PMAlliance, a Stone Mountain Georgia project management consulting and training company, continued to maintain its position as an industry leader in project planning and control facilitation by having a third wave of consultants receive the Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) designation by the International Association of Facilitators (IAF).
The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) has met the need for standards in facilitator certification by establishing the CPF accreditation. In 1990, an international team of IAF members identified the core competencies required to facilitate group interaction. This team’s efforts resulted in the IAF competency model and assessment process. Since its inauguration, the IAF has grown to establish a presence in 63 countries worldwide.
“The CPF is the Gold Standard for facilitation certification. Having consultants with the CPF designation lets our clients know that they are receiving a consummate professional to lead their teams through project management planning and control sessions,” said Jay Wilson, a Partner at PMAlliance.
Over the course of six months, six PMAlliance consultants (Jonathan Johnson, Brett Davis, Cody Holm, Mark Kuczora, Mike Stauffer, and Travis Culp) prepared to complete the rigorous peer review, skill demonstration, and candidate interview process to gain the Certified Professional Facilitator designation; taking the total number of professional facilitators to thirteen. This accreditation helps PMAlliance consultants to deliver facilitation best-practices as they develop complex project plans to tackle their clients’ most challenging projects.