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    • 04/22/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online using Zoom
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    What are very simple ways to use whiteboards, and what whiteboards are the easiest accessible for not-tech savvy participants? We will (probably) play with Google Jamboard and Padlet and look at simple ways to use them, without needing 30 minutes of explanation.

    • Come open to learning 

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

    • Bring your questions, share your expertise

    • Sessions will not be recorded in order to create a safe learning space. 


    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.

    • 04/23/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online using Zoom
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    Duration: 3-hour workshop (includes a little networking time)

    About the workshop:

    An organisation’s values are its greatest asset. Often values are not mobilised and remain as posters on the walls. Yet Values are so personal. If people are not feeling connected to their organisation’s values it is often because they have not been engaged in their development or in any conversation about what it looks like when those values are lived. Giving employees an opportunity to hear and tell stories of the organisations values in action, increases their impact. This helps derive value from values and close the “values mismatch gap” between espoused and practiced values.

    Learning Objectives 

    In this session, participants will learn:

    • How to use facilitation for values conversations in organisations 
    • How to tell stories using facilitation  
    • How to host stories using facilitation

    This is a 3-hour online workshop. It will take place from 12:00pm to 3pm EST.

    Speaker: 

    Kavi Arasu
    Kavi is founder of FLyntrok Consulting and specialises in organisational and individual change. He works with organisations across the board, in institutionalising people change and culture. Values have been an important part of his work by default or by design. This has ranged from defining and socialising values in organisations to keeping values as a foundation for change (Industries: Manufacturing, Agriculture, Legal, Shipping, Finance, Pharmaceutical, IT). IAF conferences where Kavi has facilitated workshops: IAF India Annual Conference 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019; IAFAsia Annual Conference 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019). https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaviarasu/

    Stephen Berkeley
    Stephen Berkeley is Director Global Business for Flyntrok Consulting (Brisbane Australia),  He is a Change and Culture Facilitator. Stephen has two decades of experience in helping individuals and organisations harness the power of their values (National Coordinator Living Values Education Program (1999-2004), Facilitator Values in Healthcare a Spiritual Approach 2007 to present. IAF conferences where Stephen has facilitated workshops: IAF India Annual Conference 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019; IAFAsia Annual Conference 2017, 2018, 2019. https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenberkeley/

    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.
    • 05/07/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online using Zoom
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    Duration: 90-minute workshop

    About the workshop:

    If you have ever been asked "Can you please help us? We have so many issues in my office I don't know where to start", then this is the workshop for you. It will focus on how to intervene in office environments experiencing high levels of conflict. The workshop will provide a highly customizable template for engaging in such interventions, along with tools for facilitating critical conversations and other suggested strategies for providing "full spectrum" interventions.

    This workshop will focus on two primary topics:If you have ever been asked "Can you please help us? We have so many issues in my office I don't know where to start", then this is the workshop for you. It will focus on how to intervene in office environments experiencing high levels of conflict. The workshop will provide a highly customizable template for engaging in such interventions, along with tools for facilitating critical conversations and other suggested strategies for providing "full spectrum" interventions.
    This workshop will focus on two primary topics:

    1. Designing “wide spectrum” interventions into workplaces experiencing conflict. The workshop will provide a “template” approach from which the practitioner can modify the intervention according to the needs of the specific situation. We will examine the different phases of these interventions and explore the various activities present in each phase. In addition we will discuss the issues, concerns, tools, tactics and approaches practitioners can use in each phase.

    2. Drill down into a model for “hard to handle discussions” around topics that are difficult to address. This model focuses on exploring mental models, unstated expectations, assumptions, norms, behaviors and triggers which typically drive group conflicts. We will also specifically look at the conceptual framework behind the model presented, as well as tools to assist in the facilitation of these discussions.
    Learning Objectives
    In this session, participants will:
    • Provide and familiarize participants  with a template approach to interventions in systemic conflicts that can be used/modified with clients
    • Determine specific approaches and activities to use with clients in specific phases of these interventions, and understand how and why to apply them
    • Provide and familiarize participants  with a conceptual approach to difficult conversations focusing on “getting below the waterline of the iceberg” to raise the unconscious drivers of conflict
    This is a 90-minute online workshop. It will take place from 12:00pm to 1:30pm EST.

    Speaker:
    Pete Swanson is the Chief Practitioner for the Office of Conflict Management and Prevention at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). He first served as a Mediator for FMCS from 1989-2000. Prior to rejoining FMCS in late 2018, he was a senior partner with Carr Swanson & Randolph, LLC for eighteen years.

    Mr. Swanson has extensive domestic and international experience helping a diverse range of national and international clients. He has worked in over 50 federal/state/local and international agencies and organizations in four continents and 23 countries. He specializes in merging the disciplines of conflict resolution, leadership development, coaching, organizational development and training/education to provide systemic and holistic approaches to client challenges.


    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.
    • 05/19/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online using Zoom
    • 38
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    Positive Intelligence uses what we know about neuroscience and gives us a way to use it every day in our facilitation practice. The strategies of Positive Intelligence help quiet those pesky inner voices that keep us from being our best and enables us to help others be their best. The session will discuss the strategies (you will practice at least 1), and you will leave with a different mindset to up your facilitation game.

    To make the most of this session, please take the Positive Intelligence Assessment linked here (it is free) AND watch this 20 minute Ted Talk of Dr. Shirzad Chamine discussing the basics of Positive Intelligence. Dr. Shirzad Chamine created the Positive Intelligence framework based on his research and practice while at Stanford University.

