The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) initiated an award program to honor excellence in facilitation to demonstrate its positive tangible impact on organizations, e.g., savings, cost avoidance, increased revenue, and increased outside investment, as well as highlight the culture shift to be more engaged, empowered, and creative. For example:
Gary Rush, IAF CPF trained Facilitators at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) who saved the agency over $500,000 in one year by using facilitation.
He facilitated Star Alliance where they identified that in-flight Wi-Fi was possible - a critical service offering on airlines today.
He facilitated and trained Texas Joint Military Forces in strategic planning creating their 2035 Strategic Plan. Reviewing this 4-page plan, the length of the U.S. Constitution, is now part of their monthly staff meetings - something they were unable to do previously.