August 2019

The 23-24 September dates for  The Facilitator's Toolkit, the first module of our  Foundations in Facilitation Skills programme are now fully booked and a waitlist is in operation.  We have added additional dates 30th September-1st October for those wishing to join the autumn programme.  These additional dates will run if our minimum participant number is reached and numbers will be limited to 12. This is a stand-alone module or, taken together with the Group Dynamics module and an accreditation module can lead to Accreditation at Level 1.

Please email us for more information, download and complete an application form, or call us on 0203 282 7128.

Our next Learning Day will be held on Tuesday October 15th at Highfield Park, Hook, (£80 members, £100 non-members, 10am-4pm). Four members will be showcasing their practice presenting a live theme or question to generate learning for themselves and others. Our Learning Days are an excellent opportunity for all facilitators (new, experienced and occasional) to meet, review and share good practice and for you if you simply want to find out more about the Association of Facilitators.

Energy and the Facilitator's Journey:
The morning session, offered by Rachel Arkieson, Annaliese Glueckert and Jennifer Russell (a Certificate Level Peer Group), will be an enquiry into energy in the facilitator's journey.

Facilitating weather and climate change discussions in an international development context
In the afternoon, Becky Venton, Accredited at Level 1, who has been facilitating the co-production of weather forecasts in East Africa will offer us insights and reflections on working in an international development context:

The Showcase Learning Day will offer both presenters and participants a rich day of enquiry, collaborative learning and a gentle stretch. We anticipate that we will all leave with new ideas, resources and a refreshed practice having made and renewed connections.

Places are limited so please book early to secure a place. To book, please email us or call us on 0203 282 7128.

OUR FUTURE LEADERS - a living lab on organisational life and leadership - starts October.
We (AoF) have been working closely with Recess College  and are pleased to recommend their next Our Future Leaders programme for young executives, scientists and professionals in their early twenties to late thirties.  They write:
"The world of work is contradictory. It sends complex messages of what is required to the fast track entrant and those in the first phases of their career.
Our Future Leaders is not a standard management course. Participants learn by experiencing the demands of self-leadership and leadership of others in organisations through a real-time simulation of creating high performance teams in a temporary organisation.
The value of this Living Lab is that it stimulates you as a young facilitator to see the ways that you gain or lose power, what affects your sense of competence, and how you exercise authority in everyday life.
It is an intensive, lively and rewarding course that delivers real change, growth in outlook and behaviour as desired by you. We hope you can come to the Living Lab as an opportunity to explore your personal and professional development."
For questions or to book, please contact Cheryl Brooker .

ARTGYM'S ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN LEADING CREATIVE COLLABORATION: Master the art of facilitating change and innovation

The next generation of Artgym Academy's Advanced Diploma in Leading Creative Collaboration commences in October.

Rooted in the psychology and neuroscience of creative thinking, this ground-breaking course is designed to provide experienced facilitators and coaches with the mindsets and methods to dramatically improve their practice. This includes an exploration of group dynamics, cultivating creative collaboration and how to deliver transformational impact.

Running part-time over 9-months, it blends 4 live events with virtual 1-to-1 tutorials and action learning sets, enabling you to fit it around other work commitments.

The next course starts in London on the 25th October and is capped at 16 participants. Artgym offer a 10% early bird discount to AoF members if you sign up before 6th September.

Email  Callie Seymour or call her on +44 (0)20 7033 3777 to learn more or enrol.

On successful completion of this programme you will gain dual accreditation with both the Association of Facilitators (Certified Facilitator up to level 3) and artgym academy (Certified Advanced Practitioner).

To enquire about or book for the Association of Facilitator's Foundations or Certificate programmes in Facilitation Skills or our Learning Day, please email us or call us on 0203 282 7128.

Bella Mehta & Brian Watts
Association of Facilitators (AoF)
0203 282 7128

23-24 September 2019 (full, waitlist)
30 September - 1 October 2019
(subject to minimum numbers)
20-21 January 2020
17-18 June 2019
28-29 October 2019
23 March 2020
15 July 2019 
25 November 2019
23 March 2020

Jan-Mar 2020 (tbc)

14th October 2019
(Register by Sep)
15 October 2019

Venue: Highfield Park, Hook, Hampshire

Facilitation Skills Training and Consultancy are also available on an in-house basis.