    A few notes about our Community of Practice:

    • Come open to learning (growth mindset)
    • Not expert led- hosted by members with space to learn from all
    • Sessions are not recorded inorder to create a safe learning space
    • Please do the pre-work so you can fully engage in the conversation

    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.

    • 05/21/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online using Zoom
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    Duration: 3-hour workshop (includes a little networking time)

    About the workshop:

    Resistance is a natural and inevitable part of any group process, occurring whenever people anticipate change or confront boundaries. Rather than seeing resistance as an obstacle, we can use it as a way of supporting the work of the group, promoting healthy and productive engagement that allows them to bring their work to a close. 

    By participating in this session, you will learn about the Gestalt perspective on resistance and ways you can use this to increase your effectiveness as a facilitator. You will be better equipped to help groups engage productively with resistance, resulting in improved outcomes.

    Learning Objectives 

    • Heighten awareness of the different forms that resistance might take, and how to distinguish those variations.
    • Learn approaches to creatively engage with resistance at the level of self, individual, and the group.
    • Gain appreciation of resistance as a normal part of any successful intervention.

    This is a 3-hour online workshop. It will take place from 12:00pm to 3pm EST.

    Speaker:

    Michael Randel founded Randel Consulting Associates and works with a team of associates to support leaders and organizations through change and growth. The focus of his work with leaders and teams is helping them navigate through the complex challenges facing organizations today. As a result of his work, his clients are stronger, more successful and positioned for future growth.  

    Michael works at individual, team, organizational and societal levels with the full spectrum of private, public and non-profit organizations. While most of his current work takes place in the United States, Michael has worked with clients in more than 30 countries. Michael is a graduate of the prestigious International Gestalt Organization and Leadership Development (iGOLD) program.  Learn more at www.RCAChangeAdvisors.com


    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.
    • 06/11/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online using Zoom
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    Duration: 90-minute workshop

    About the workshop:

    You are a skilled facilitator doing important work. You’ve spent so much of this last year taking great care of your clients, creating deeply impactful experiences in a constantly changing environment. 

    But how often do you take care of you? What might be there for you if you intentionally prioritized time for self-care and inner tending on your calendar? How might taking care of you help you in your personal life and in your facilitation work?

    Our 90-minute interactive and experiential session will help participants deepen their self-care efforts by cultivating self-love as a mindset for aliveness and thriving. This session will address and foster personal growth and development and help you prioritize inner tending as a necessary ingredient for leadership in facilitation.  

    This interactive session will engage participants through whole group, small group, and interactive experiences that include personal reflection time, breathwork, guided breakout sessions for discussion and sharing, chat sharing, and a mind-body exploration to help each participant embody their personal roadmap.  

    Participants will receive a digital workbook to follow along during the session.

    Learning Objectives
    In this session, participants will:
    • Build self-awareness and an understanding of mindset and patterns that impact how they show up in their personal and professional lives.
    • Develop a toolbox of mind-body practices to release stress and re-charge from within
    • Attune to a personal definition of self-love and aliveness
    • Explore how to nurture and cultivate their personal thriving filters
    • Create a personal self-love roadmap
    This is a 90-minute online workshop. It will take place from 12:00pm to 1:30pm EST.

    Speaker:

    About Elena Sonnino
    Elena Sonnino is an ALIVENESS coach, speaker, and yoga teacher. 

    But what most people say about Elena is that she brings delightful sparks of energy to everything she does. 

    Elena is on a mission to help YOU be the Sunrise In YOUR Pocket. She believes that the only thing you need to be ALIVE and thriving in this world – is YOU. And that it is time to replace overwhelm, overthinking, and survival mode with aliveness as the metric for thriving and success. 

    Elena helps individuals and groups take back and step into their aliveness by connecting to their most important relationship – the one with themselves with each beat of the heart or ebb and flow of the breath. Her work moves you from beyond shoulds and into delight, one day at a time. 

    Elena has been featured by Rancho La Puerta Wellness Resort and Spa, Safe States Alliance, Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, Tiny Buddha, and the Chopra Center. Learn more about Elena at www.elenasonnino.com or by listening to her Sunrise in Your Pocket podcast. Or watch a clip of Elena’s speakingHERE.

    Speaking and Facilitation Testimonials

    LIZABETH WESELY-CASELLA, CEO L-12 SERVICE LLC 

    “The best gift I could give to my team, and to myself, during the COVID crisis was time to reflect and center.  I lead a virtual staff with members all over the country, and in the current environment, it became evident that each of us was yearning for a sense of closeness we simply couldn’t access with weekly meetings and cheery notes.  We needed to dig deep to reflect on who we still are, both as a team and as individuals, in order to experience our innate power and calm. We needed to remind our bodies and our minds what it feels like to thrive, to have hope, to feel empowered – bringing Elena into our virtual space did exactly that.  Elena provided the opportunity for us to come together and reassert those special characteristics that allow us to be present and to contribute our best to the team and to our clients. I have witnessed my team returning to a place of confidence, eager to explore the future of our work, knowing that their wisdom and strength will guide them through uncertainty." 

    LISA SLEVIN, HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER, AECOM

    ”Elena did an outstanding job speaking to our employees about the importance of trusting their own inner guidance so that actions, both professionally and personally, align with their purpose. Her energy was contagious as she walked us through the 5 steps of creating the life we truly desire. Everyone was lifted by Elena’s message.” 

    Move out of survival mode to THRIVE in your life with more curiosity, purpose, and delight.

    ElenaSonnino.com

    Listen to the Sunrise in Your Pocket Podcast


    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.

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