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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 ten (10)) new IAF-CPFs, certified in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on December 4th and 5th, 2014
David Abrams, CPF, The Collective/Raw Society
Twila Allen, CPF, Municipal Propery Assessment Corporation
Al Hasham, CPF, Municipal Propery Assessment Corporation
Mariam Hashemi, CPF, Ryerson University
Jennifer Ladanchuk, CPF
Helen Leask, CPF, SCRIPT, Toronto
Eric Okerstrom, CPF, Hagerty
Erina Possak, CPF
Jennie West-Correia, CPF, PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Melanie Will, CPF, Wilfrid Laurier University
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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