Forums & Committees

The IFA Board of Directors shall have the power to create committees, advisory groups and task forces for the Association, define their functions, and terminate any such committee or advisory group.   The IFA Chair shall appoint the committee Chair, Vice Chair, and members.  Each committee and advisory group shall perform the functions specifically prescribed by the Board of Directors or which are properly within the jurisdiction of such committee or advisory group.  (IFA Bylaws)

Franchisee Forum

The goal of the Franchisee Forum is to encourage meaningful dialogue between franchisees and franchisors, and to be instrumental in addressing and resolving concerns of mutual interest.

Franchisor Forum

The goal of the Franchisor Forum is provide an opportunity for franchisor members of the IFA to discuss matters of interest primarily to franchisors.

ICFE Board of Governors

The goal of the ICFE Board of Governors is to enhance the professionalism of franchising by certifying the highest standards of quality training and education.

IFA Board of Directors

The goal of the IFA Board of Directors is to provide governance and policy development for IFA.

International Committee

The goal of the IFA International Committee is to oversee and direct the activities of IFA’s International Department.

Legal Symposium Task Force

The goal of the IFA Legal Symposium Task Force is to provide direction and suggestions for the general sessions and educational programming at the IFA Legal Symposium.