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Certification Momentum Continues to Grow!

  As the number of IAF Certified Professional Facilitators grows, it is becoming increasingly clear that the CPF© credential has a high value from a market viewpoint. CPFs indicate that they are experiencing a very real financial benefit from the CPF credential. 

Maria Birkhead CPF   sees the credential earning her more business.  "The IAF credentials have made such a difference in my approach with clients.  I find myself recommending my services as a facilitator more often and getting more work!"  

Lynda Lieberman Baker CPF   believes that professional certification benefits our profession as a whole.  "There is a very real benefit in the visibility the credential brings to our profession."    

The facilitation competency set is viewed as the central driver for project team collaboration, as indicated by David Spann CPF, MBA Director at  Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.  "I am totally convinced that the competencies required of a CPF are the ones most needed in the corporate collaborative environment, and the ones which will allow project managers the ability to stay in scope, on budget and within pre-set time frames." 

These benefits go straight to the bottom line in organizations where a week’s delay on a project can mean a missed market opportunity.  As a result, the IAF and certification volunteers are seeing a definite increase in interest from public and private entities for certification information, competency models, and certification of training curricula. Momentum is clearly growing, and now is a great time for you to become a part of it!


Congratulations New IAF-CPFs!

Hearty IAF congratulations to our four(4) new IAF-CPFs, certified in Rossum, Netherlands on November 19, 2014

Jan Adam, CPF, Carante Groep  
Bethe Jongejan, CPF, Ministerie van Economische Zaken
Maria Verhees, CPF, Ministerie van Economische Zaken
Femke Vergeest, CPF, P2 projectmanagement

Hearty IAF congratulations to our four(4) new IAF-CPFs, certified in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 2, 2014

Bartosz Janowicz CPF  
Piritta Kantojarvi, CPF, Grape People Finland Ltd.
Christian Kolthoff, CPF, praQtice ApS
Ia Brix Ohmann, CPF

Hearty IAF congratulations to our nineteen (19) new IAF-CPFs, certified in Singapore, August 11th and 12th, 2014

Lene Andersen, CPF, Save the Children         
Manish Arneja, CPF           
William Chew, CPF           
Kyusun Choi, CPF, Expression          
Naoko Chouteau, CPF, Taitoh Machinery Shanghai Co.,Ltd.      
Terence Goh Kia Meng, CPF, TG Global Consulting Pte.      
Isa Jamaluddin, CPF, Compas Management Consulting Pte Ltd      
Ajit Kamath, CPF, WIZTALKS        
Meiliana Lany, CPF, Standard Chartered Bank        
Longqiao Annie Li, CPF, Beijing ChangeMag Consulting Co.,Ltd.     
Arthur Lok, CPF, China Institute for Innovation        
Yen Kai Lye, CPF, Pivotal Learning Pte Ltd       
 Shanmugam Moorthi, CPF, Teamcoach International Sdn.Bhd.     
 Bee Leng Seow, CPF, Continuum Learning Pte Ltd      
Preetha Subramanian, CPF, Scope International Pvt Ltd.       
Grace Tan, CPF            
Loh Teck Kwang, CPF, Pareto Solutions         
Chun Yin Yvonne Yam, CPF, RS Components        
Heejae Yoo, CPF, ORP Institute


Hearty IAF congratulations to our six(6) new IAF-CPFs, certified in Copenhagen, Denmark on June 12, 2014

Johanne Brix Jensen CPF, Danish Red Cross   
Steen Beck-Hansen, CPF, Beck-Hansen & Partners A/S
Charlotte Mathiesen, CPF
Lotte Møller Sørensen CPF, Future Performance
Jeppe Lajer, CPF
Charlotte Ditløv Jensen, CPF, SKAT


Hearty IAF congratulations to our two (2) new IAF-CPFs, certified in Rossum, Netherlands on June 4th, 2014

