Facilitation Impact Awards

Recognising the power of facilitation


If you’ve seen an organisation make a positive and measurable impact using facilitation, we want to hear your story  

As the leading professional association for facilitators, we understand how stories like yours can illustrate the power of facilitation.

The Facilitation Impact Awards honour organisations that have used facilitation to achieve a measurable positive impact using facilitation.

They are also a great way for people everywhere to learn from the facilitators who make that impact possible.


The nomination process



    The awards are open to organisations that have benefited from using facilitation rather than firms or individuals who provide facilitation services. Facilitators are included in the organisation's nomination.

    A representative of the organisation or a facilitator involved in the project may submit a nomination.

    To be eligible for an award:

    • the organisation must be a recognised entity under the laws of its country
    • at least one facilitated event must have been held within 24 months of the closing date for nominations
    • the organisation must not have received a Facilitation Impact Award for any of the facilitated events included in the nomination
    • any applicable nomination fee must have been paid.

    An area within the organisation—for example, a division, branch or section—may only submit one nomination in a nomination period.

    IAF Board of Directors, FIA team members and evaluators are not eligible for an award and must not be included in a nomination.


    IAF members evaluate nominations using the following criteria:

    1. The quantified results demonstrate the objectives were met (25 points).
    2. The qualitative results indicate the objectives were met (15 points).
    3. The project impacted a substantial part of the organisation (15 points).
    4. Facilitation was an integral part of the project (8 points).
    5. The practice of facilitation was aligned with the IAF Core Competencies (27 points).
    6. The nominated organisation recognises the power of facilitation (4 points).
    7. A facilitator who had a significant involvement in the project is an IAF member (3 points).
    8. A facilitator who had a significant involvement in the project holds an IAF credential (3 points).

    Nominations that receive 70 points or more receive an award:

    • 70 to 79 points Silver Award
    • 80 to 89 points Gold Award
    • 90 to 100 points Platinum Award.

    The score given to a nomination is final and not subject to appeal.

    See Facilitation Impact Awards Governance Policy for information on how we govern the awards. 


    Nominations for the 2024 awards are open 


    Nominations close on Sunday, 7 July 2024, at 23:00 UTC.

    Start your nomination now

    Read our tips for telling your facilitation impact story.

    See the online nomination form PDF for the information you need to nominate and the scoring framework. 

    Pay the non-refundable US$200 nomination fee online when you submit your nomination. 
    No nomination fee is payable if an IAF member was involved in the project and included in the nomination.

    Join us for an information session on Wednesday, 29 May 2024, from 12:00 to 13:00 UTC to explore your questions about nominating.

    Register now


    2023 awardees


    Congratulations to our 2023 awardees. Visit our 2023 Awardees Gallery to find out how they used facilitation to have a positive and measurable impact on the challenges they faced.


    Take an inspirational tour of our past awardees
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    Meet our past awardees on our social media: @iafacilitators #FacilitationHasImpact

    For more information, contact fia@iaf-world.org