The IAF Oceania region includes Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and a number of other Pacific Island nations. The region has over a hundred IAF members and one chapter in the Australian state of Victoria.

Sharon Honner was appointed as the Regional Director in January 2017.

The Regional Committe is focusing on the following priorities in 2017:

  • piloting a new mentoring program
  • expanding opportunities for professional development in the region through the use of online channels such as webinars and YouTube micro learning videos
  • supporting face-to-face networking and professional development events across the region
  • establishing an online book club.

For information on IAF Oceania contact Sharon Honner, Regional Director for Oceania.

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IAF Oceania Regional Committee

Upcoming events


Webinar: Becoming a CPF with the IAF with Rhonda Tranks, CPF and Dave Rees, CPF
Wednesday 24 January 2018, 6:00pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)

Victoria Chapter networking and professional development event with Dr Andrew Rixon on the The Power of Story in Facilitation
Tuesday 30 January 2018, 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Webinar: Neuroscience of conversations with Sharon Honner, CPF
Wednesday 21 February 2018, 6:00pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)

Martin Gilbraith, Rhonda Tranks and Nick Housego in Canberra 2017

Martin Gilbraith, CPF enjoying the view in Canberra with Rhonda Tranks, CPF and Nick Housego, CPF




Becoming a CPF


The IAF Certified™ Professional Facilitator (CPF) is the professional designation for facilitators who wish to demonstrate their knowledge and experience in facilitation by being benchmarked against the IAF core competencies.

Since the first Oceania CPF assessment was held in Sydney in 2007, some 40 IAF members have successfully completed an assessment in the region.

The next Oceania CPF assessment event will be held on 21-22 May 2018. Applications close on 15 February 2018.

To find out more about becoming a CPF:

  • join a webinar on Wednesday 24 January 2018 at 6:00pm Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne time, or
  • contact Sharon Honner, Regional Director for Oceania.

Noel Tan, CPF and IAF Chair (top left) and Cameron Fraser, CPF and Director Professional Development (bottom right) with IAF members at the IAF Oceania 2016 Pushing the boundaries conference who have become CPFs since 2013