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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 Adelaide, Australia, March 4, 2013! We are delighted to welcome:
Nicholas Housego, CPF, Australian Taxation Office
Donald Jessep, CPF, Profitable Teams
Graham Miller CPF, Slingshot Consulting
Scott Nicol, CPF, Department of Conservation
Hearty IAF congratulations to our five (5) new IAF-CPFs, certified in Rossum, The Netherlands, February 14, 2013! We are delighted to welcome:
Anne-Marie Bor, CPF, Ambor Creatie
Jan Peter Oelen, CPF, AgentschapNL
Marko Schanssema CPF, Synpro
Margreet Schriemer, CPF Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Arjan Wierda, CPF, Ministerie van Economische Zaken, Landbouw en Innovatie
Hearty IAF congratulations to our seventeen (17) new IAF-CPFs, certified in Kennesaw, Georgia, USA , October 27-28, 2012! We are delighted to welcome:
Travis Culp, CPF, PMAlliance, Inc.
Brett Davis, CPF, PMAlliance, Inc.
Maureen Douglas, CPF, Mobilize Strategies Inc.
Laura Dwinnell, CPF, TaLentum
John Gelder, CPF Sinapse Strategic Interventions
Heather Mayes Gleason, CPF, Azalea City Associates LLC.
Laura Hastings, CPF, Suntiva
Susan J. Hayman, CPF, EnviroIssues
Cody Holm, CPF, PMAlliance, Inc.
Jonathan Johnson, CPF, PMAlliance Inc.
Mark Kuczora, PMAlliance, Inc.
Deidra M. Lemons, CPF, AARP
Brett Locke, CPF, Taylor Technical Services
Julia Perkins, CPF, MBMD Strategic Consultants LLC
Sylvie Plante, CPF, Sylvie Plante Enterprise Channeling, Inc.
Lorine Spencer, CPF, CDC/ATSDR
Michael Stauffer, CPF, PMAlliance, Inc.
Hearty IAF congratulations to our eleven (11) new IAF-CPFs, certified in Geneva, Switzerland, October 3-4, 2012! We are delighted to welcome:
Andrew Andrea, CPF, World Economic Forum
Cleopas Chiketa, CPF, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe & Dimensions Management Consultants
Emma Loades, CPF, World Economic Forum
Evgeny Dotsenko,CPF, Training Institute
Sanjay Dugar, CPF, C2C Consulting and Training Pvt. Ltd.
Kristel Van der Elst, CPF, World Economic Forum
Marjeta Novak, CPF, Humus, d.o.o.
Nadine McCormick, CPF, International Union for Conservation of Nature
Nicholas Davis, CPF, World Economic Forum
Paul Brand,CPF, Risk Solutions
Wiebke Herding, CPF, ON:SUBJECT
Hearty IAF congratulations to our twleve (12) new IAF-CPFs, certified in Shenzhen, China August 26, 27 and 28, 2012! We are delighted to welcome:
Alfred Yao Xiao Gang,CPF, Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited
Masakatsu Ninomiya,CPF, NIBAC International
Vincent Hsu,CPF, iKuai Inspirational
Michael Feng,CPF, Think and Act Consulting
Ng Sau Lin(Winnie Tse),CPF, Standard Chartered Bank (HK) Ltd.
William Byungik Choi,CPF, SC Learning Center
Masanori Ichikawa, CPF, INSPIREX Consulting
Lee, Kang-Kuk, CPF, Inpeople Consulting Inc.
Ku Yuen Wah,CPF, OCBC Bank
Shih-Min Tseng, CPF, IBM
Jayan Warrier, CPF, LfW Consultants
Tan Jack Nan, CPF, JN Learning
Hearty IAF congratulations to our five (5) new IAF-CPFs, certified in Rossum, The Netherlands on
May 31, 2012! We are delighted to welcome:
Barbara de Klerk-Engels, CPF, JB Realisatie B.V.
Marcel Goossens, CPF, P2 Managers
Onno Kruitwagen, CPF, OK-worx
Robbert Masselink, CPF, Gro Keynote Consultancy BV
Marco van Rossum, CPF, Summit
Hearty IAF congratulations to our eight (8) new IAF-CPFs, certified in Gothenburg, Sweden on
May 14 - 15, 2012! We are delighted to welcome:
Richard Aiello, CPF, IAFD
Caroline Dunne, CPF, Möteslabbet AB
Peter Grumstrup, CPF, Facilitators International A/S
Jesper Hök, CPF, Gro Organisationsutveckling
Johan Holm, CPF, Gro Organisationsutveckling
Pontus Holmgren, CPF, Gro Organisationsutveckling
Hedvig Mossvall, CPF, SJ Service Academy, AB
Martin Pearson, CPF, Kinharvie Institute
Hearty IAF congratulations to our twenty two (22) new IAF-CPFs, certified in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on May 7 - 8, 2012! We are delighted to welcome:
Brenda Beck, CPF - B.E. Beck & Associates
Sheila Bowness, CPF - Municipal Property Assessment Corporation
Angela Chotka, CPF - Chotka Consulting
Lise Clément, CPF - Lansdowne Technologies, Inc.
Robert Cole, CPF - EEM Inc.
Tim Dolan, CPF - Cossette Communication
Tracey Ehl, CPF - EHL Harrison Consulting, Inc.
Deborah Fletcher, CPF - Canadian Tire Corporation
Tonya Fry, CPF - Nova Scotia Provincial Government
Valerie Ganske, CPF - Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission
Robert Leisey, CPF - Rubrix Consulting Group
Gerard W. Lewis, CPF - Efforts Worthwhile
Jens Lillebaek, CPF - Grontmij A/S
Christian Matossian, CPF - Barrick Gold
Ellen Melis, CPF - Unlimited Potential
Constance A. Morrow, CPF - US Dept. of Defense
Stephen Perry, CPF
Amelia Shaw, CPF - Amelia Shaw Consulting
Emma Sobel, CPF - ICA Associates, Inc.
Margaret Sullivan, CPF - Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Monica Wagner, CPF - Farm Credit Canada
Liz Wainger, CPF - Wainger Group, LLC
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 IAF-CPFs...now 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 email@example.com 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 2012 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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