Welcome to MAFN!

MAFN is a community of professionals dedicated to advancing excellence in facilitation. Supporting facilitators in Washington, DC, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and around the globe, MAFN...


  • Provides resources, knowledge, and encouragement for individuals to grow their facilitation skills and confidence;
  • Promotes the value of facilitation to business, government, and non-profit leaders; and
  • Develops facilitation opportunities by identifying and sharing projects for and among our members.  

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Be part of our dynamic community and connect with others who share the same passion and interest in facilitation. Learn with us, find new business opportunities, and advance yourself and the field of facilitation.


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Next Event

Facilitated Discussion Session: Refreshing the MAFN Facilitator Webinar Series – facilitated by Megan Primeau

July 14th, 12 pm

Online Workshop using Adobe Connect

The MAFN webinar team would like to invite you to join us for an open online dialogue to aid us in refreshing the MAFN Facilitator Webinar Series. The goal of this session will be to explore the strengths and challenges of the current approach to the MAFN webinar series. Not only will this be a way for you to provide recommendations into how the webinars are designed in the future, you’ll also gain insight into what is involved in producing these kinds of interactive webinar experiences.

Some unique features of this special session are that it will be:

  • free for all attendees
  • a discussion/seminar format
  • using the Zoom platform to enable everyone to have audio & video

The main outcomes of this session will be to:

  • Identify strengths and challenges of the current approach to the webinar series
  • Describe the key features to ensuring an interactive experience for webinar participants
  • Discuss the benefits and challenges of using different platforms (e.g. Adobe Connect versus Zoom)


Megan Primeau is the founder of Educate Facilitate Consulting Services (http://educatefacilitate.ca), based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She brings over 15 years of experience facilitating the design, delivery, and evaluation of education and knowledge transfer initiatives in healthcare and social services. Megan ensures that learning is interactive, practical, relevant, and also fun! Megan is a Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP)™ with the Institute for Performance and Learning. She holds an MSc in Biochemistry (McGill University), Certificate in Adult Training and Development (OISE, University of Toronto), and Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate, KTPC™ (The Hospital for Sick Children). Megan also volunteers as the Director of Online Learning for the Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network (MAFN).

Additional Information:

  • Approximately 2-3 days prior to this workshop, you will receive additional, more detailed instructions for joining the live session. 
  • The workshop will begin promptly at noon Eastern Time, but we strongly recommend you log-in to the website at 11:45 am to address any connection issues.
  • Contact for issues/questions about:
    • Registration or membership: 
    • Future webinar topics, general feedback, or issues connecting to the webinar the day of:
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Upcoming Events

MAFN's Professional Development programs will resume in September 2016. Watch this space for news of our new series of workshops and webinars.


Are you looking for a facilitator for an upcoming meeting or retreat? Do you need a neutral person to conduct your meeting, guiding the group to productive outcomes?

MAFN runs the Find-A-Facilitator Service, the only service of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Browse through the facilitators in our database, many of whom are based in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. All are members of MAFN and are committed to the highest professional standards in professional facilitation.

Facilitators who have the Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) designation have met and maintained the high standards in professional group facilitation set by the International Association of Facilitators and meet or exceed the Competencies required of professional facilitators.

Coming Soon: search the Find-A-Facilitator database to identify facilitators with specific skills and experience.

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