We are excited to announce that we are looking for a Training Coordinator to help us manage and develop our facilitation training programme. The post is Manchester- based, part time and for one year initially, with the prospect of extension and development for the right candidate. Go here for more details and to download the application forms. The closing date for applications is 6th February 2019. 

Learn to lead engaging online meetings that elicit innovative thinking and creative problem solving; Gain competency in designing and leading virtual meetings that engage participants in multiple ways; Build your confidence as a virtual facilitator; Learn tools and techniques to elicit participation, enable meaningful discussion and accomplish virtual work.

ICA:USA's eight-week online course starts January 10th. See further details.

We are pleased to announce our public courses for 2019, with courses scheduled in London, Manchester and Brussels from now until December 2019. Book before the end of December to avoid the (modest) price rise at the beginning of January

International Facilitation Week is almost upon us! Events are being planned across the UK with the International Association of Facilitators holding a Networking and Learning Day in Birmingham on 21st October. It is open to members and non-members and a great opportunity to meet other facilitators and share and learn with them. See here for details and booking. 

Continuing our partnership with Initiatives of Change Switzerland, we will be running two ToP courses in Geneva at the end of October/beginning of November. Group Facilitation Methods and Facilitating Organisational Change. For more details and to book, visit www.caux.ch/facilitation-training

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding two of our most popular training courses at the Blackrock Education Centre in Dublin, Ireland in December. Group Facilitation Methods will be on the 5th and 6th December, and Action Planning on the 7th. It is some years since we held public courses in Ireland and we are very pleased to be returning. We hope these courses will mark the beginning of ToP courses being scheduled regularly in Ireland. Go here for more information and to book.  

ICA:UK Associates Ann Lukens and Lesley Adams have developed a new two-day course designed to help independent facilitators to build up their business skills. Go here for full details and to book 

Catch up here with our latest news, including our work in the UK and in other countries in Europe and in Africa. We even have a story from Guatemala on how ToP methods are being applied there for mothers and young children. There is also an opportunity for you to help us gather information on the impact of facilitation: we ask you to share your stories of the changes you have seen as a result of you using facilitation in your work.

ICA:UK is part of a global network of organisations, many of whom offer training in the Technology of Participation. See here for ToP courses that are scheduled to take place in Europe before the end of 2018. To book, please contact the relevant organisation/person directly. 

If you are thinking of booking on one of our courses before the summer, this is the time to do it as there are a few places left.

The Participatory Strategic Planning course in Manchester on 16-17 May has just 2 places remaining. The GFM in London is fully booked, but there are still places on the Action Planning course in London on the 7th June. There are also places available for the Meetings that Work course in Brussels on the 19-20 June and on the Group Facilitation Methods course in Manchester on 11-12 July. 

For details of these courses and more from September onwards, see our calendar of courses

We are very excited to be supporting ICA:UK Associate Bhavesh Patel to organise and deliver the first ever Group Facilitation Methods training in Chisinau, Moldova on the 4th-5th June 2018. This is seen as a key step in the promotion of facilitation and participation in the country and we hope that a regular schedule of courses may evolve in future. Go here for more details 

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