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, EME
  • Michelle Rush, Oceania

All IAF members were 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 completed a Candidate Information Form which was submitted with a current résumé or curriculum vitae, to the Nominations Committee, along with references.

Election 2018

  • The election will take place online from Oct 8-17.
  •  The results of the Election will be published on Oct 22.
  •  The term starts January 1, 2019 completed on Dec 31, 2020.
  • Our congratulations go to all members who were nominated.

Slate of Directors up for Election in 2018

  • Treasurer: Julia Donohue, Australia or Steve Lloyd, UK
  • Director of Professional Development: Gerardo de Luzenberger, Italy or Gary Rush, USA
  • Director of Membership and Chapters: Gary Austin, UK or Materne Bossou, Togo
  • Regional Director for Africa: Kofi Kumodzi, Togo
  • Regional Director for Oceania: Sharon Honner, Australia
  • Regional Director for United States of America: Jonathan Bell, USA
  • Regional Director for Asia (one year term): Jerlyn Tang Hwee Leng, Singapore or Farah Shahed, India
  • Regional Director for Europe and Middle East (one year term): Celeste Brito, Portugal

Candidate List and Statements in detail can be downloaded 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.