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The mission of the Slovenian Association of Facilitators /IAF Chapter Slovenia is to grow and promote professional facilitation in order to help groups, organisations and communities reach their goals in an effective, collaborative and synergistic way.

Founded in 1997, the Slovenian Association of Facilitators now comprises over 100 members – from full-time facilitators to managers, leaders, consultants teachers and community organisers change agents.

The goals of the Slovenian Association of Facilitators:

  • grow facilitation capacity and competencies within Slovenia;
  • promote facilitation as profession and approach for co-creating wise solutions to complex challenges;
  • build community of  individuals, groups and organizations who are aligned with our mission, goals and values.

Activities in 2016:

Monthly community-of-practice meetings to exchange practices & grow capacity_97B3160

Held 1 x month, 18.30 – 22.00 (location donated by a sponsor – a top Slovenian industrial company, whose workers can in turn join the meetings)

  • 11 January 2016: Facilitator’s personal skills
  • 14 March 2016: Systemic costellations: decision-making in organizations
  • 11 April 2016: Group coaching
  • 9 May 2016: NLP tools for facilitators
  • 13 June 2016: Learning from nature
  • 10 October 2016: Inner stance of host/facilitator
  • 14 November 2016: Co-creation of criteria for shearing members events
  • 12 December 2016: Haiku evening and celebration

Workshops to grow facilitation capacity

  • 17 – 19 March 2016: Graphic facilitation, ‘Ready, 1, 2, 3! Draw!’    10298117_462123043921799_3660546384140645768_o
  • 4 May 2016: ProAction Café facilitation training 
  • 2 – 4 June 2016: Strategic planning
  • 2 – 8 October 2016: Global hosting/facilitation gathering of practitioners
  • 20 October 2016: Introduction to facilitation

Public events

Aim: to offer an experience of  the power of well-facilitated participatory processes

  • 3 March 2016: Open ProAction Café (Ljubljana)
  • 21 April  2016: Open ProAction Café (Ljubljana)
  • 20 May 2016: Gathering of researchers and practitioners: Dialogue and deliberation for solving complex multi-stakeholder challenges on social, organizational and interpersonal level
  • 16 June 2016: Open ProAction Café (Ljubljana)
  • 15 – 25 October 2016: Open ProAction Cafés in Slovenian towns (International Facilitation Week)
  • March – December 2016: Green Ljubljana – Engaging young people for a green vision of Ljubljana (Appreciative Inquiry approach modelled on Imagine Chicago)

Major international events

More information about our events: info@drustvo-moderatorjev.si15691954486_f39ff98800_k

Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DrustvomoderatorjevSlovenije/

Members of the board:

Marjeta Novak, CPF, president
Natalija Vrhunc
Dragana Prijanovic
Janja Rebolj
Janko Lah
Ziga Novak