Professional Affiliations

Facilitation First is committed to promoting the highest level of meeting design and facilitation best practices. We are unparalleled in our field and work tirelessly to improve, perfect and update our training content to remain highly relevant to all industries.

In fact, our programs have been through rigorous review and the following organizations have reviewed and approved our facilitation skills programs as being essential to obtaining and maintaining professional accreditation in their respective fields.

International Association of Facilitators

Our workshop, Facilitating Meetings With Ease is now an IAF Endorsed™ Training Program. The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) is a professional association that sets internationally accepted industry standards, provides accreditation, supports a community of practice, advocates and educates on the power of facilitation while embracing the diversity of facilitators.

The IAF Endorsed™ Training Programme:
  • A single source of information for endorsed process facilitation training
  • Confidence in which facilitation training programs are aligned with the IAF Core
  • Recognized pathways for facilitators to learn both the knowledge and skills they need to demonstrate for the IAF Certified™ Professional Facilitator Assessment Process 
  • An improved ability to make informed choices about facilitation training programs that meet an individual’s needs

Whether you are considering applying for the IAF’s Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) designation or would like to develop your facilitation skills to run more effective internal meetings at your organization, Facilitating Meetings With Ease equips learners with a wide array of foundational tools, techniques and practice.

Project Management Institute

Whether you are new to Project Management, a seasoned project management professional or a facilitator of project teams, you know that project management puts your group collaboration skills to the test.  And most of that influence and collaboration happens in a series of meetings. Our Facilitating Meetings with Ease and Facilitating Meetings That Work programs are aligned with the Talent Triangle, which represents the skill set that global organizations have deemed critical for project practitioners.

Project Managers who successfully complete our Facilitating Meetings With Ease workshop will earn 10 Leadership and 4 Strategic and Business Management Professional Development Units. Project Managers who successfully complete our Facilitating Meetings With Ease workshop will earn 5 Leadership and 2 Strategic and Business Management Professional Development Units.

The Canadian Association of Management Consultants

The Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada) has approved our Facilitating Meetings With Ease and Facilitating Through Conflict Workshops. CMC-Canada fosters excellence and integrity in the management consulting profession. CMC-Canada administers, and its provincial Institutes confer, the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation in Canada.

  • For those securing certification as a Certified Management Consultant, these workshops are compliant in demonstrating proficiency in Interpersonal and Personal Skills
  • For those CMCs seeking Continuing Professional Development Points, our Facilitating Meetings With Ease program earns 14 points and our Facilitating Through Conflict earns 7 points. 

Human Resources Professionals Association

Facilitating Meetings with Ease, our most popular workshop, has been pre-approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association. As an HRPA member, you will now be able to claim 14 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits for attending Facilitating Meetings with Ease.

Core facilitation skills have long been a critical competency area for any Human Resources professional who needs to lead collaborative group dialogue. Whether you are gathering input, problem solving, conducting needs analyses, team building or supporting your internal client leaders as they lead critical meetings, our program will equip you with the tools, techniques and practice to lead these meetings with confidence.