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All-England & Wales, all-day #FacWeek MeetUp

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Martin G. and Elizabeth
Join us for our first annual all-day MeetUp of all three IAF England & Wales regional facilitation meetup groups, in central Birmingham on Saturday 22 October during International Facilitation Week (, #FacWeek (!

To see who has RSVPd from the other Meetup groups, see also IAF North of England Facilitators & Friends ( and IAF South West of England Facilitators & Friends (

This will be a participant-led, peer sharing event - an opportunity for you to network, share and learn with others who facilitate or share an interest in facilitation. It will be one of dozens of such face-to-face and online events worldwide, promoting and celebrating the power of facilitation for International Facilitation Week 2016.

What sort of sessions would you like to participate in, or lead? Are you willing to help to publicise the event, finalise the programme and organise the day? Please share your suggestions, offers and requests in a comment below.

As of Tuesday 18 October we have around 20 booked from the 3 meetup groups, and the following sessions offered & suggested:

Gary Austin - facilitating leadership development workshops using Lumina Spark profiling

Elizabeth McDonnell - intercultural facilitation esp. where there is a great deal of variation in English language competencies among participants

Martin Gilbraith - 3 sessions from the recent at #IAFEMENA16 ( Netherlands conference:

• 10-minute video keynote presentations on facilitative leadership, eg: Laurens Schrijnen (

• Is there a single, universal principle of facilitation? Mine's ORID! (

• Sessions Design Kit - Enjoyable Way of Creating Sessions

Of course your own proposals, offers and questions on the day will be welcome as well.

The Meetup will be free to attend and all are welcome, members and non-members of IAF ( alike.

Venue & catering costs will be met by IAF England & Wales, excluding lunch. Participants may bring their own lunch, or buy lunch together in small groups in the many eateries nearby. Nearby options for accommodation and dining will be suggested for those wanting to stay and eat together the evening before.
IAF South West England facilitators and friends
Carrs Lane Conference Centre
Carrs Lane B4 7SX · Birmingham
How to find us

The venue is around 5 minutes walk from New Street station in central Birmingham.

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