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.

Nominate for an award

Nominations for the 2018 Facilitation Impact Awards are now open.

To nominate, prepare a submission and email it to FIA@iaf-world.org by 11pm Sunday 24 June 2018 (GMT).

See Facilitation Impact Awards Guidelines for award criteria.

Information session

To view a recording of the information session held with 2017 Gold Awardee Pepijn Nicolas click here.

To view presentation slides used during the session click here.



2017 awards

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

Click here to 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

Being an evaluator is an opportunity for you to support a global community of practice and learn more about how organisations and facilitators use facilitation and the IAF core competencies.

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

Evaluators need to be available:

  • 11-17 June to complete a 90-minute online training session (in English) —session times will be confirmed in early May
  • 25 June to 1 July to evaluate submissions—you can evaluate submissions any time that suits you during this period
  • 2-15 July to discuss scores with other evaluators—this step is only necessary if there is a wide spread in the scores each facilitator has given a submission.

If you would like to volunteer, email FIA@iaf-world.org by Sunday 10 June 2018 and let us know which languages (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese) you can evaluate in.

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

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