Vision, mission & values

Our Vision

Our vision is to see professional facilitation used throughout the world to address the challenges faced by people in their groups, organizations and communities.

Our Mission

Our mission is to grow the community of practice for all those who facilitate, establish internationally accepted professional standards, build credibility and promote the value of facilitation around the world.

Our Value Proposition

The International Association of Facilitators is a worldwide community of facilitators promoting excellence in the use of professional group process facilitation to create engagement and impact.

We enable our members to thrive by growing their skills, their network and their career.

We are a home for anyone who wants to learn about facilitation and for those who make facilitation their profession. Together, we set the internationally accepted standards for facilitation and promote the power of facilitation.

Our Values

  • Inclusivity
  • Openness
  • Global Perspective
  • Professionalism
  • Leadership
  • Excellence

We are an inclusive organisation with members from all walks of life and different ethnic backgrounds. We are open to different views, perspectives and approaches to facilitation, with a focus on process facilitation.

Our members ensure we have a global perspective on how we facilitate. How we operate is grounded in professionalism. As facilitators, we are leaders in our field and strive for excellence in everything that we do.

Our Charter

Please read the IAF Charter here. 



Join the IAF

The world needs more great facilitators. Our members form a global network of mutual learning, networking and fun. Learn about the benefits of membership.

A Facilitator's Code of Ethics

Members of the International Association of Facilitators are committed to using Statement of Values and Code of Ethics to guide their professional practice.

Learn about the CPF

IAF Certified™Professional Facilitators (CPFs) have undertaken a rigorous peer review of their experience and demonstrated skills around the IAF Core Competencies.

IAF Core Competencies

There are six competencies that form the basic set of skills, knowledge, and behaviours of effective facilitation.

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A Facilitator's Code of Ethics
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IAF Core Competencies