IAF Online Facilitation SIG

At the start of the pandemic IAF had all english speaking chapters around Europe and North America moving their meetings online. I proposed to create a special interest group for all IAF members and friends to meet and improve our online facilitation.

The monthly session can run as a lean coffee (1 hour) or with a designated facilitator (2 hours). Usually the IAF social post specify that. What’s the difference?

Lean coffee style

When we do not have a designated facilitator the meeting lasts 1 hour, run as a lean coffee to share and learn about impactful online facilitation ideas, activities or tools.

With a Designated Facilitator

When we have a volunteer facilitator the meeting lasts 2h. The facilitator comes up with an interactive online session idea to facilitate. If you have an idea fill in the form!

Facilitate a session

The designated facilitator should:

  • interactively share a topic, activity, workshop for about 1h30m
  • practice online facilitation
  • share interactively experience reports of what worked and didn’t work