This month, we have news from India, China, Africa, Sweden, Japan and Canada.
News and updates
The IAF Nominating Committee would like to announce the results of the election and the new IAF board members. The candidates officially voted in are:
Secretary: Keith Ryall
Director of Communications: Mia Liljeberg
Director of Conferences and Events: Héctor Alejandro Villarreal Lozoya
October is a buzzing month for us - we’ve got International Facilitation Week, Board elections, and the IAF EME Conference in Paris.
This gives us ample opportunity to change minds and raise awareness of the power of facilitation around the world. Let’s light up our social media worlds with reflections and insights on the theme of Diversity of Facilitation: Evolve, Expand and Empower, using the hashtags #facweek & #ifw2017
It's now time for nominations to be received for the IAF Board of Directors!
You can nominate yourself. You can nominate someone else with their permission.
The following positions are being called for:
International Facilitation Week (IFW) happens during the 3rd week of October. This year, it will land on 16-22 October. The intent of IFW is to promote the power of facilitation worldwide, encourage networking and sharing the positive impacts of facilitation. Individual facilitators, IAF Chapters or Regions can celebrate IFW in any way, shape or form as they choose.
It's that time again! Nominations are now open for 2017 inductees into the IAF Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame (HoF) celebrates members whose contribution to the field of facilitation and the IAF is extraordinary.
Criteria for nominations
Nominees must have:
- been an IAF member for at least 8 years
- made a significant contribution to the field of facilitation
- shown a high level of dedication to the IAF.
‘Significant contribution’ means the person has advanced the field of facilitation by:
Organisations in Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, India, the Netherlands and the USA have been honoured with awards for effective use of professional facilitation in driving change.
The 2017 Facilitation Impact Awards were formally announced today by Mr Noel Tan, Board Chair of the International Association of Facilitators, the world’s premier association of professional facilitators with members in more than 65 countries.
Later this month, we'll be inviting nominations for IAF members to serve on the IAF Board in 2017-2018. We're looking for candidates for the following global positions:
- Director of Marketing and Partnerships
- Director of Conferences and Events
- Director of Communications.
New Regional Directors will be elected for Asia, Canada, Latin America and Europe & Middle East.
Ever wondered what it’s like on the IAF Board? We asked Mara Svenne to share her perspective.
We’re making some changes to how we run our conferences so that they’re more economically viable. Financial prudence, resource stewardship and risk management are key principles the Board applies in its decision-making.
One of the key focus areas of the current IAF Board is strong finances, broken down into three areas:
New Director of Conferences
Congratulations to Hector Villarreal who has been appointed the new IAF Director of Conferences!
Elections on the horizon
Ever thought about becoming an IAF board member? Well, now’s the time - in a few weeks’ time, we’ll be asking for nominations for the positions up for election: