Elections to the Board

About the Board 

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. Directors elected in October will begin their terms in January 2019.

Nomination Procedures

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

The 2018 Nominations Committee includes:

  • Bill Staples, IAF Hall of Fame, Chair of the Committee
  • Ronit Andorn-Broza, Canada
  • Giuseppe Totino, EMENA
  • 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 2018

  • Nominations will be open from Aug 31-Sep 14.
  • The election will take place online from Oct 8-17.  
  • The results of the 2018 Elections will be published on Oct 22.

Slate of Directors up for Election in 2018

  • Treasurer
  • Director of Professional Development
  • Director of Membership and Chapters
  • Regional Director for Africa 
  • Regional Director for Oceania
  • Regional Director for United States of America
  • Regional Director for Asia (one year term)
  • Regional Director for Europe Middle East and North Africa (one year term)

Descriptions of the specific roles of the above directors can be  downloaded from here. 

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 early October. 

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 2018 Nominations Committee at elections2018@iaf-world.org.