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Call for Proposals

The MAFN Workshop Committee is looking at the topics on this page for the 2017-2018 MAFN DC Facilitator Workshop Series which runs from September 2017 through June 2018. The Committee is searching for presenters for the following topics.

Workshop Topics 

    •    Building your facilitation business – marketing, project management, contracting, business models, etc.
    •    Creating and building energy into facilitated workshops
    •    Dealing with resistant and disruptive participants
    •    Facilitating large-scale organizational change
    •    Facilitating with remote attendees
    •    Facilitating in the context of an uncertain future
    •    Dealing with diversity issues (including cultural and other)
    •    Facilitating groups including those with disabilities
    •    Facilitating related to Change management
    •    Neuroscience and facilitation
    •    Facilitation and group trust
    •    Facilitating to resolve conflict
    •    Facilitating to leverage input from divergent perspectives
    •    Facilitation and Systems Thinking
    •    Understanding and leveraging new technologies for facilitation
    •    Experiential activities (examples: “Legos-Serious Play” or Improvisation,)


If you are interested in presenting one or more of these topics, or a topic not on the list, please send an initial email to MAFN Workshop Committee members, Bill Yoder (bill.yoder@gmail.com), letting him know of your interest and potential topics.

After the initial email, please fill out the Proposal Submission Form and submit it no later than June 7, 2017.  
Your proposal(s) will be reviewed by the Workshop Committee; and if accepted, you will be formally invited to present the topic.

MAFN Workshop Series

The Workshop Series is focused to provide current topics of interest to business and group facilitators in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  Ten workshops, each three hours in length, will be provided to a group of 25 to 50 facilitators, ranging from novices to experts. These workshops are given in a large room that can be set up to meet the workshop presenter’s needs. The workshops should be highly interactive and inclusive, and aimed at broadening the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the participants. Workshop participants include MAFN members and non-members.    

Presenter Benefits

The MAFN Board of Directors recognizes the level of effort needed to present a MAFN Workshop. To show their appreciation, they offer the presenter(s) a speaker gift and up to $250 for expenses incurred (receipts required), and will provide all copying services for workshop materials. In addition, other benefits may be offered in the MAFN Presenters Guidelines and Agreement which will be provided if your proposal is submitted and accepted by the Workshop Series Committee. 


Contact Bill Yoder  bill.yoder@gmail.com

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