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"Process-Based Facilitation:" An Overview of the 12 Principles

  • 06/23/2017
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Government Accountability Office (GAO), 441 G St, NW, Washington, DC, 7th floor, Room 7N36, classroom 9


The book Process-Based Facilitation, authored by Mr. Wayne Vick (inaugural chair of MAFN), outlines the 12 principles of group facilitation.  These principles serve as guides for the practice of facilitation and are at the heart of what a facilitator does to make the values of facilitation real.  In this session, participants will discuss why the principals are important, what the facilitator does to honor the principles, and what gets in the way.  In this “learning community” setting, you’ll explore the 12 principles and work in 4 concurrent subgroups, ultimately discussing 8 of the principles.

The participants will:

  • Understand how the 12 principles are aligned with the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) Core Competencies—the basis for the Certified Professional Facilitator™ Designation (CPF™).  
  • Understand the importance of Process Based Facilitation as Standards of Practice.
  • Understand the importance of why these Standards of Practice are important to adhere to for the practice of facilitation.

As an added value, participants will be given a handout package that outlines the principles and practices for each as well as an opportunity to purchase the book Process-Based Facilitation.

Note:  In a separate email you will be asked to complete a survey to identify the four principles that you would like to explore in depth.

About the Presenters

Wayne J. Vick is an independent facilitator providing Process-Based Facilitation services to a variety of clients focused on strategy, measurement system development, problem-solving, process mapping and improvement. He has been researching and writing on a variety of topics related to facilitation for more than 27 years, much of which he has included, in some form, in his book, Process-Based Facilitation and his latest project the Process-Based Facilitator’s Toolkit which will be publish in late 2017

Charles D. Markert professionally facilitates project partnering, process mapping, and creative problem solving for a variety of clients.  He started facilitating in 1990 and turned to full-time facilitating of meetings, workshops and summits for clients since 1996. His specialty is Project Partnering and is the co-author of “Partnering in Construction: A Practical Guide to Project Success.”

Dawn Rhine is a Certified Professional Facilitator with commitment to helping groups reach their best outcomes through focused collaboration.  After 20 years prior experience as a management executive, Dawn launched Synergy Forces LLC in 2005, helping clients achieve their purpose for such objectives as strategic planning, problem solving, and team development.  In addition, Dawn is certified to administer and analyze the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® for personality preferences.

Dr. Cynthia Pace -- “The Leadership Guru” -- is a speaker, leader, consultant and a Certified Professional Facilitator.  Dr. Pace holds a Master’s and a Doctorate degree in Higher Education Administration from The Ohio State University. She is the principal in her firm, PACE-MAKER, LLC. Having served the higher education sectors in numerous leadership positions she launched PACE-MAKER IN 1993.

Dr. Pace serves primarily servers government and nonprofit sectors. She is committed to assisting individuals and organizations “Experience Their Greatness” by helping them identify the leadership behaviors that produce successful results. Her specialty is assisting organizations in creating a culture of “trust and personal responsibility.”  Additionally, Cynthia is certified in Everything DiSC, the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team and Taking Flight with DISC.  Cynthia is currently the Chair of Mid Atlantic Facilitators Network.


If you pay for an individual MAFN workshop session and cancel before the registration deadline, MAFN will either credit your full registration fee towards a future workshop or process a refund, less a processing fee.

There will be no refunds or credits for cancellations received after the registration deadline.

Refunds, less a processing fee, are only available for workshop series subscribers until the September workshop of each year.

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