International Association of Facilitators - North America Conference

May 9, 2012 - May 12, 2012
Halifax, Nova Scotia

UPDATE: 2012 North American Conference of the International Association of Facilitators

The IAF North America Conference, presented by ICA Associates, will be held May 9-12th in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It's the Premier Professional Development Event for Facilitators and Facilitative Leaders in North America!

Join us in Halifax for incredible learning opportunities.  Whether you are a full time facilitator, a facilitative consultant, a facilitative leader, an internal facilitator, or you are just interested in learning more tools and techniques to make your teams, meetings and workplace more effective ….this event is for you. 

The Conference offers a choice of 23 Pre-Conference Executive Program Workshops and 50 Conference Workshops. This year’s Conference has workshops for people who facilitate full time and for those who use facilitative skills in their everyday jobs.  There are new workshops offered focused on the business of facilitation and facilitation skills for Emergency Management professionals.  There are also workshops for the internal facilitator, focusing on the specific skills set needed and challenges faced when facilitating within your own organization. With 8 “Dialogues” and twice-daily Fast Talks participants will have plenty to see and do! Ground breaking research, tried and true tools and techniques and the best in group processes will be presented and discussed.


To amplify the learning opportunities, the conference facilities include a quiet Reflection space and an Open Space ‘space’ for Birds of a Feather-style meetings and discussions.


Value for Your Professional Development Dollars!


The move to Dalhousie University brings down the cost.  For Early-Bird bookers the Conference Fee will be CAD$549, a saving of $150 on the regular price. Pre-Conference Executive Program Workshops are $400 and $600 for 1 and 2 day sessions. We are also offering a special Conference Fee for registered Students of CAD$250 and non-members can join us for $999. IAF membership is available to anyone who attends the conference and brings big savings for members. The Conference website has the links you need to join IAF.


To help you make your way east we are glad to say that Air Canada is the Official Airline for IAFNA 2012. Air Canada is offering 10% and 12 % discounts on air fares to Conference participants on all routes on their network. Your Registration Confirmation has the Conference Code to trigger the discounts.


Visit our Website for all the details


There is more to tell you but the best place to go is The website has all the details about the Program, events and the deals we have arranged for accommodation and travel.


Make sure you join the IAFNA2012 Conference Group on LinkedIn. We will continue to discuss ideas as we develop the Conference and it will be a great place to find people to meet, stay and travel with at IAFNA 2012. The link to the LinkedIn group is on each website page. See you in Halifax!


Sponsorship Opportunities

The broadening of the program and development of new ways to deliver, engage and record content has been made possible by the help of our Sponsors. We are very pleased to announce the significant support being given by ICA Associates, the respected training and facilitation consultancy from Toronto. Bill Staples, Principal at ICA told us, The facilitators at ICA Associates Inc. look forward to IAF North America Conference every year. We cycle all our staff through as IAF Members, volunteers, CPF’s, CPF Assessors, presenters and Board members and support the IAF, our professional Association, 100%”. On your behalf we thank ICA Associates and look forward to ‘introducing’ them in Halifax.


The Website has details about sponsorship opportunities available at the Conference.  Reach hundreds of facilitation professionals with your product or service and help Be the Change!


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