Large Group Process

Facilitating positive transformation: Reviewing the past to prepare for the future

In this large group process Martin will demonstrate a participatory approach for a group to review the past, to prepare for the future, by applying the ToP Historical Scan method to reflect together on the unfolding history of participation and facilitation in India.

Delegates will get insights into the theory behind the method and a case study of the method in action “Celebrating 20 years with the European Training Foundation in Turin – #ETF20". A project that won an IAF Facilitation Impact Award in 2015.

The session includes an opportunity to reflect on how one might apply the method. Martin has successfully shared this concept at the 2014 IAF Copenhagen conference session on the history of facilitation, in IAF’s 20th anniversary year.

Martin Gilbraith

An International Association of Facilitators stalwart, Martin is an IAF CPF® , an IAF ‘Hall of Famer’ and former IAF Chair and IAF Europe Director.

An independent facilitator, trainer and consultant based in London, UK, Martin designs and leads processes that help groups learn and achieve common goals together. His expertise helps clients achieve the change they are seeking.

Former President of the Institute of Cultural Affairs International (ICAI), and an Associate and former Chief Executive of ICA:UK, the participation and development charity, Martin has been facilitating and training, specialising in ICA’s ToP facilitation methodology, since he began his career as an international volunteer with ICA India in 1986-87.

Recognized for his ability to partner with clients, use skillful facilitation and calmly inspire confidence, Martin is recognized as a collaborative professional. To quote a client “The field of facilitation is better because you are in it.”

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