In recent years, wave of globalization is rapidly spreading into every corner of societies and business circles creating greater challenges and opportunities. The trend will inevitably shift the focus of facilitators’ activities to global collaboration. We facilitators will be expected to facilitate cross-border collaboration to explore new ideas/solutions by leveraging diverse views and wisdom in the world beyond traditional local paradigm. In this conference, we expect to see colorful threads of diverse cultures and methods will be woven together into stories of novel values. We hope they will be inherited to the next series of conferences to make ready for the future challenges in front.
Met a journalist who was there to cover the conference - she had a particular interest in the use of English as it is one of the few times that a conference has been hosted in Japan where they haven't used Japanese as the primary language.
- Facilitation helps address the challenges that people face
- IAF is a Community of Practice (CoP). Has an increasing body of knowledge. Provides professional developing in faciltiation across the globe.
- Can now provide the Certificate Professional Faciltiation (CPF) Certifiation in Japanese
- Looking to introduce entry level certification for people who are not facilitators full time but do use facilitative processes: Certified Virtual Faciltiator; Certificate Learning Faciltiator
- International Facilitation Week – last week of October 2013
- Facilitation can cross borders
- Facilitation should become a common language, like art, mathematics & music
- First speech in English! 3 years ago could not speak English J
Time to head to my first workshop -
Finding Facilitators’ “Rank” through Drum Circle/Rhythm Activity, Kaoru Sasaki