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    • 01/29/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Online using Zoom
    • 80
    Register
    About the session...
    Whether we are in a virtual an in-person environment, people need to find effective and meaningful ways to connect.  This session will use the power of FUN and GAMES and offer multiple ways to build connection with existing teams, new teams, or in other facilitated sessions.

    As adults, we often forget how important it is to actually PLAY, really play. 
    If you take the time to play, you can learn new tasks better. You can stimulate your imagination in ways that will help you innovate and problem solve better. And you can truly improve your relationships with others. 

    Learning Objectives 
    We will take the time during this session to learn how and when to incorporate play and games into our work which will remind us about three important things:
    • When we play, we connect with other people in different and meaningful ways
    • When we remove barriers to play and engage in activities that level the playing field, we find new and different ways to innovate, create and relate
    • When we incorporate fun into our work, work becomes more fun, projects become more meaningful, and lessons become more ingrain

    This MAFN Online Workshop will be held 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Eastern Time.


    About the Presenter

    Michelle Chuk Zamperetti is an organizational leadership and facilitation expert who has been working in the field of leadership development, program development and professional excellence for 15 years.  Her facilitation career started while working at the intersection of leadership and population health and managing community-based interventions with multi-sector collaborations domestically.  

    Michelle focuses on many issues, including but not limited to: public health preparedness, chronic disease, opioid addiction, and program evaluation.  She has worked with businesses, non-profits, faith organizations, governments and academia throughout her career. Michelle uses her skills to support strategy, planning, communication, leadership practices, and coaching and mentoring.  She is currently the principal Zamperetti Consulting, LLC.

    ONLINE WORKSHOP REMINDERS
    • No refunds or credits for registration cancellations.
    • Registration closes at midnight the day before the workshop.
    • Registered participants will receive instructions for joining the live session and any additional details 1 day in advance and the morning of the event. Please be sure to look for the link in your email.
    • Workshops begin promptly at 12:00PM EST.  Please log on at least 15 minutes in advance to ensure your internet connections, audio and other settings are functioning properly.
    • MAFN Members have access to all online workshop recordings via the MAFN website.
    • For registration or membership questions contact info@mafn.org.
    • 02/02/2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
    • Online using Zoom
    • 7
    Register

    Our next discussion will focus on the book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. After some grounding in the major ideas presented in the book, we will break into small group discussions to explore the concepts and how they may apply to our work as facilitators. Participants are encouraged to read the book but are welcome even if you don’t (a good summary is here or a quick interview with the author is here if you don’t quite find time to read the whole book).

    Please note that this is for MAFN members only and there is limited space, so please register early.

    Our guiding principles are:

    • Come open to learning (growth mindset)

    • Not expert led- hosted by peers with space to learn from all

    • Create a brave space to focus on race 

    • Share our truth and also LISTEN to others

    • Start with ourselves = focus on the “inner work”

    • Treat others with kindness & honesty

    Discussion Host: Fatima Argun 

    Fatima Argun is a strategy consultant, visionary, community activist, bridge builder and advocate focusing on conflict management, interfaith engagement, dialogue and women’s empowerment. Her career includes work at Senior levels in international marketing, strategic planning, management consulting and business development with expertise in organizational development, facilitation and conflict management. As Principal of GSG Consulting, she has worked with businesses and NGOs to support leadership development, capacity building and corporate social responsibility. 

    Fatima is a former Presidential appointee at the US Department of Commerce. As a longtime Arlington resident, Fatima continues to serve her community in in a leadership capacity as a member of the Arlington County Democratic Committee Steering Committee, Outreach Chair for Interfaith Advocacy Caucus and Arlington Dems Equity & Inclusion Task force. She is co-leader and co-founder of the Arlington chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, a Muslim-Jewish women’s peacebuilding group.

    Fatima received her MBA from the Johns Hopkins University and studied conflict management at the School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) the United States Institute of Peace and USAID. Fatima also holds a MPA from the LBJ School, and has studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. Ms. Argun is proficient in Turkish, and is conversant in French.

    ONLINE CoP Discussion REMINDERS

    • If you register and cannot attend, please cancel to allow someone else to come. 

    • Registration closes at midnight the day before the discussion group.

    • Registered participants will receive instructions for joining the live session and any additional details 1 day in advance and the morning of the event. Please be sure to look for the link in your email.

    • MAFN CoP discussions will not be recorded in order to support a safe space for learning.

    For registration or membership questions contact info@mafn.org.

    • 02/12/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Online using Zoom
    Register

    About the workshop:

    Do you find yourself describing your facilitation work differently since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic? 2020 turned the nature of work upside down. Some streams of business went on pause, virtual work reigned, and we shifted our services accordingly. If you have changed or refined your service offerings and have procrastinated updating your LinkedIn bio or website or are simply not sure where to start, this workshop is for you.

    Free yourself from the nagging feeling of updating your online presence in this 90-minute interactive workshop designed specifically for facilitators. Whether you are looking to update your LinkedIn bio or tweak your website, this workshop will give you a framework for identifying areas of highest impact. Attendees will walk away with a concrete plan for refreshing their online presence to support their work in 2021.

    As a special gift for MAFN members, all attendees will receive an audit worksheet to help formulate their strategy for updating their online presence. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to volunteer to have parts of their website or LinkedIn profile workshopped live during the session.

    Speaker:

    Lauren Mobertz (she/her) is an organization designer who aligns the needs of business, workers, and society. She brings an equity lens to evaluation and design and applies co-creative methods to bring stakeholders into strategy and organizational change.

    In a previous life, Lauren served as a marketing advisor to technology startups and spent two years on eBay's corporate communications team. A former Fulbright fellow, Lauren holds degrees in professional writing and organization development from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of San Francisco, respectively. She aims to further the field of facilitation by helping build the marketing capabilities of fellow facilitators.


