State of Facilitation

Take part in the most comprehensive survey of facilitators and facilitation to date.

Together, let’s build a better understanding of the world of facilitation!

~20 minutes

Our goal

To create a comprehensive report on the facilitation profession and build a resource for facilitators everywhere.

How do facilitators work? How is facilitation evolving? What tools and resources do expert facilitators use?

Facilitation is workplace superskill, essential to unlocking collaboration and effective teamwork. Effective facilitators are increasingly in demand, but who are they? What are their challenges? How has facilitation changed in 2023 and what might it look like in the future?

Time to reveal the real State of Facilitation!

Last year we produced the first of it’s kind The State of Facilitation Report with more than 1100 responses and insights from 7 experts. Our intention is to continue hold up this mirror to the facilitation community, sparking reflections and conversations about where we are at and where we want to go next. We hope you will join us.

Why you should participate


You’ll co-create the State of Facilitation report available to everybody across the world for free, shedding light on the actual state of facilitation today.


Curious whether other facilitators share your challenges and preferences? More people = more reliable data and greater collective knowledge.


The report will be filled with insights about tools, processes and pricing that may help inspire change and reflection.


Which facilitation frameworks, formats and certifications are on the rise? Which tool should we learn before it becomes the new standard? Let’s find out together.


The 2023 Report provided interesting insights and at the same time was limited in reach. Help us spread the word and reach all the corners of the world.

No matter your level of facilitation
experience, your insight
is important.

What to expect


We want to capture a comprehensive picture of facilitation, but we understand there are things you may not wish to disclose. Most of the questions in this survey are optional and you can skip them if you wish. Answering all the questions should take around 20 minutes.


We do not ask for any sensitive personally identifiable information in this survey. The demographic information we do ask about will only be used in aggregate form to ensure no indirect identification is possible. Irrespective of filling in the survey, you may provide your email address on this website to get notified about the final survey report. In such a case your email address will not be linked to the survey data in any way and it will be used strictly for communicating survey results.


We believe a complete understanding of who is practicing facilitation is imperative to advancing conversations around diversity, inclusion and equity. We ask for information such as age, race, gender identity and employment status. 


The information you provide will be used to create the next edition of the State of Facilitation report. This will be free and publicly available. No identifying information will be included and your responses will be anonymous


Have ideas for what we could do better? You’ll find an opportunity to give feedback at the end of the survey. Alternatively, get in touch here. We’d love to improve future iterations of the State of Facilitation survey!


The State of Facilitation is an initiative from SessionLab – A better way to design workshops.

Our main goal with this survey is to better understand the profession of facilitation going into 2024. Every completed response will help us to create a truly representative State of Facilitation report!


Special thanks to the following people for helping us create and review the survey.



Filip Kis

Editor-in-Chief, Founder & CTO @ SessionLab

Deborah Rim Moiso

Research Consultant, Content Writer @ SessionLab

Myriam Hadnes

Adviser, Founder @ NeverDoneBefore

John Kingsley Cornwell

Adviser, IAF Social Inclusion SIG, Freelance Facilitator

Irene Maweu

Adviser, Facilitator, Core Member of e/merge Africa Network

Riccardo Da Re

Adviser, Facilitator & Data Collection Expert

Héctor Alejandro Villarreal Lozoya

Spanish Language Adviser, IAF Certified Professional Facilitator

Marie Dubost

Adviser, Facilitator & trainer

Laura Vidal

Design, UX Designer @ SessionLab

Robert Cserti

PM of Report, Founder & Integrator @ SessionLab

Interested in the final results?

Don’t miss the report

We’re excited to put together the very first comprehensive report on the profession of facilitation.

Leave your email address below to stay informed and receive the State of Facilitation Report in early 2024. We will not use your email address for anything else than notifying you when the survey results are ready.



State of Facilitation 2023

Last year the global facilitation community was generous enough to provide over 1100 responses to the first-ever survey on the state of facilitation.

Check out the 2023 report to find aggregated results from the survey, divided into 7 sections covering everything from demographics and employment, to challenges and tools.

You’ll also find a collection of key takeaways, information and insightful commentary by workshop design and delivery experts from around the world and see why they think that facilitation is everywhere and yet it hasn’t reached the recognition it needs.

The State of Facilitation Survey and Report is an initiative of SessionLab — a better way to design workshops.

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