July 2016 |
IAF Board elections
IAF Board elections are just around the corner. There will be 6 or 7 Board positions up for election this October including:
- Membership and Chapter Director;
- Professional Development Director;
- Africa Director;
- USA Director; and
- Oceania Director.
The Nominations Committee will be accepting nominations in August. The election will be held during International Facilitation Week in October. Please look for more information in the August membership update or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
International Facilitation Week 2016
International Facilitation Week is being celebrated this year from 17 to 23 October 2016. We are suggesting a host of events that every chapter can undertake in their location. To coordinate efforts towards an amazing week "to promote the power of facilitation", we would like the Chapter Leads to volunteer themselves or one of their members to be part of the celebration team for smother communication. Please let Ajit Kamath email@example.com (or firstname.lastname@example.org) know who is your nominee.
Upcoming IAF Conferences
Thursday, September 1, 2016 to Sunday, September 4, 2016
In a time of rapid change, the wisdom of the original people rings true. Look at the mountains, the valleys and the sea, from each we find different approaches, different beliefs and different gifts. To thrive in these times, we need to support each other to build strong communities and networks to move forward. We meet in Hualien to celebrate our diversity and our unity. More information
The urge for facilitative leadership in the Netherlands
Friday, October 7, 2016 to Sunday, October 9, 2016
Listen, can you hear our call? Calling all interested in expanding the field of facilitative leadership. Share (y)our learning at the 2016 EMENA Conference, "The Urge for Facilitative Leadership". October 7th - 9th, Utrecht/Soesterberg. The Netherlands. Keywords: Competence, Relatedness and Autonomy. More information
Opportunities for participatory growth in Africa and beyond
Friday, October 21, 2016 to Saturday, October 22, 2016
The IAF Kenya Chapter, in partnership with Chemi Chemi ya Ukweli, will be holding a two-day facilitation conference on 21-22 October 2016. The theme of the conference is "How will we create opportunities for participatory growth in Africa and beyond?" The conference will take place at Tangaza University College in Nairobi, Kenya. More information
IAF Sweden Facilitation Conference: Crossroads - Facilitating in a new era
Thursday, November 10 to Friday, November 11, 2016
Welcome to the IAF Sweden Facilitation Conference in Gothenburg. This is a great opportunity to meet colleagues from other companies and organizations for inspiration, learning new tools and exchange experiences and ideas. Our ambition is to enable everyone to create and lead meetings that motivate, engage and provide concrete results. More information
In Memoriam: Audrey Goh
IAF member Theresa Ratnam Thong writes: On 15 June we received the sad news of the passing of Ms Audrey Goh from Malaysia. She was an IAF Member, active in the Facilitators Network Services Malaysia when it was formed in mid 2000's. She had assisted with the organizing of the IAF Asia Conferences when they were held in Malaysia and Singapore. Ms Audrey Goh had contributed quite a bit to the growth of facilitation and training locally. She has also assisted in Women's Projects etc. She succumbed to cancer recently and went for her first chemo session last Tuesday. She will be dearly missed in our Community of Practice.