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.

Nominations for the 2020 awards have closed

Thank you to all the organisations and facilitators who nominated this year.

See Facilitation Impact Award Guidelines for criteria.





2020 awardees

Congratulations to all the organisations and facilitators who have been recognised for demonstrating the power of facilitation worldwide in 2020.

To honour the achievements of awardees, we are hosting a Facilitation Impact Awards ceremony online on Monday 26 October 2020.

  • We will announce the level of each award (silver, gold or platinum) at the ceremony and hope you will join us.
  • Registration details will be available soon.
  • Project summaries for each award will be available here after the ceremony.

Administration of the Governor of St. Petersburg, Russia
Igor Murashev, Deputy Chairman Committee for Public Service and Personnel Policy
Facilitators: Andrei Kolesnikov, CPF, Svetlana Kharchenko, Arina Dolenko and Natalia Medvedeva

Alvaro Quintana, Mexico
Alvaro Quintana, CEO
Facilitator: Chris Steely

Arlington County School Board, United States
Linda M. Erdos, Assistant Superintendent, Retired
Facilitator: Sian Madden, CPF

Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, United States
Elizabeth Cromwell, President and CEO
Facilitators: Sarah L. Collie, Mary Brackett and Reid Thompson

Child Neurology Foundation, United States
Amy Brin, Executive Director/CEO
Facilitator: Paul Cooper, CPF

Coloplast Wound & Skin Care, Denmark
Christoffer Hoffman, Senior Manager Sales Excellence and Customer Engagement
Facilitators: Kimberly Bain, CPF Master and Mark Bain

Fingo - Finnish Development NGOs, Finland
Rilli Lappalainen, Founder and Chair of Bridge 47
Facilitator: Camilla Gordon

Kingsway Mall, Canada
Susan Lovie, General Manager
Facilitators: Tamara Eberle, CPF Master, Shawna Eberle and Susan Lovie

Luc Hoffmann Institute, United Kingdom
Melanie Ryan, Head of Programme
Facilitators: Gillian Martin Mehers, CPF Master and Randall Krantz

Pôle emploi – Le LAB national, France
Loïc Remaud, Head of the national LAB of Pôle emploi
Facilitator: Sébastien Massin

Pôle emploi Ile de France, France
Marie Jost, Director of the Pôle emploi IDF Lab
Facilitators: Zacharie Sanfo, Claire Blestel, Philippe Deron, Sebastien Cadiou, Virginie Leblanc, Marie Saillier and Patricia Bietry

Regione Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Sabrina Franceschini, Executive Area Manager Communication of Citizenship
Facilitators: Paolo Martinez, CPF, Andrea Panzavolta, Ana Maria Solis, Teresa Sblendorio, Sabrina Franceschini, Stefania Bertolini, Marcella Isola, Manuela Capelli and Patrizia Ercoli

Roche, Sweden
Pär Skoglund Finquist, Coach
Facilitators: Elena Wallen Björkenäng, CPF, Christian Feinberg, Michaela Juhlin, Alexandra Wennerholm and Peter Håman

Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar, India
Rtn. Manoj Agarwal, President
Facilitator: Sanjay Dugar, CPF

The Citizens’ Assembly of Ankara, Turkey
Halil İbrahim Yilmaz, Head of Citizens Assembly of Ankara
Facilitator: Prof. Dr. Savaş Zafer Şahin

The Corporate University of Russian Railways, Russia
Roman Baskin, Director
Facilitators: Alexander Korkin, Konstantin Buyanin, Olga Golovanova, Inna Dytskova, Daria Efimova, Ekaterina Zhdanova, Artem Korol, Natalia Manko, Elena Mikhailova, Marina Radzhabova, Vera Sedova, Alena Kharitonova, Svetlana Charishkina, Yulia Shakhmatova and Dobrin Grebchev

Western Lane Fire & EMS Authority, United States
Lori Severance, CST-MCR Program Coordinator
Facilitator: Kathy Smith


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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.

If you would like to volunteer, email FIA@iaf-world.org 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.