Featured Speakers

Presenting with absolute pride


Goli Ahmadifard

She is IAF Iran Chapter lead. She provides community development facilitation services in various projects in collaboration with governmental, private and civic society organizations.



Javad Mahmoodi Rad

He is a sustainable development generalist who has considerable experiences in development Projects. He provides consultancy and professional services to the clients who desire creating positive changes through innovative initiations


Abhishek Somani

Eduprenuer, using storytelling, facilitation, and improv to do engaging session.



Lora Petronic Petrovic, Valjevo, Serbia

Once upon a time a vivid reader of fairy tales, hence strongly believes that the good always wins. Her “cup of tea” are young learners. These are reasons for LEGO storytelling with her studens. Teacher of Spanish and English languages at Faculty of Health and Business Studies and at Lingva, Center for foreign languages in Valjevo. Co-creator and teacher of methodological module of the online course for pedagogical, psychological and methodological continual education of teachers who didn’t have these subjects at university. Presented papers and held workshops at several national and international conferences. Her main fields of interest are evaluation and assessment and teaching with technology.



Galina Tiurina

Facilitator, coach, OD consultant, Head of Department of facilitation and strategic communications at Open European Academy on economy and politics (Prague, the Czech rep)



Tamara Živadinović, Nis, Serbia

Tamara Živadinović, is an experienced facilitator, multi-stakeholder process specialist, the founder of Mena Group and the Coordinator of Serbian Facilitators’ Network. She is the creator of the idea of Facilitation Festival and a member of International Association of Facilitators since 2006.

She works with different groups on co-creation of processes that can help them to reach new visions and results. Her focus lays with facilitation of planning processes and organisational development, building integrity of individuals, leaders and groups. She is a facilitator with more than 15 years of experience in using different methodologies and willing to continuously learn and develop new approaches. Participated in many international conferences and worked with international facilitator teams. Graphic recording is her tool for boosting processes. She believes in people, their power to move things. Connect, work together and start positive change. She uses yoga and mental aikido to understand and improve relation with herself and with the world.



Jan Leile,Netherlands

Jan Lelie MSc MBA CPF|M has been facilitating even before he knew how it was called. After facilitating as a project and program manager, he became a full-time facilitator working in industry, governments, communities and not-for-profit organizations. Based on McWhinney’s “Creating Paths of Change”, he developed a meta-praxis. He has been actively involved in growing the LEF Community of Practice. He is founding (board) member of IAF-Netherlands, introduced the CPF-certification in The Netherlands and recently became CPF|M. He has delivered workshop in over 25 IAF organized (inter)national conferences.


Paolo Martinez, Facilitation Impact Award 2020

CPF, one of the creators of the Innovation Camp methodology. He loves to innovate and combine different techniques. His main expertise and passion are participatory methods and design thinking approaches. He applies these methods within and among organisations, networks and communities so as to foster innovation, leadership and the growth of social and intellectual capital.



Dragana Tomic Pilipovic

She has many years of experience in designing training programs and creative development of human resources through educational and mentor work. In her training workshops, in addition to traditional methods, she is using benefits of methods such as Open Space Technology, Appriciate Inquiry, Caffe Seminar

She founded the Rural HUB (www.ruralhub.rs) in the village Vrmdža, Sokobanja with the aim of empowering villages through the social economy and female entrepreneurship


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Martina Staznik

Martina Stažnik practices the integration of participatory leadership practices and systems approaches in the design and implementation of transformation processes with individuals, groups and organizations.

Her work with individuals, groups and organizations is based on a process approach, collaborative learning and participatory leadership to create a context for activating collective knowledge that will enable innovative processes and sustainable solutions.

She has deep experience of transformative processes at the individual and group (organizational) level as a practitioner of systemic psychotherapy and cybernetics



Kata Faix

Kata is a facilitator, trainer and business coach having 15 years of experience in facilitation and training in multinational businesses for managers, talents and leadership teams.

Having 10 years business experience in an intercultural environment, Kata combines her analytical skills, out of the box thinking, very precise and structured ways of working with her empathy and care towards people during her workshop facilitations, trainings and individual/team-coaching sessions.

Kata is a Certified Professional Facilitator and a Global Mentor by IAF. She is a Certified Facilitator of Lego® Serious Play®.

Kata holds a teacher’s degree from the ELTE University of Budapest and an Economist-PR degree from the Budapest Business School. She also has a Six Sigma Green Belt certification from the International Six Sigma Academy.


Savas Sahin

An academician, interested in incorporation of theory, practice, design and social justice for livable cities in the fields of Urban studies, urban conservation, city planning, politics, local governments, strategic planning, participatory democracy, public policy, digital government, smart cities and public administration.