Ellen Hoog Antink, CPF, Agentschap NL  
Leon Wolthers, CPF, Agentschap NL

Hearty IAF congratulations to our four (4) new IAF-CPFs, certified in Rossum, Netherlands on May 22nd, 2014

René Bruijns, CPF, Agentschap NL  
Erik Pot, CPF, Sturent
Ad Schoof, CPF, Ministerie van Economische Zaken
Marlies Ypma, CPF, Auditdients Rijk


Hearty IAF congratulations to our five(5) new IAF-CPFs, certified in Gothenburg, Sweden on May 21st, 2014

Sebastian Buckup, CPF, World Economic Forum  
John Dutton, CPF, World Economic Forum
Anders Esselin, CPF, Man & Nature
Marie-Louise Gustafsson, CPF, Swedish Defence Materiel Administration
Eric Roland, CPF, World Economic Forum

Hearty IAF congratulations to our six(6) new IAF-CPFs, certified in Melbourne, Australia on May 16th, 2014

Jeannine Bayne CPF, Monadelphous   
Moira Deslandes, CPF, Moira Deslandes Consulting
Teresa Evans, CPF, Dept. for Communities and Social Inclusion
David Lavers CPF, Labyrinth Consulting Services pty.Ltd.
Lenora Thaker, CPF, Aronel Pty. Ltd.
Carol Vale, CPF, Vale Consultancy

Hearty IAF congratulations to our seven (7) new IAF-CPFs, certified in Paris, France on May 5th and 6th, 2014

Jean Arifon CPF, Parkeon   
Stephanie Duffy, CPF,
Guillaume Gevrey, CPF, C2C Consulting and Training Pvt. Ltd.
Minsu Kim, CPF, Tangible Innovation 
Alexandra Kosulina, CPF, F-Point
Patricia Lerouge, CPF, Reliences 
Lan Levy, CPF, Coactiv

Hearty IAF congratulations to our nine (9) new IAF-CPFs, certified in Orlando, Florida on April 7th & 8th, 2014

Carol Chase, CPF, U.S. Bank
Martin Farrell, CPF, Get2thepoint
Kenneth C. Friedel, CPF
Janet Fligge, CPF, U.S. Bank    
Jon Hockman, CPF, The D3Group, LLC   
Judyth Kembabazi Nasimolo, CPF, Standard Chartered Bank (U) Ltd.   
Lorie Spence, CPF, Bridge Medical Communications
Rangineh Azimzadeh Tosang, CPF    
Sandra M. Wood, CPF, CAE USA – Defence and Security


 Upcoming Events  page often for a listing of our IAF Facilitator Certification scheduled events.    We have several events 'in the wings' awaiting confirmation...and announcements will be seen on our website first!  We advise getting your application packet early so that you are prepared when a certification event is scheduled near you.  Please contact the IAF Certification Administrator for a complete Information/Application packet which offers a Process Overview as well as a detailed list of the IAF Foundational Facilitator Competencies upon which our process is based.  We at IAF take great pride in our past the 400 mark worldwide!  We look forward to hearing from you and to working with you in an IAF Facilitator Certification event soon!

 Email Communication Note:  We have noticed that many of our potential candidates retain our Application/Information packet in their files for some time.  If you are using the older documents as reference, please note that our email address changed in the late fall and the former address will no longer reach us.  Please check carefully to be sure that you are using the address when contacting us.  We look forward to hearing from you through the new address!

If you and your colleagues or facilitation group would like to consider sponsoring a certification event in your vicinity, please note the following announcement:

Site Selection:    Would you like to certify ‘closer to home’?  We are actively seeking input on site selection!  As we plan our 2015 calendar, we would be delighted to hear from facilitators who might be interested in serving as local coordinators.  If you feel that your area or business offers a possibility of twelve or more certification candidates, we’ll be delighted to talk with you about the possibility of your location as one of our event sites.  If you would be interested in an event in your area, please contact the  Program Administrator for more information. 

For additional information on certification events or an Application/Information packet, please:

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