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Incorporating Interactive Techniques into Your Facilitation Style – FULL DAY SESSION!

  • 05/18/2018
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Government Accountability Office (GAO), 441 G St, NW, Washington, DC, 7th floor, Room 7N36, classroom 9
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Looking for strategies to enliven your facilitation style? We will explore how you can engage and energize meeting participants on the journey to achieving key objectives. From ice breakers to wrap up, we will experience techniques you can use in a wide variety of sessions.

The hands-on, interactive workshop will walk the talk: begin with a series of openers and ice breakers, follow with techniques for reaching different facilitation goals, and conclude with debriefing activities. You will participate in each activity, deconstruct its template, and discover how to use it for reaching your group’s goals in your own context.

As a result of this workshop, the participants will recall and implement appropriate principles to achieve these facilitation goals:


  • Conduct openers, icebreakers, and jolts to kick-off the facilitation session with appropriate focus and format.        
  • Select and conduct facilitated activities for strategic planning, data collection, decision-making, goal setting, generating ideas, evaluation, and sharing best practices.
  • Conclude the facilitated session with suitable debriefing and after-action activities to generate lessons learned and action plans.

About the Presenter

Sivasailam “Thiagi” Thiagarajan has worked as an independent facilitator and trainer for the past 40 years. He has facilitated groups from corporations and non-profit organizations in 25 countries around the world. He has also taught core skills to facilitators. As an author of 30 books on different aspects of facilitation and training, Thiagi is currently the Resident Mad Scientist at the Thiagi Group. He has served as the President of the North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA) on five different occasions. He was also elected as the President of the International Society for Improving Performance (ISPI) on different occasions, 25 years apart (in 1979 and 2006).





If registrant pays for an individual MAFN workshop session and contacts info@mafn.org to cancel before the registration deadline, MAFN will either credit the full registration fee towards a future workshop or process a refund, less a processing fee of $10. No refunds after registration deadline has passed.


If registrant pays for a MAFN workshop series and contacts info@mafn.org to cancel before the date of the September workshop, MAFN will process a refund, less a processing fee of $10. No refunds on or after the date of the September workshop.


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