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International Association of Facilitators Informational Presentation

  1. 1. Welcome to our informational presentation on the International Association of Facilitators
  2. 2. What is FacilitationGroup facilitation is a process in which a person whose selection is acceptable to all the members of the group, who is substantivelyneutral, and who has no substantive decision– making authority diagnoses and intervenes to help a group improve how it identifies and solves problems and makes decisions, to increase the group’s effectiveness.
  3. 3. Who we areWe are the people who make the definition work
  4. 4. Who we are:Members come from all walks of life:  Corporate sector in-house staff  Public sector facilitators in-house staff  Independent Consultants and Facilitators  Non-Profit staff  Education sector
  5. 5. Where we are:The IAF is divided into seven regions Africa Asia Canada Europe Latin America and the Caribbean Oceania The United States
  6. 6. Where we are:Our 1200 members represent each region and each region elects a director to the Board of the IAF We are truly a worldwide organization
  7. 7. Our Mission Statement:The mission of the IAF is to promote, support and advance the art and practice of professional facilitation
  8. 8. Our Values:Inclusiveness - Including the full spectrum of personal, professional andcultural diversity in our membership and in the field of facilitationGlobal Scope - Connecting and serving facilitators locally, nationally andinternationallyParticipation - Advocating participative methodologies that generateownership of decisions and actionsCelebration - Celebrating life through spirit filled quality interchange,activities and eventsInnovative Form - Modeling a participative and flexible organizationalstructure that promotes growth, change and learningSocial Responsibility - Supporting socially responsible change withinprivate, public and voluntary organizations
  9. 9. Our Vision is to:Be a leading influence in the art and mastery offacilitationBe a worldwide connection between diverse membersand partnersProvide ongoing global exchange of facilitationexpertise
  10. 10. Our Vision is to:Be the premier provider of resources in support of theprofessional facilitatorBe a strong, evolving organization focused oninclusive and participatory practicesProvide relevant information grounded in appliedresearch to meet customer needs and respond to socialtrends
  11. 11. How we communicate:Our Global Flipchart newsletter sets a world standardin member communicationsMany IAF regions have their own additional newsletterMembers are contacted by email with news andmembership itemsInformation is available on our websiteRegional Directors communicate directly withmembers in their regionsOur LinkedIn forums encourage lively discussions
  12. 12. Our StructureThe IAF is a registered organization in the UnitedStates of AmericaThe IAF is governed by an elected Board of Directorswho volunteer their time to the organizationEach Region elects a director for a two-year termEach Region may also have local chapters
  13. 13. 2012 – 2013 Board of Directors
  14. 14. Benefits of MembershipAccess to IAF materials online such as“Facilitation 101”Access to the Methods Data BaseIAF JournalMonthly comprehensive newsletter, TheGlobal FlipchartDiscounted Conference RatesAccess to the CPF Program and certification
  15. 15. Benefits of MembershipAccess to the Find a Facilitator feature on theIAF websiteAccess to local chapters (where available)Permission to advertise with the IAF logoAccess to your peers in networks like LinkedInOpportunity to stay current with facilitationmethods and techniques
  16. 16. The Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF)The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) hasmet the need for standards in facilitator certification. In1990, an international team of IAF members identifiedthe core competencies required to facilitate groupinteraction. This teams efforts resulted in the IAFcompetency model and assessment process.
  17. 17. The Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF)The assessment process is based on rigorous peerreview of knowledge, experience and demonstration ofskills. The IAF Certified™ Professional Facilitatordesignation indicates attainment of these corecompetencies. The professional facilitator designationoffers clients an assurance that those who are certifiedare qualified to design and provide basic groupfacilitation services.
  18. 18. IAF and Social MediaFind and Follow us on: Facebook LinkedIn Our YouTube Channel Twitter @IAFacilitators Our website
  19. 19. Thank You