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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.

4 ways to get started in Facilitation

Oct 17, 2022

You know you are great at holding space for a group, getting people together and thinking productively, exploring challenges or organising by getting everyone involved.  Listening, challenging, adapting and inspiring are skills you have honed.  


Maybe you have taken a facilitative approach to leadership, or in your...

Back to the Room

Oct 30, 2021

With many people returning to face-to-face facilitation after months sat staring at a Zoom screen, we thought we’d share some of our top tips. Thanks to Gary, Helene, Suzanne, Camilla, Cat, Lee and Hilary from the IAF England and Wales Leadership Team for these great tips and to Suzanne for pulling it all...

Sketchnotes Created During The Power of Facilitation Panel Discussion

Sep 15, 2021

If you listened to our last episode, the panel discussion by some of the co-authors of The Power of Facilitation, you might be interested in the sketchnotes created by Chitra Chandrashekar, as she listened to others and reflected on what was being said.

Big thanks to Chitra, and if you want to check out more of...

How to Make Your Virtual Event a Success

Aug 3, 2021

Suzanne Bennett, Board member of the International Association of Facilitators England and Wales chapter kicks off our blog with 5 hacks to make the most out of your virtual event. (Please note, this is a text blog post, with no audio attached to it.)

This post has some hacks to help make your virtual session...