    ONLINE WORKSHOP REMINDERS

    • No refunds or credits for registration cancellations.
    • Registration closes at midnight the day before the workshop.
    • Registered participants will receive instructions for joining the live session and any additional details 1 day in advance and the morning of the event. Please be sure to look for the link in your email.
    • Workshops begin promptly at 12:00PM EST.  Please log on at least 15 minutes in advance to ensure your internet connections, audio and other settings are functioning properly.
    • MAFN Members have access to all online workshop recordings via the MAFN website.
    • For registration or membership questions contact info@mafn.org.
    • 03/10/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Online using Zoom
    • 11
    Register

    Discussion on Featured Book: Leading With Dignity: How to Create a Culture That Brings Out the Best in People by Donna Hicks, Ph.D

    As facilitators and learning and development professionals we spend a great deal of time and effort helping & supporting leaders, managers, teams, and individuals to build organizations and relationships that are respectful, empathetic and trustful. Dr. Hicks’ book on Leading with Dignity is a straightforward approach to bring the concept of honoring dignity into our practice as facilitators and into our work with leaders and organizations.  Over the course of the two sessions there will be prereading and thinking questions for our conversations about the impact of having a facilitation practice built on dignity and how best to educate and support leaders of organizations to build a culture based on dignity.

    Please note that this is for MAFN members only and there is limited space, so please register early. The two sessions will build on each other, so participation in both is strongly encouraged. Be sure to register for the second session here: Conversation on Facilitation CoP: Leading with Dignity by Donna Hicks (Members Only) Part 2


    Discussion Host: Bernadette Costello

    Bernadette Costello is the Managing Partner for BCC Consulting.  She collaborates with leaders, teams, and organizations so they can reach their full potential. As a consultant, her methods involve listening intently to the needs of her clients and helping them identify focused solutions that will work best with the culture and climate.  As a coach, her focus is to help the client identify a desired impact and develop a clear plan to achieve that result. In consulting and coaching, she uses a variety of strategies and assessments/tools that have evolved after many years of facilitating and coaching. Her experience includes working with organizations, teams and leaders in the public, non-profit and higher education sectors.

    Bernadette has served as a Chapter President for Metro DC ATD, as Chair of the ATD Leader’s Conference Program Advisory Committee and is a current member of the National Advisors for Chapters. She has served on other professional organizations in leadership and volunteer roles with Virginia CUPA (Colleges and Universities Personnel Association)-HR, and the International Personnel Management Association. Bernadette received a Bachelor of Social Work from Southern Illinois University, a Master in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a doctorate in Higher Education from George Mason University. Bernadette holds an ACC coaching credential and a SHRM SCP certification.

    ONLINE CoP Discussion REMINDERS

    • If you register and cannot attend, please cancel to allow someone else to come.
    • Registration closes at midnight the day before the discussion group.
    • Registered participants will receive instructions for joining the live session and any additional details 1 day in advance and the morning of the event. Please be sure to look for the link in your email.
    • MAFN CoP discussions will not be recorded in order to support a safe space for learning.

    For registration or membership questions contact info@mafn.org.

    • 03/24/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online using Zoom
    • 28
    Register

    Discussion on Featured Book: Leading With Dignity: How to Create a Culture That Brings Out the Best in People by Donna Hicks, Ph.D

    As facilitators and learning and development professionals we spend a great deal of time and effort helping & supporting leaders, managers, teams, and individuals to build organizations and relationships that are respectful, empathetic and trustful. Dr. Hicks’ book on Leading with Dignity is a straightforward approach to bring the concept of honoring dignity into our practice as facilitators and into our work with leaders and organizations.  Over the course of the two sessions there will be prereading and thinking questions for our conversations about the impact of having a facilitation practice built on dignity and how best to educate and support leaders of organizations to build a culture based on dignity.

    Please note that this is for MAFN members only and there is limited space, so please register early. The two sessions will build on each other, so participation in both is strongly encouraged. Be sure to register for the first discussion: Conversation on Facilitation CoP: Leading with Dignity by Donna Hicks (Members Only).


    Discussion Host: Bernadette Costello

    Bernadette Costello is the Managing Partner for BCC Consulting.  She collaborates with leaders, teams, and organizations so they can reach their full potential. As a consultant, her methods involve listening intently to the needs of her clients and helping them identify focused solutions that will work best with the culture and climate.  As a coach, her focus is to help the client identify a desired impact and develop a clear plan to achieve that result. In consulting and coaching, she uses a variety of strategies and assessments/tools that have evolved after many years of facilitating and coaching. Her experience includes working with organizations, teams and leaders in the public, non-profit and higher education sectors.

    Bernadette has served as a Chapter President for Metro DC ATD, as Chair of the ATD Leader’s Conference Program Advisory Committee and is a current member of the National Advisors for Chapters. She has served on other professional organizations in leadership and volunteer roles with Virginia CUPA (Colleges and Universities Personnel Association)-HR, and the International Personnel Management Association. Bernadette received a Bachelor of Social Work from Southern Illinois University, a Master in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a doctorate in Higher Education from George Mason University. Bernadette holds an ACC coaching credential and a SHRM SCP certification.

    ONLINE CoP Discussion REMINDERS

    • If you register and cannot attend, please cancel to allow someone else to come.
    • Registration closes at midnight the day before the discussion group.
    • Registered participants will receive instructions for joining the live session and any additional details 1 day in advance and the morning of the event. Please be sure to look for the link in your email.
    • MAFN CoP discussions will not be recorded in order to support a safe space for learning.

    For registration or membership questions contact info@mafn.org.

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