Elections to the Board

About the Board


A Board of Directors governs the International Association of Facilitators (IAF).

  • Directors are elected by IAF members and serve on the Board as volunteers.
  • The Board selects a director to be the Vice Chair and Chair.  

Directors are elected for a two-year term and around half the positions on the Board come to term each year.

Elections are usually held in August or September. Elected directors start their term on 1 January.

Nominating Committee 


As set out in the IAF Bylaws, a Nominating Committee of IAF members manages the nomination and election process.

The Nominating Committee:

  • reviews each nomination received against the criteria
  • confirms the slate of candidates for the election
  • invites all members in good standing to vote using a unique link to an online election platform
  • manages the voting process
  • announces the results.

Nominations are open 


The following positions are up for election for a two-year term starting on 1 January 2025:

  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Director of Professional Development
  • Director of Conferences and Global Events
  • Regional Director for Africa
  • Regional Director for Europe and the Middle East
  • Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Regional Director for Oceania. 

See the Board of Directors role statement for information on the roles and criteria.

Any IAF member in good standing who meets the essential criteria may nominate themselves for a position. 

To nominate for a position:

  1. Download the nomination form.
  2. Email your completed form and career resume to office@iaf-world.org by Sunday 21 July 2024.

If you have questions about nominating, contact Rebecca Sutherns at vice.chair@iaf-world.org

The elections will be held in early September 2024.

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