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Get Inspired during Facilitation Week

International Facilitation Week

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"International Facilitation Week takes place each year during the third week of October. Its purpose is to showcase the power of facilitation to both new and existing audiences and to create a sense of community among facilitators and their groups worldwide.

Since its launch in 2013, the week has become a spark that ignites activities around the world to highlight the benefits of facilitation, the gifts of facilitators and the comradeship of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF)."

It's the IAF Facilitation Week, and as with every year I love finding out new stuff and getting inspired by other facilitators.

Personally, I think Twitter is a great place to see what's going one, search or use the hashtag #FacWeek.


A few posts I found inspiring this morning:
















You can also view all events listed in the IAF Website.

I hope you find something that inspires you in Facilitation Week!

International Association of Facilitators Pro-Path

At ProMeet we are big supporters of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF).

IAF is a global association of over 1500 competency certified professional facilitators. It aims to promote the power of facilitation and drive up professional standards. It's a wonderful community and we have learnt a huge amount though
becoming certified, attending conferences, and participating in MeetUps.

A new development. IAF has been developing a 'Pro-Path', essentially adding two new tiers of membership, a 'mentored' level for people new to the profession and a 'senior or master' level for facilitators who already have attained "Certified™ Professional Facilitator or CPF" status.

It will all roll out next year, but to get the headlines of this 'pro-path' you can watch this short video.


On becoming a Certified™ Professional Facilitator (CPF)

In December this year I completed a certification process with the International Association of Facilitators (IAF). To become certified, the IAF require applicants to complete a two part process where candidates apply and provide written evidence and testimonial.

The written evidence is assessed against the six core competencies and successful candidates are then invited to the CPF assessment which consists of two interviews and candidates must facilitate a peer reviewed demonstration workshop.
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ProMeet. A 2016 Facilitation Impact Award Winner

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IAF Regional Director Trevor Durnford and IAF Member Bruce Rowling present Sean Blair with the Facilitation Impact Award.

LEGO®, Dialogue and new meeting tools help leading college get a top UK value added score

ProMeet together with client, Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC) have received a Facilitation Impact Award from the International Association of Facilitators (IAF).
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Appreciation

Thank you IAF

I'm a member of the International Association of Facilitators, a brilliant association that promotes the power of facilitation, so I felt really happy to receive, on the last day of 2015, a lovely certificate of appreciation.

Thanks especially to other IAF leaders and activists: Martin Farrell, Martin Gilbraith, Julia Goga Cooke, Anja Kantowski, Helga Brüggemann who I have worked closely with during 2015 on IAF activities.



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IMEX Association Day: Next Generation Associations

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IMEX Frankfurt is the ‘worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meeting and events’, and each year c.300 association executives from 40 countries gather the day before IMEX to learn from each other during ‘Association Day”.
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Facilitation Reloaded >> By Design

I’m presenting a workshop at this years International Association of Facilitators (IAF) conference “Facilitation Reloaded”, on October 3-5 in Copenhagen.

Facilitation Reloaded is shaping up to be a fantastic learning and networking event, so do join us – it is not too late to register at
www.facilitationreloaded.com

The aim of my session is to explain, demonstrate and play with some of the ideas, principles and tools inside the ProMeet system in order to pass on, and enable participants to use or adopt any parts that are useful.

Here is a summary of what my workshop will contain.
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A Facilitator Competency Framework

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ProMeet is now a member of the International Association of Facilitators.

The IAF
competency framework has six core competencies it expects certified facilitators to have to a high level. Read More...
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