Facilitators Network Singapore (FNS), a social enterprise, was formed as an informal network of facilitators in 2003 by Janice Lua and Prabu Naidu with the mission of promoting and supporting the art and practice of professional facilitation in Singapore and the region through methods exchange, collegial networking and support services. The network started with 30 people and has since expanded rapidly to a virtual social network group of about 2300 from Singapore and the region. FNS does not collect membership fee from its network of members. As a social enterprise, FNS operates with the agility of a private enterprise with a non-profiteering intent, managed by a non-remunerated volunteer team. Trained Facilitators from FNS volunteer their services to Voluntary Welfare and Not-For-Profit Organisations. FNS organises regular learning and development activities for local and regional networks of facilitators. Affiliated with the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) and the International Institute for Facilitation (INIFAC), FNS encourages and supports professional certification of facilitators by the IAF & INIFAC.
Group Process Facilitation is a rapidly expanding worldwide profession that plays a vital role in the workings of business, government and communities across the globe. There is a growing demand for people who can help groups build consensus, maximize participation and move toward action.