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Facilitation Stories

Welcome to Facilitation Stories, where we discover how facilitators ended up in the profession, and how facilitation methods, principles and techniques are used more widely. Brought to you by the England and Wales chapter of the IAF. For more information on our chapter, visit

Sep 14, 2021

In this episode, Pilar talks to three of the co-authors of the book The Power of Facilitation, which was released this summer of 2021. Our conversation today is a little bit different, as it's an edited recording of the meetup that took place on 7 July 2021, a panel discussion with the authors, with contributions from...

Aug 10, 2021

We have two guests joining our host Nikki Wilson in this episode: Steve Yorkstone, talking about IAF Scotland and Ewen Le Borgne, who talks about process literacy with Liberating Structures.

Steve Yorkstone, tells us about how he got involved with the IAF and how he's ended up running the IAF Scotland chapter. 


Jul 13, 2021

In this episode Helene talks to Alex Williams Lead Trainer and Facilitator for nature-based learning at Muddy Feet.
All Alex and her team’s facilitation is outside, taking groups of all ages out to urban and rural wild spaces encouraging nature connection. 
Helene asks why Alex chooses to work outdoors.  This...

Jun 8, 2021

In today’s episode, Pilar and Helene both join a conversation with Vinay Kumar.  Vinay is Chair of IAF Global, based in Bangalore, India. He is a Certified Professional Facilitator, Coach, Organisational Development Consultant, Founder of C2C and host of podcast “Shiny Happy People”.

They start by discussing how...

Jun 2, 2021

This is a short, bonus episode to let you know about how we've changed the organisation of our Meetups over at See below for more details. 

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Midlands facilitators monthly online coffee meet-up