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    • 12/21/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Online using Zoom
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    About the session…
    Are you interested in improving how your team works and learns together? Would you also like to know more about the agile software movement?

    A principle espoused in the agile community is that teams should regularly reflect on their effectiveness and then adjust their behavior accordingly. One way to accomplish this is via a facilitated gathering known as a retrospective.

    In this session Nathaniel Cadwell, CPF and member of the agile software community, will share stories from a decade of working with teams and witnessing them improve their effectiveness via retrospectives. During this interactive session we will conduct a virtual retrospective together. You will walk away ready to design your next team reflection as a retrospective. Don’t miss out!
     
    Session Objectives: After attending this introduction to retrospectives you will:
    • Understand the origins of the agile software movement.   
    • Know key features of a retrospective, and how its differs from other process improvement ceremonies such as a “post-mortem”.
    • Learn a popular framework for organizing retrospectives and ideas for activities in this format.    
    • Recognize top practices and pitfalls of retrospectives.    
    • Discover additional resources to learn more and facilitate retrospectives with your team.
    Get to know your speaker:
    Nathaniel Cadwell is passionate about helping teams reach their collective potential. He does this by providing coaching, training, and expert advice on how to organize and on developing skills to solve their wicked problems. A founding member and inaugural chair of the Belgian chapter of the International Association of Facilitators, Nathaniel is a Certified Professional Facilitator and frequent speaker at international conferences on agile software development, facilitation, and innovation. He helps multidisciplinary, multicultural teams teams in a variety of industries, government, and the not for profit sectors.

    WEBINAR REMINDERS

    • No refunds or credits for webinar registration cancellations.
    • Registered participants will receive instructions for joining the live session and any additional details between 1 – 3 days in advance.
    • Webinars begin promptly at 12:00PM EDT. Please log on at least 15 minutes in advance to ensure your internet connections, audio and other settings are functioning properly.
    • All webinars are recorded for post-view access.
    • For Registration or membership questions contact info@mafn.org

    • 01/25/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Government Accountability Office (GAO), 441 G St, NW, Washington, DC, 7th floor, Room 7N36, classroom 9
    • 44
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    Incorporating Improv Techniques into Your Facilitation Style – Encore! 

    What is improvisation? It’s a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Often, improvisers will take a suggestion from the audience, or draw on some other source of inspiration to get started.

    In this workshop, you’ll learn a wide variety of improvisational techniques designed to help you more confidently punch up your presentations, accelerate learning, deepen retention, and engage your audience both more effectively. By learning some basic and intermediate improv techniques, you’ll be more comfortable creating on the fly and responding to unplanned topics or hiccups.  The result? You’ll be able to transform your presentations into more dynamic and captivating performances. 

    Workshop participants will engage in role-play, trying out a range of improv games and scenarios. Participants will receive a list of improv games with instructions and resources for future training.

    About the Presenter

    Strother Gaines is a business and personal coach for creative entrepreneurs and those who want to become one. He is a multi-passionate entrepreneur with a background in theatre, public speaking, education, sales, management, leadership and Segway-tour-guiding. His private practice is called "But I'm a Unicorn, Dammit!” (strother@unicorndammit.com) and he is passionately working to help as many people as possible own up to the fact that they're unique. He is the event director for the DC Chapter of Network Under 40 and he recently spoke at the 2016 TEDx MidAtlantic Festival on the topic of storytelling.


    NOTES:

    If you pay for an individual MAFN workshop session and contact 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.

    By registering for this event, you agree to grant to Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network (MAFN) and its authorized representatives permission to record my participation in the event via digital and/or analog audio recording, photography, film, video, or any digital format. You further agree that any or all of the material recorded, photographed, or filmed may be used, in any form, both on MAFN’s website and as part of any future publications, brochures, or other printed or digital materials used to promote MAFN, and further that such use shall be without payment of fees, royalties, special credit or other compensation.  If you have any concerns, please contact manager@mafn.org.”

    Federal security rules require non-US-Citizens to complete GAO access requirements for review at least two weeks prior to the workshop. If you are not a US Citizen and wish to register, please indicate your foreign national status during the registration process.



     
    • 02/22/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Government Accountability Office (GAO), 441 G St, NW, Washington, DC, 7th floor, Room 7N36, classroom 9
    • 40
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    Emergenetics Profile and Meeting of the Minds

    The Emergenetics Profile was developed to distinctively measure how people think and behave. With this insight, you can develop personal strategies to achieve results. Developed through years of psychometric research, the Emergenetics Profile accurately measures three behavioral attributes - Expressiveness, Assertiveness, Flexibility - and four thinking attributes - Analytical, Structural, Social, Conceptual. The attributes are represented in a clear, color-coded report, making it memorable and immediately applicable. The Emergenetics Profile is a pre-requisite for this Meeting of the Minds Workshop, which will present the following topics: 

    • Introduction and Brain Calisthenics: Demonstrate exercises that relate to brain health and jumpstart neural pathways and directly connect to the day's learnings with brain science.
    • Emergenetics Overview: Define the science behind Emergenetics and its foundational and behavioral attributes.
    • Origins of the Emergenetics Model: Discuss the research conducted and the process for developing our model.
    • Application to Work/Life: Explore the practical application of Emergenetics concepts to your work and personal life.
    • Analyzing Profiles: Review examples of profiles and discuss variations.
    • If This Room Were a Brain: Take part in interactive exercises designed to accelerate an understanding of Emergenetics and its concepts/applications. These exercises reveal preconceptions - and often misconceptions - we can develop about others who think and behave differently.
    • Reflections and Summary: Wrap with final exercises and reflect on our insights.

