Happy New Year to you all!
On behalf of my board colleagues, we hope that 2019 is the best yet for you and that your facilitation goes from strength to strength.
It has been a busy few months in the Africa region with several significant achievements
The Africa Facilitation Conference 2018 took place in Mombasa, Kenya from October 17-20. A short report is now available and will be on the website soon. Next year’s Conference will take place in Lomé, Togo with dates to be confirmed.
Growth in Membership and Chapters
The region has seen phenomenal growth this year and we currently have around 80 members from 17 countries in all sub-regions of the continent, as well as five chapters (in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda) with several other potential new ones in the coming months.
Development of Africa Leadership Team
Organisations in Canada, China, Denmark, Sweden, Togo, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States were honoured in the 2018 Facilitation Impact Awards.
The Facilitation Impact Awards are the world’s most prestigious international awards honouring excellence in facilitation and its positive, measurable impact on organisations everywhere.
Serving at the IAF Board has been a place to learn, to grow and to give back to the community.
Well, the first 6 months of this year have literally flown past. It seems like just yesterday the IAF board had its meeting in London to plan the year ahead and here we are well past the half way mark of 2018. It’s at this time of year our attention turns to appointing new board members who will step into their role in 2019.
I know there is real talent in our membership who would make great board members so, if that’s you, here’s why I would really encourage you to give your nomination some serious thought.
By Tony Nash, IAF Treasurer, CPF
Treasurer’s report for the year ended 31 December 2017.
The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) is solvent with cash and reserves in excess of US$150,000.00.
Financially, 2017 was another challenging year for the IAF. Total income before expenses for the year was US$533,925.49. Expenses after adjustments were $535,727.05, resulting in a small net deficit of $1,801.56.
Several factors contributed to this result: