Elections to the Board

About the Board FR

The Board of Directors is the leadership body of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF). Directors serve in a voluntary capacity and oversee the Association's operations and strategic initiatives. The key responsibilities and duties are explained in the general role description for all Directors. 

The Board consists of 16 members, whose two year terms are staggered so that approximately half of the Board positions come to term each year.

Nomination Procedures

Each year, a Nominations Commitee of IAF members oversees the elections to the Board.

The 2016 Nominations Committee includes:

  • Bill Staples, IAF Hall of Fame, Chair of the Committee
  • Ronit Andorn-Broza, Canada
  • Giuseppe Totino, EMENA
  • Kofi Kumodzi, Africa
  • Michelle Rush, Oceania
  • Jonathan Bell, United States 

All IAF members are invited to nominate themselves or other members to stand as candidates. As a volunteer-led Association, our success depends on the time and energy given of our members. 

Candidates complete a Candidate Information Form, which is submitted with a current résumé or curriculum vitae, to the Nominations Committee. 

Elections 2016

  • Nominations closed on 23 September.
  • The election took place online from Oct 17-23, 2016 during International Facilitation Week.
  • The results of the 2016 Elections were published on 1 November.


Election Results 2016

The following candidates were elected in this year's election to the Board of Directors: 

Read the full announcement. 

The Elections Process

Directors are elected by the Association's membership by means of an electronic vote. All members in good standing will receive an email with a unique link to the elections platform around mid-November. 

The process will adhere to the policies and procedures described in the IAF Bylaws.

For more information about this year's nominations or elections, please contact the 2016 Nominations Committee at elections2016@iaf-world.org.