Latin America & Caribbean Region - Chapters in:



The Latin America and the Caribbean region has members in Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, México, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela (April 2023).

At present, the Association is focused on creating greater awareness of the IAF in the region, strengthening its outreach, offering more of its services in Spanish and Portuguese, as well as promoting membership growth. 

If you are interested in joining activities in the region and in helping to strengthen the IAF in the region, please contact Hope McNish, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean.

¿Qué es lo que hacen los Facilitadores?

Building awareness of facilitation

Facilitation is creating a space within which people can empower themselves. (IAF Member Dale Hunter)

Part of the IAF's work in Latin America and the Caribbean, and elsewhere in the world, is to build greater awareness and understanding of professional facilitation and its benefits. Here is a short video (courtesy of the Instituto Internacional de Facilitación y Cambio) that helps to answer the question ¿Qué es lo que hacen los Facilitadores? or "What is it that facilitators do?. 

The facilitator’s neutrality is her strength. It enables her to challenge, guide and empower groups in their collaborative thinking. (IAF Member Ulla Wyckoff Tomlinson, CPF)

Find out what is happening in the Region

Find out more about IAF’s activities and communities in Latin America and the Caribbean:

Special Interest Groups (SIGs):

Social Media

Join the conversations on Facebook and Twitter

Join our LinkedIn groups:

For further information contact Hope McNish, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, at


Gillian Chambers and Hector Villarreal

Former Regional Directors, Gillian Chambers, Jamaica, and Héctor Villarreal Lozoya, Mexico, at the 2018 Annual Board Meeting of the IAF.

Conference of the Americas


Save the date for the 2024 IAF Conference of the Americas: April 3-5 in San Diego, California!

We’re excited to announce the theme for the conference is Facilitation Leadership: Connecting and Shaping Tomorrow’s World.

We're calling for proposals for panel discussions, case studies, success stories and presentations aligned with the theme. Preference will be given to interactive or experiential learning sessions.

For more information, visit Conference of the Americas call for proposals on our website.

Proposals are due on 18 December 2023.

Image call for proposals for the Conference of the Americas 2024