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Join us in promoting the power of facilitation worldwide this #FacWeek!

Happy Facilitation Week 2021, starting today! Facilitation Week is a participatory experience that inspires synergy and celebrates the act of group facilitation. Held in the third week of October each year, it’s purpose is to showcase the power of facilitation to both new and existing audiences, and to create a sense of community among facilitators […]

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Conclusion and Final Thoughts

Throughout the previous chapters, we have asserted that the power of facilitation: can help us strategically think better together; can transform organizations and enable positive and sustainable cultural change, at all levels and across all business lines; can create the time and space for critical thinking to flourish and innovation to blossom; can enable individuals, […]

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Meet the authors at the IAF Facilitation Summit

Register now to join a number of our contributors in sessions they are leading at next month’s IAF global Facilitation Summit . The Facilitation Summit 2021 is your one-stop global forum to share, discuss and shape your practice. Over the course of 24 hours, our journey will take us around the world, from Europe & […]

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8. Living a Facilitative Life

We want to make a case for the power of facilitation, and a case for you. Actually, it’s a case that facilitation is within you. The three of them sit under a huge banyan tree that stands tall on the edge of the village. “It has stood here forever,” they say, with animated gestures that […]

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7. The Power of Facilitation for Self-Reflection, Change and Personal Growth

Facilitation is something we do for groups. The same processes we use as facilitators are valuable for individuals. Self-facilitation requires an ability to reflect and honestly look at your life and your patterns. It is the art of taking yourself on a journey. In this chapter, we will look at: What is self-reflection and self-facilitation? […]

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6. The Power of Partnership Between Facilitation and Communication

We needed to bring our 120 staff together—for a celebration, but also to prepare for the future. The project had been passed around the organization. Finally, we took it on in the Communications Team. Still, many people were sceptical, saying that they we’re not going to go… And yet, we delivered a huge (multi-award-winning) success. […]

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Live In Conversation with the Authors of the book ‘Power of Facilitation’

Saturday, 28 August 2021, 15:30 IST Mumbai Thank you very much indeed to Shalaka Gundi of IAF India for hosting this webinar of the International Association of Facilitators! Interact live with contributors to the book to hear about their experiences and insights while writing the book: Malin Morén, co-author of chapter 2 “Facilitating Change and […]

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5. The Power of Facilitation for Team Development

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organisational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. Andrew Carnegie Group facilitation generates conditions similar to the behaviours, social context and practices of high-performance teams. What we mean is that fruitful […]

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4. The Power of Facilitation in Resolving Conflicts

This chapter focuses on the power of facilitation as an enabler of positive public dialogues and critical conversations and as a tool to resolve conflicts. The power of facilitation can help leaders, managers, community advocates, public dialogue professionals, mediators, facilitators and anyone who is faced with conflict. It helps to resolve disputes between individuals or […]

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3. The Power of Facilitation for Critical Thinking

Today, the speed and volume of information can be overwhelming. Critical thinking skills give people the tools they need to actively listen and critically consume information. Critical thinkers challenge assumptions and zero in on the information that leads to the path of innovation rather than complacency. The process of becoming a “thinking organization” begins with […]