    Workshop registration requires a $55.00 payment for the Emergenetics Profile online assessment and 8-page profile report.  Participants must register by Friday February 1st and complete the online assessment by Friday February 8, 2019.  If you have already completed the profile assessment, please contact the PD committee prior to registration. 

    About the Presenter

    Terry Richardson is the Director of Leadership and Executive Development Programs in the Learning Center at GAO. He has worked at local, state, and federal levels of government as well as at the international level with a non-profit organization. In addition, he has taught a range of graduate courses at the university level and served as the Director of the Graduate Certificate Program in Survey Design and Data Analysis at George Washington University from 2005 to 2015. Terry completed his PhD in Urban Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Louisville and a Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Kentucky. He has several certifications including Emergenetics and is on MAFN’s Board of Directors. 

    Matt Kienzle is a Leadership Program Analyst with the Leadership and Executive Development Program team in the Learning Center at GAO. Previously, he worked as a teacher at the high school and college level. Matt completed a Master of Public Administration and Master of International Relations at Syracuse University, a Master of Teaching from at University, and a Bachelor of History at Pennsylvania State University. He is a certified Emergenetics facilitator, as well as InsideOut Coaching and MBTI.

    NOTES:

    If you pay for an individual MAFN workshop session and contact 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.

    By registering for this event, you agree to grant to Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network (MAFN) and its authorized representatives permission to record my participation in the event via digital and/or analog audio recording, photography, film, video, or any digital format. You further agree that any or all of the material recorded, photographed, or filmed may be used, in any form, both on MAFN’s website and as part of any future publications, brochures, or other printed or digital materials used to promote MAFN, and further that such use shall be without payment of fees, royalties, special credit or other compensation.  If you have any concerns, please contact manager@mafn.org.”

    Federal security rules require non-US-Citizens to complete GAO access requirements for review at least two weeks prior to the workshop. If you are not a US Citizen and wish to register, please indicate your foreign national status during the registration process.



     
    • 04/26/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Government Accountability Office (GAO), 441 G St, NW, Washington, DC, 7th floor, Room 7N36, classroom 9
    • 46
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    Understanding and Facilitating Agility 

    Agile methodologies, once developed and used by software development teams, are now being implemented throughout entire organizations. Agile teams are small and designed to stay close to the customer and adapt quickly to changing conditions. Agility changes the way teams work, collaborate, and interact. The Agile environment creates new opportunities for leaders, coaches, and facilitators. This workshop will demonstrate the basics of Agility and the impact it can have on an organization. 

    In this workshop, you will learn:

    • Where agile began and why.
    • The language and principles of agile (“the scrum guide”).
    • Why organizations strive to be agile.
    • How to facilitate in an agile environment.
    • How to facilitate agile training.
    • How to facilitate agile ceremonies.
    • The Lean Six Sigma innovation cycle.

    About the Presenter

    Christine Schubert is an Agile enthusiast with more than 10 years’ experience coaching and mentoring Agile and cross-functional teams. Currently, as an Agile Coach with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, she works collaboratively with colleagues, across the Council, to support the Chief Operating Officer’s leadership, and provide enterprise-wide agile coaching and support to carry out shared goals and objectives.

    Christine has been certified as a Scrum Professional through the Scrum Alliance. She also holds certifications in Structural Dynamics, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, and the Leadership Circle Profile.

    Christine launched an Agile meet-up focused on applying the Agile framework throughout organizations three years ago. The group was recently re-launched as the first Business Agility group in the DC metro area with sponsorship from the Business Agility Institute. This partnership will enable continued education and growth of the Agile community in the area.

    NOTES:

    If you pay for an individual MAFN workshop session and contact 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.

    By registering for this event, you agree to grant to Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network (MAFN) and its authorized representatives permission to record my participation in the event via digital and/or analog audio recording, photography, film, video, or any digital format. You further agree that any or all of the material recorded, photographed, or filmed may be used, in any form, both on MAFN’s website and as part of any future publications, brochures, or other printed or digital materials used to promote MAFN, and further that such use shall be without payment of fees, royalties, special credit or other compensation.  If you have any concerns, please contact manager@mafn.org.”

    Federal security rules require non-US-Citizens to complete GAO access requirements for review at least two weeks prior to the workshop. If you are not a US Citizen and wish to register, please indicate your foreign national status during the registration process.



