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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 IAF England and Wales. For more information on our chapter, click here.

Feb 15, 2020

Step into this episode brought to you by IAF England and Wales, with co-hosts Helene Jewell and Pilar Orti, plus three other voices, in both text and audio.

Helene and Pilar celebrate the podcast's tenth episode, and how it's bringing "facilitators and friends" together in the asynchronous audio space, beyond the meetups, and linking the meetups. All meetups are listed here:

Alison Knight sent us some thoughts about the last meetup she attended in Bristol. Find out more about the IAF South West England meetups, and look out for the next learning meetup in Bath on 14 May.

Alison mentions this book by Anna Sheather's 'Coaching Beyond Words - Using Art to Deepen and Enrich our Conversations'

At the latest Bristol meetup, Helene and others discussed does it matter what we call ourselves: coach, facilitator... is it linked to our identity, our marketing?

Listeners: what's the difference between group coaching and group facilitation? Let us know!

Helene and Pilar talk a bit about the Leadership Teams' retreat back in January, and Carisse Hewer talks about Facilitation Maths

What's Coming Up?

Pilar and Judy Rees are hosting a hybrid meetup about Hybrid Conversations! 27 February, and you can join in London or online.

And don't forget there are virtual meetups every month. Hear from Charo Lanao about why they are important to her.

Save the date: This year's 2020 IAF England & Wales annual conference will be held again Birmingham and again on Friday 16 & Saturday 17 October 2020

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