Elections to the Board

About the Board

A Board of Directors governs the International Association of Facilitators (IAF).

  • Directors are elected by IAF members and serve on the Board as volunteers.
  • The Board selects a director to be the Vice Chair and Chair.  

Directors are elected for a two-year term and around half the positions on the Board come to term each year.

Elections are usually held in August and elected directors start their term on January 1.


As set out in the IAF Bylaws, a Nominating Committee of IAF members oversees the election process.

When the call for nominations opens, any IAF member in good standing who meets the essential criteria for a position may nominate themselves as a candidate.

The Nominating Committee:

  • reviews each nomination received against the essential criteria for that position
  • confirms the slate of candidates for the election
  • invites all members in good standing to vote using a unique link to an online election platform
  • manages the voting process.

2024 elections 

The following positions are up for election for a two-year term starting on 1 January 2025:

  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Director of Professional Development
  • Director of Conferences and Global Events
  • Regional Director for Africa
  • Regional Director for Europe and the Middle East
  • Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Regional Director for Oceania. 

Information on nominating yourself as a candidate will be available here soon.

To learn more about being a director or nominating, join us for an information session on Tuesday 18 June from 12:00 to 13:00 UTC.