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Join our monthly Morning coffee meetup, on the 1st Friday morning of every month and spend an hour or two in good company talking about all things facilitation! Please share a review on the group page afterwards, to let others know how you found the meetup - and please use the hashtag #IAFMeetup on social media before, during & after the meetup!
Join our monthly Morning Warwickshire coffee meetup, on the 1st Tuesday morning of every month. Curated by the International Association of Facilitators, this is an informal meetup where anyone with an interest in facilitation can come along and network with likeminded people. If you are interested in attending, be sure to use the hashtag #IAFMeetup on social media before, during & after the meetup! All you need is an enquiring and open mind :)
The Transfer Co-Working Space - in The Old Print Works
We're meeting up at a co-working office in Birmingham, spending the morning working on our own projects in a shared co-working office, and the afternoon sharing facilitation ideas, plans, tips and techniques. We will have a separate meeting room to use from 1-4pm. We'll start with lunch (please bring your own) and then create an agenda for the afternoon based around people's interests, questions, things they've brought to share, sessions they would like to offer etc. The co-working space at The Transfer is open from 8.30am-6pm. They offer a free trial day, but you need to book your free day on their website https://www.oldprintworks.org/shop/co-working. The £5 charge on meetup is to cover the hire of the meeting room. The venue is on the number 50 bus route in Balsall Heath - 10 minutes on the bus from the city centre, or not far from the Rea Valley cycle route. More details of location and how to get there at https://www.oldprintworks.org/getting-to-the-old-print-works/ Please note that the venue is not wheelchair accessible. If this first co-working meetup proves popular we will find an accessible venue for the next one.
Join our monthly virtual coffee meetup, for informal networking and facilitation chat from the comfort of your own home or desk, from 10-11am on the second Monday of each month - all welcome, bring your own coffee! To see who has RSVPd from other regions, check out our sister meetup groups in Wales, the Midlands & East of England, South West England, the North of England and London & South East of England - for links, see https://www.iaf-world.org/site/chapters/england-wales. We will meet in Adobe Connect. You will need a computer with good internet connection, webcam and a microphone and headphones so that others do not get feedback from your speakers to your mic. A wired ethernet connection is advised, in preference to wifi. Adobe Connect apps are available for participation via tablets and smartphones, however functionality is limited so use of a computer is recommended. To join the meetup go to http://bit.ly/iafmeetup or http://top.adobeconnect.com/iafmeetup/ To ensure that you will be able to connect, you can test your system in advance at https://top.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm Once in the Adobe meeting room, participate by typing in the chat (bottom left), and to connect your audio & video click on 'start my webcam' or click on the mic & webcam buttons at the top of your screen (they will turn from white to green) - see the photos. Our virtual coffee meetups are not recorded, however screenshots may be shared and the meeting room is publicly accessible, so please do not share data in the chat that you would not want publicly accessible. Please share online (before, during & after!) with the hashtag #IAFMeetup.