share experiences and collectively plan a way forward for the development of both groups.  This is a first step towards having an Annual Conference on Facilitation in Kenya. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kongowea Primary School

26 October -  A public event at Kongowea Primary School, Mombasa.  This is a local primary school from a low-income, disadvantaged area where some of us already have several work connections.  We are organising a series of activities with staff, students and parents on the theme of "Facilitation for Self-Reliance." Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


IAF India

Events in Mumbai, Bangalore & Pune - details 

21st October -IBS, Powai “Facilitating Feelings Before Logical Thought” by Sunil Kumar Verma CPF & Shalini Pillai details via @AjitWiz

24 October - Bharati Vidyapeeth COE, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai 6pm "Flipchart Facilitation" by

26 October - CEL, Khopoli  11-4pm "Facilitation Tools for Community Participation" by Vijay Menda and

Malaysia - Two days with Izzy Gesell celebrating International Facilitation Week

19 - 21 October


Working Together to Change the Future

October 21, 2013- Vancouver, BC Stonehouse Institute from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT) with Adam Kahane

Showcasing the Impact of Facilitation

Tuesday October 22 - Anyone interested in a collegial dialogue with award winning change facilitators, come to Mississauga Civic Centre at 1:00 on  300 City Centre Drive - 12th floor. Register here:

ADR Institute of Canada National Conference and ICC Canada International Arbitration Conference

October 23 - 24 - InterContinental Toronto Centre, 225 Front Street West, Toronto

Gathering of ICA course grads

Saturday October 26 10am - 3pm - Celebrate the friendships and networks built by a shared interest in learning about facilitation. Come to ICA Associates Inc. 655 Queen St E., Toronto Register here:

Collaborating in Complex Times

October 28 - 29 - Vivien Twyford author of "The Power of Co" is delivering a specially scheduled course in Toronto Canada. Register here:

Europe and MENA

Riders on the Storm international virtual summit

October 21 - 27 free virtual professional development event. Speakers include Margaret Wheatley, Malin Moren, Carol Sherriff and Simon Wilson Register for free

IAF Denmark

October 21- IAF Denmark celebrates with four free workshops in Copenhagen

An introduction to Facilitating constellations

October 21 - Glasgow, Scotland

Stay on top with Better Meetings

October 23 - 24 - Moscow, Russia celebrates with @rubenvanderlaan’s ‘Stay On Top with Better Meetings’

Facilitating Dialogue - Vervolgtraining Dialoogbegeleiding

October 24 - in Dutch, for people with some experience in facilitating a dialogue table during the "Dag van de Dialoog" (Day of the Dialogue). The training by Jan Lelie is free, but you have to register.

Facilitator Marathon

October 25 - Facilitator Marathon

A global conversation with Peter Block

October 25 - Facilitating community - a global conversation with Peter Block on 25 October - 

Latin America and Caribbean

IAF Jamaica Chapter meeting

23 October - 7.00pm MIND, 235a Old Hope Road, Kingston 6

¡Fiesta de Facilitadores!

October 27 - Tepoztlán, Morelos: A party for all facilitators and their family and friend Information: Beatrice Briggs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. tel. 739 395 5022


Foundations of Facilitation

21 - 22 October - Melbourne Illuma Consulting's Foundations of Facilitation led by Rhonda Tranks CPF

Facilitation Celebration in Wangaratta

22 October - Wangaratta Regional Development Company hosting a "Facilitation Celebration  @RegDevCo

Learning from failure - virtual discussion Group

23 October

Fabulous Facilitation Friday

25 October - Western Australia from 9am – 5pm at the Loftus Recreation Centre, Loftus Street, Leederville Fabulous Facilitation Friday



IAF Carolinas virtual chapter information meetings

Learn more about the new IAF Carolinas Virtual Chapter.

October 22, 7-8 pm EST to register This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              

October 23, 3:30-4:30 pm EST to register This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Online Facilitation Unconference 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 7:00 AM - Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM (PDT)

Learning & Change International Dialogue Education Institute 2013

October 24 - 27, 2013  Marriott Waterfront  Baltimore, MD USA
No talking heads, boring lectures, or stadium style seating! This is a hands-on, energetic and fully engaging learning institute that focuses on just that: learning! Join friends and colleagues from all over the world who believe in learning and teaching that sticks. Expect to be transformed. Expect to laugh. Expect to expand your mind and tire-out your brain. How does the Institute differ from your average conference? Take a look.


South East Association of Facilitators - Facilitative Leadership in conflict, collaboration and change

October 25 - Atlanta Georgia Facilitation Development Day with key note presenter Roger Schwarz



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Details of events

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Virtual and International events

Listed below are brief details of the international and virtual events that were held during International Facilitation Week 2013. The regional and local events page lists all the individual events that took place. 

IAF Annual General Meeting

The IAF is held its annual meeting virtually on 22 October to celebrate International Facilitation Week.

Two IAF Tweet chats were held

FacWeek twitter chats

Riders on the Storm International Virtual Summit - Margaret Wheatley

To celebrate International Facilitation Week, Riders on the Storm summit a free international virtual professional development summit provided advice and networking opportunities for facilitators and people interested in facilitation. You can still listen to a number of the interviews at Riders on the Storm virtual summit

Facilitating community - a virtual conversation with Peter Block

The IAF Europe and Mena region organised a virtual conversation with Peter Block.

Online Facilitation unconference 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 7:00 AM - Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM (PDT) the first ever online facilitation unconference