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    • 09/28/2018
    • 06/28/2019
    • Government Accountability Office (GAO), 441 G St, NW, Washington, DC, Room 7N36, classroom 9
    Registration is closed
    MAFN’s signature DC Facilitators Workshop Series consists of 9 interactive three-hour sessions on various topics related to the practice and business of facilitation. [Note:  You'll be able to enroll in the March 29th SPECIAL EVENT at a later time. Stay tuned!]

    Download the description of our new program of DC Workshops for 2018-19.

    Register for the whole series of 9 DC workshops and save!

    By registering for the series, you have a guaranteed place in every workshop.  And you will save from 25% or more of the cost of registering for individual events.

    The member rate for DC Workshops will be $55 per session.
    The non-member rate for DC Workshops will be $88 per session.

    Early-Bird discounts for Members are available until September 15.

    The regular series price for Members will be available until October 19th, when the opportunity to purchase the DC Workshop Series will end.

    The regular price for Non-Members applies until October 19th.

    Not a member?  Become a member of MAFN today and take immediate advantage of our special member-only discounts.


    • 10/26/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Government Accountability Office (GAO), 441 G St, NW, Washington, DC, 7th floor, Room 7N36, classroom 9
    • 26
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    Drawing for Graphic Facilitation and Graphic Recording

    Drawing in front of groups can be one of the biggest mental blocks to graphic recording and graphic facilitation.  But you don't need years of practice or natural talent to develop a visual vocabulary to draw from.  Expand your mental gallery of go-to images to represent even the most abstract concepts!

    In this workshop, we'll cover:
    • How to draw ANYTHING from seed shapes
    • Building your unique visual vocabulary to represent abstract concepts
    • Simple figure drawing techniques
    • Chart layouts for text and drawings
    • Resources for building visual libraries
    • Callouts, containers, connectors, and special effects.

    As a group, we'll:
    • Share our favorite icons
    • Crowd source visuals for the concepts YOU want to learn
    • Scribe a live group discussion between participants
    • Harvest your favorite tips and tricks for drawing big!

    We'll work both large on the wall and on small paper. Paper and Neuland markers will be provided.

    About the Presenter

    Brian Tarallo is a graphic facilitator and the managing director of Lizard Brain Solutions (www. lizardbrainsolutions.com.)  He works with clients to visually solve their most critical issues.  His areas of focus include corporate strategy, organizational development, leadership development, and strategic planning.  Brian is an associate of the Grove Consultants International, a training subject matter expert for the Army’s “Red Team School” (UFMCS - the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies), a member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF), a sponsor, member, and presenter of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners (IFVP), a member and presenter of the Chesapeake Bay Organizational Development Network (CBODN) and a member and presenter of the Mid-Atlantic Facilitators' Network (MAFN.)

    Brian’s clients include federal agencies, national associations, and major firms within the healthcare, defense, and management consulting industries.   In 2014, Brian delivered a TEDx Talk, "What's Wrong with This Picture," on the power of visual literacy, which has had more than 16,000 combined views.

    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.



     
    • 10/26/2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Bar Deco, 717 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC
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    Come and join the MAFN community for great food and networking immediately after our October workshop. 

    The event is open to all members and friends of MAFN so please feel free to join us, even if you are not able to make the workshop that day.

    Please register in advance, at no cost, so we can have an estimate of how many people to expect. We look forward to seeing you there!

    • 11/16/2018
    • 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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    Prism of Value: Building Your Professional Brand for Success

    Do you ever get frustrated because your bosses or clients don’t fully appreciate what you bring to the table as a facilitator? Are you not getting the opportunities inside your organization or winning the business as an external consultant that you want?  If the answer is yes to either of these questions, chances are you are not communicating why what you do matters to those who matter to you.  Most people get stuck in the prism of me, droning on about their qualifications and experience without making the connection that wins trust and opportunity.

    In this lively, interactive workshop, you will learn how to communicate through the prism of value to develop your unique personal or organizational brand, enhance your outreach, visibility, and connections, re-write your unique narrative to resonate with important audience(s), and gain an understanding of the right channels through which to deliver your messages.

    About the Presenter

    Liz Wainger is a communications advisor, writer and speaker who has spent more than two decades showing executives and their teams how to frame and deliver messages that win hearts, minds and business. She is the founder of a strategic communications firm, Wainger Group, where she has developed campaigns, strategies and coaching workshops for Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, nonprofits and government agencies that inspire action and achieve results. She is author of the book, Prism of Value: Connect, Convince and Influence When It Matters.  Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal and on Huffington Post.  Follow her on Twitter @lizwainger or connect on Linked In or at liz@waingergroup.com.

    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.



     
    • 12/14/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Government Accountability Office (GAO), 441 G St, NW, Washington, DC, 7th floor, Room 7N36, classroom 9
    • 37
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    What If? The Art of Scenario Thinking

    “When humans plan, the gods laugh.” No matter what the context, the ability to shift gears as circumstances change is critically important.  It’s even better to anticipate potential shifts and develop ways to respond or mitigate the impacts in advance.  Doing so helps you pressure test your plans, reduce uncertainty, and strengthen your ability to manage the work (and reach your objectives), even when the world shifts.  In this workshop, we’ll explore scenario thinking – what it is, how it works, and when it’s useful. No “death-by-Powerpoint”; come ready to think broadly, contribute actively, and work through challenges on the fly.

    In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to:
    •    Apply the fundamentals of scenario thinking and planning, and why it’s helpful
    •    Guide others in creating scenarios
    •    Practice creating scenarios.

    About the Presenter

    Tara Rethore, CEO of M. Beacon Enterprises (www.mbeaconenterprises.com), works with organizations and leaders to develop realistic business strategies and to break them down into the key actions that allow them to succeed.  Tara has successfully done everything she teaches, both as a senior executive at Fortune 500 corporations and as a consultant to many more. Her inspirational style is ideal for all kinds of speaking engagements. Using discipline, humor and honesty, she delivers engaging content and immediately actionable learning.

    Tara earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and an AB cum laude from Mount Holyoke College. She can also be found commenting on business strategy, execution, and results in Strategy for Real™ and on Twitter: @TRethore.

    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.



     

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