Facilitation Impact Awards

Honouring excellence in facilitation 

As a professional association with members in more than 65 countries, the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) is well placed to recognise the power of facilitation worldwide. For more than 20 years we have been strong advocates for the power of facilitation in helping organisations to address challenges and achieve results.

The Facilitation Impact Awards (FIA) honours organisations that have used facilitation to achieve a measurable and positive impact as well as the facilitator(s) who worked with them.

Information sessions

If you would like to find out more about nominating for an award, join us for an information session:

Session 1: Tuesday 30 May 2017, 18:00 to 19:00 (GMT+2)

Central European Summer Time
Christina Hogan, a Platinum Awardee, will be joining us. To join the meeting click https://zoom.us/j/576712218

Session 2: Thursday 1 June 2017, 18:00 to 19:00 (GMT-6)

Mountain Daylight Time
David Plouffe, a Platinum Awardee, will be joining us. To to join the meeting click https://zoom.us/j/560910394

Session 3: Tuesday 6 June 2017 from 18:30 to 19:30 (GMT-5)

Eastern Standard Time
Session will be in Spanish. To join the meeting click https://zoom.us/j/788187218

No need to register but places are limited. Please:

  • join the meeting 5 minutes before the start time to test your connection using any type of internet enabled device, it will not be possible to dial in via telephone
  • download the Facilitation Impact Award Guidelines (below) before the meeting.

You can join a test meeting at any time to check your device and internet connection, just click https://zoom.us/test

Nominate for the 2017 Awards

Nominations are now open.

See Facilitation Impact Awards Guidelines for criteria.

To nominate, email your completed submission form to FIA@iaf-world.org by 11pm Sunday 9 July 2017 (GMT).


Past awardees

Congratulations to all the organisations and facilitators who have been recognised for demonstrating the power of facilitation worldwide.

Find out how they used facilitation to have a positive impact on the challenges they faced.

View past awardees  2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013


IAF volunteer evaluators

We are looking for IAF members to evaluate submissions in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

Being an evaluator is an opportunity for you to support a global  community of practice and learn more about facilitation and how to prepare award submissions.

You can evaluate submissions any time that suits you during 11-24 July 2017. A webinar training session on how-to evaluate submissions will be held in late June.

Evaluators may be nominated in a submission but they are not allowed to evaluate submissions in which they are named.

If you would like to volunteer, email FIA@iaf-world.org by 20 June 2017 with details of your IAF region and the languages you can evaluate in.

The Facilitation Impact Awards Governance Policy includes information on probity requirements for the awards.