Develop the Professional Skills that Support Great Meetings
Dysfunctional meetings sabotage the high dreams and aspirations of groups that want to make a positive difference in the world.
You know that there must be a way to keep change-oriented groups on task and prevent internal conflicts from destroying their effectiveness.
Yet you feel powerless to intervene because you lack the skills and confidence needed to step into the role of meeting facilitator.
If bad meetings are part of the problem, you can be part of the solution.
We understand the pain you feel when groups you care about are undermining their own possibilities of success by in-fighting, making bad decisions and failing to live up to their own values. We know how much you want to help sort out the issues and get everyone pulling together, instead of falling apart.
IIFAC has served hundreds of groups in the public, private and social sector, helping them to engage in the important conversations needed to define their shared goals, make plans that get implemented and keep learning and growing together. Learn More
We want to support you.
Benefit from our years of experience
A collection of over 50 articles full of insights and practical advice about how to overcome the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities that those of us who lead and/or facilitate groups face every day.
An assortment of guides, infographics, interviews, videos and more.
Publications about effective meetings, consensus decision-making, and The Bonfire Collection, a Complete Reference Guide to Facilitation and Change.
LEARNING CIRCLES. An opportunity to connect with others who share your interest in group dynamics, participatory processes and effective meetings. Supported by senior IIFAC facilitators, these self-organizing groups will decide what they want to learn, receive training, develop their facilitation skills – and perhaps even decide to join forces to provide facilitation services.
The Circles can be in person, virtual, or a combination, depending on the geographic location and preferences of the group.
At the moment, IIFAC is supporting the creation of the first Spanish-speaking circles in Mexico and the “Southern Cone” (Uruguay, Argentina and Chile). We hope to open new groups in the second half of 2018.
There is NO CHARGE for joining a Learning Circle.
We will explore your needs and answer your questions about facilitation for your meeting or event.
Not sure if group facilitation is your calling?
Prefer the “do-it-yourself” approach?
Find a wealth of Free Resources selected especially for Meeting Facilitators here