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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 www.iaf-world.org/site/chapters/england-wales

Nov 30, 2021

In this episode, Pilar talks to Anish Hindocha, who has recently taken the IAF Endorsed Facilitator assessment process. They talk about Anish’s experience through the process and then move on to talk about the challenges of being truly inclusive. 

(You can check out an earlier conversation they had, in episode 08 of...


Nov 9, 2021

In this episode, Pilar interviews Helene Jewell CPF about her experience of going through the CPF Certification Process as someone already experienced in facilitation.

Helene has been working for 7/8 years as a freelancer, with a background in international development and Speech and Language Therapy where she started...


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...


Oct 12, 2021

Today’s host is Nikki Wilson, talking to guest David Bishop, bilingual trainer and facilitator, based in France.

David’s adventures in facilitation started about 10 years ago, when he was training managers on presentation and negotiation skills. His own practice took him towards being a meeting host, and...


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...