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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

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...

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. 


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...