     
    • 05/31/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Government Accountability Office (GAO), 441 G St, NW, Washington, DC, 7th floor, Room 7N36, classroom 9
    • 47
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    The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

    The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is an assessment-based learning experience that helps people discover what it takes to build a high-performing team. Based on the bestselling book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is a model and development program that guides intact teams through a journey to improve in five areas that are key to productive team dynamics: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability and Results.

    During this workshop, you will: 

    • Examine Lencioni’s Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Model™.
    • Develop an understanding of how each behavior builds on the previous one creating a robust team foundation.
    • Develop an understanding of the DiSC framework and how it aligns with the Five Behaviors Model.

    The workshop is designed to be highly interactive, using video clips, group activities and mini- assessments that relate to the Five Behaviors Model.  

    About the Presenter

    Dr. Cynthia Pace, “The Leadership Guru”, is a speaker, leader, consultant and a certified professional facilitator endorsed by the International Association of Facilitators (IAF). Dr. Pace holds a Master´s and Doctorate degree in Higher Education Administration from The Ohio State University and is the principal in her firm, Pacemaker, LLC (www.leadershipguru.com). Prior to developing a consulting practice, Dr. Pace was a community college president and served in higher education for over 25 years.

    Dr. Pace serves the government and nonprofit sectors. She helps individuals and organizations “Experience Their Greatness” by identifying needed leadership behaviors that produce successful results. Her specialty is assisting organizations in creating a culture of trust and personal responsibility.

    Dr. Pace is a Certified Professional Facilitator and chair of the Mid Atlantic Facilitators Network (MAFN), and presently the United States Representative (Board Member) for the International Association of Facilitators. 


    NOTES:

    If you pay for an individual MAFN workshop session and contact 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.

    By registering for this event, you agree to grant to Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network (MAFN) and its authorized representatives permission to record my participation in the event via digital and/or analog audio recording, photography, film, video, or any digital format. You further agree that any or all of the material recorded, photographed, or filmed may be used, in any form, both on MAFN’s website and as part of any future publications, brochures, or other printed or digital materials used to promote MAFN, and further that such use shall be without payment of fees, royalties, special credit or other compensation.  If you have any concerns, please contact manager@mafn.org.”

    Federal security rules require non-US-Citizens to complete GAO access requirements for review at least two weeks prior to the workshop. If you are not a US Citizen and wish to register, please indicate your foreign national status during the registration process.



     
    • 06/28/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Government Accountability Office (GAO), 441 G St, NW, Washington, DC, 7th floor, Room 7N36, classroom 9
    • 48
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    The 2018-2019 MAFN D.C. Series – The Year in Review 

    This is your opportunity to witness and contribute to our community’s collective memory through the use of a MAFN Organization Recent History (created with a GROVE Consultants International timeline). You will also learn how to annotate and expand on MAFN’s history via select application of the GROVE’s Group Graphic Keyboard.

    In our session, we will focus on how to use select graphic guides, keywords, photos, doodles, and other graphic facilitation tricks to engage the audience and demonstrate how to add both insight and (potentially) laughter to future meetings. 

    We will explore and demonstrate: 

    • How you can use the room as a “memory theater.”
    • How you can create a large format “organizational history” or “map.”
    • How to choose the best format to use when capturing process-oriented charts or graphics i.e., when you should use a poster, create a list, cluster ideas, use a grid, diagram a process, create a drawing, or organize/summarize data.

    At the end of the day, you’ll be able to explain how to use these techniques share your “Aha!” moments, and enjoy a “gallery walk” that serves as a review of the 2018-19 MAFN DC workshop series. 

    About the Presenter

    John Lesko is the “head coach” and “lead facilitator-cartoonist” with JohnLesko.Biz LLC (john@johnlesko.biz). He has a wide range of experience and clients in the private, public, and non-profit marketplace. With degrees from West Point and Boston University, John has continued his professional education — earning a “CPF” with the International Association of Facilitators and an “PCC” with the International Coach Federation. 

    John is a long-time member of MAFN, has served on its board of directors, and has presented numerous workshops for MAFN and the IAF. He is a Distinguished Toastmaster, professional public speaker, and author of two books: Technology Exchange in the Information Age (Battelle Press) and Facilitating Genius (eBookIt.com).

    John offers graphic facilitation and consulting services to help clients better see, understand, and solve their complex and wicked problems. Between facilitation and coaching gigs, John teaches aikido or may be found at the edge of civilization hiking along a trail in the backcountry.

    NOTES:

    If you pay for an individual MAFN workshop session and contact 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.

    By registering for this event, you agree to grant to Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network (MAFN) and its authorized representatives permission to record my participation in the event via digital and/or analog audio recording, photography, film, video, or any digital format. You further agree that any or all of the material recorded, photographed, or filmed may be used, in any form, both on MAFN’s website and as part of any future publications, brochures, or other printed or digital materials used to promote MAFN, and further that such use shall be without payment of fees, royalties, special credit or other compensation.  If you have any concerns, please contact manager@mafn.org.”

    Federal security rules require non-US-Citizens to complete GAO access requirements for review at least two weeks prior to the workshop. If you are not a US Citizen and wish to register, please indicate your foreign national status during the registration process.



     

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