On behalf the IAF Board of Directors, I bring you New Year’s greetings to you and yours!
News and updates
The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) is a participatory organisation with members in more than 65 countries. As a professional association we set internationally accepted industry standards, provide accreditation, support a community of practice, advocate and educate on the power of facilitation and embrace the diversity of facilitators.
The IAF membership has reached a record high of over 1,680 members in 45 countries. To celebrate these achievements and to encourage others to join our dynamic, global community of practice, we are launching a month-long membership campaign.
The current growth of the IAF did not happen by accident. Two years ago, the board made a bold decision update the association´s brand, internal “back office” processes and outward-facing communication tools, including the website.
The IAF Nominating Committee would like to announce the results of the election and the new IAF board members. The candidates officially voted in are:
Treasurer: Tony Nash
Director of Memberships and Chapters: Nick Housego
Director of Professional Development: Cameron Fraser
One way in which we celebrate the power of facilitation during International Facilitation Week 2016 is by looking at the future of our profession.
Together with practitioners worldwide, the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) is currently designing a IAF Virtual Technology and Tools Center of Excellence web portal.
As a result of war and instability, migration to Sweden has increased immensely over the last few years. Many different parts of our society are working on how to best welcome and integrate new arrivals and so is the Swedish Chapter of IAF.
This year, the IAF’s annual online annual general assembly (AGM) will take place on Oct 24-27 2016. The interaction over the past two years’ editions have been stimulating and members who participated remarked that the calls were a good way for them:
to experience the ‘International’ aspect of membership; and
to participate in the future of the association with their input.
Many years ago, when I first started my consulting practice, I had Henry Ford’s quote on my website.
“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
It served then to remind me of my role as a process facilitator to help people build effectiveness towards the results they want to see.
We are pleased to present the following Call for Proposals for professional development workshops to be held during the “IAF North America & Caribbean Conference,” May 8-11, 2017, at the Hilton West Palm Beach Hotel, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.