Governance

The governing body of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) is a global Board of Directors. Each Director is elected by fellow IAF members and serves on the Board in a voluntary capacity. The Board establishes and oversees the Association’s operational and strategic plans, on behalf of the membership and in service to the profession of facilitation.

 

The 2017 Board of Directors includes:

Trevor Durnford
Chair
Gothenburg, Sweden

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Mara Svenne
Vice Chair
Toronto, Canada

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Tony Nash
Treasurer
Ottawa, Canada

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Keith Ryall
Secretary
Melbourne, Australia

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Mia Liljeberg
Director of Communications and Publications
Hasselby, Sweden

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Jeffer London
Director of Marketing and Partnerships
Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium

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Dirk Wouters
Director of Memberships and Chapters
Leuven, Belgium

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Cameron Fraser
Director of Professional Development
Ottawa, Canada

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Hector Villarreal
Director of Conferences
Dominican Republic

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John Cornwell
Regional Director for Africa
Nairobi, Kenya

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Vinay Kumar
Regional Director for Asia
Bangalore, India

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Rosanna von Sacken
Regional Director for Canada
Coquitlam (Metro Vancouver), British Columbia, Canada

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Mirjami Sipponen-Damonte
Regional Director for Europe & the Middle East
Espoo, Finland

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Gillian Chambers
Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean
Kingston, Jamaica

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Sharon Honner
Regional Director for Oceania
Kent Town, Australia

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Donald Kerper
Regional Director for United States of America
Wisconsin, United States

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Strategic Priorities 

In August 2013, the Board of Directors appoved the following strategic priorities to guide the work of the Association. 

1) Welcome all those who facilitate, for the good of others, wherever and however they do it.

2) Promote facilitation by demonstrating the value to clients, organizations, communities and groups.

3) Build a body of knowledge, through research, knowledge transfer and exchange and by documenting international stories about the value and power of professional facilitation.

4) Provide a variety of forums for mutual support, improving practice and exchange of ideas globally and across various means and platforms.

5) Provide rigorous professional accreditation services for our members by sustaining and expanding the IAF Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) and creating new accreditations.

6) Endorse facilitation training programs which promote the IAF core competencies.

7) Building our profession by increasing our membership in all regions of the world.

8) Uphold our Statement of Values and Code of Ethics.

Legal Structure

The IAF exists as both a tax-exempt organisation and a non-profit corporation.

The Association is incorporated in the United States, in the state of Minnesota and must comply with Minnesota state statutes regarding corporations.

Click here to view the IAF's Articles of Incorporation.

The IAF is exempt from paying federal and state corporate taxes in the United States because of its 501(c)(6) status with the U.S. Internal Revenue Agency. To comply and maintain its status, the Association files documentation with the U.S. Internal Revenue Agency, namely the 990 Form. This is a public document.

Click here to view the IAF's 2013 990 Form.

 

 

 

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