Latest news & events

The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) is active throughout the year with initiatives, events and other activities that promote the power of facilitation worldwide. 

IAF Update November 2016

• Tell your friends: Special gift for new and renewing IAF members! (Read More)
• In brief | Links we like | New publications

Links we like
• The first violin is not the best conductor. Pieter Daelman on facilitating brainstorms.
• How do you build and maintain your professional knowledge re Facilitation (conversation on IAF LinkedIn India Group)
• Americans listen. A project dedicated to building the capacity for people to hear divergent views.  
New publications in IAF’s Knowledge Centre
• Book: FoCuSeD™ Strategic Planning (Gary Rush, CPF)
• Book: Team Energizers: 50 Practical Team Activities (Kristin Arnold)
• Book: Drawn Together Through Visual Practice (Jennifer Shepherd)
• Book: Ordinary Meetings DON'T Interest Me! What Is Facilitation? (Creative Group Leadership Book) (Volume 1) (Iwona Polowy)

• IAF board elections 2016: election results (Read More)
• Calendar: Upcoming conferences and CPF assessments (Read More)

IAF Update October 2016

  • International Facilitation Week 2016 (Read More)
  • Chair's Corner: Looking Back and Drawing on our Salient Past (Read More)
  • Regions, Chapters & Member News
    Congratulations to IAF members in Rwanda who have set up the newest chapter in the IAF family. There are now 45 members in the Africa region and 2 chapters... ever-growing!
  • Governance: Elections and Online AGM (Read More)
  • Contribute! Volunteer for the IAF (Read More)
  • Calendar of Events (Read More)
  • The IAF Office is Moving

    We will be moving to new offices effective October 10th. We are moving a few blocks east of Yonge, within steps from the Toronto downtown core. The IAF team is looking forward to offering you our professional, expert and friendly service at our new address.
    What does this mean for the you? In the coming days, we will be updating our website with the changes, redirecting physical mail to our new address and updating renewal reminders and invoices. Please be sure that any future mailings be directed to our new address. The IAF email addresses and phone number(s) will remain exactly the same.

    As of October 10th, our new address will be:

    International Association of Facilitators
    411 Richmond Street East, Suite 200
    Toronto, Ontario Canada M5A 3S5

    Please update your address books to avoid any lost mail. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the IAF at

IAF Update September 2016

IAF Update August 2016

IAF Global Flipchart: Facilitation Worldwide

IAF Update June 2016

IAF Global Flipchart: Innovation in Facilitation

IAF Update April 2016

IAF Update March 2016

IAF Update February 2016



2016 IAF Facilitation Impact Awards

The IAF Facilitation Impact Awards are the most prestigious international awards honouring excellence in facilitation and its positive, measurable impact on organizations around the world.

A total of 20 submissions achieved the targeted points required for an award level, resulting in 1 platinum awards, 9 gold awards, and 10 silver awards. 2 of the awardees were large businesses, 3 were small businesses, 7 were governmental organizations, and 8 were not-for-profit organizations.


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: IAF North American & Caribbean Conference 2016

The 2016 IAF North American & Caribbean Conference (IAFNAC 2016) is seeking innovative and creative workshop proposals that will increase both personal and professional understanding of facilitation. All proposals should be received by November 21st 2015 via the online submission process.


The IAF is pleased to induct the following people into its Hall of Fame

  • John Butcher (Canada)
  • Malin Moren (Europe, Middle East & North Africa)
  • Larry Philbrook (Asia)
  • Rhonda Tanks (Oceania)
  • Sunny Walker (USA)

Click here for the full announcement. 


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IAF Certified Professional Facilitators (CPFs) have undertaken a rigorous peer review of their experience and demonstrated skills around the IAF’s core competencies.