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    • 03/29/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Government Accountability Office (GAO), 441 G St, NW, Washington, DC, 7th floor, Room 7N36, classroom 9
    • 17
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    SPECIAL EVENT: Lego® Serious Play® for Teams 

    LEGO SERIOUS PLAY invites you to think with your hands, listen with your eyes, and experience a kinesthetic/visual thinking/storytelling approach that will completely engage you in a fun, all-hands-in way. It brings together visual thinking, the power of storytelling, and systems thinking while creating shared understanding and achieving group consensus.

    This session is an introduction (and not certification) to facilitating LEGO SERIOUS PLAY methods and materials for forming, developing and norming teams, followed by a simple team activity for group design and decision-making using design-thinking and/or LEAN visual templates. It will be completely participatory: you will be using LEGO bricks to build 3-dimensional embodied metaphors and then telling the stories of the models you build. 

    In this workshop, you will experience first-hand how this method is both fun and can have great impact. Even if you’ve never touched a LEGO® brick before, you’ll gain an understanding of the core process of LEGO Serious Play, where every participant contributes and is heard.

    This session is perfect for you if you’re a leader, manager, facilitator, consultant and/or practitioner who works with or supports cross-functional teams. The methodology can be used to fast-track team communication and shared goals, and/or align and synchronize teams undergoing  a transformation or change in personnel. In this session, we’ll begin with basic skills using LEGO SERIOUS PLAY methods and materials.  We’ll then model early team formation by: establishing core values; co-creating simple guiding principles; examining team identity; and building team strengths and insights. You’ll take part in a group activity run through Serious Play.

    Each participant will receive a personal LEGO SERIOUS PLAY 49-piece Explorer kit for their own use.

    Workshop attendance is limited to 40 participants (2 groups of 20 participants per facilitator) and requires a $189.00 payment for materials and supplies.  Note: attendance at this workshop is NOT included in the MAFN 2018-2019 series subscription.  Participants must register by Friday March 15, 2019. 

    About the Presenter

    Dean Meyers is a visual facilitator and certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator.  After training in graphic facilitation between 2009-2011, he dedicated his consulting practice to applying this approach in all his work. Additionally, while teaching and training Design Thinking, in which he uses kinesthetic activities and flat visuals, he formally added the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® certification to his credentials in 2017, after employing the method for two years. His certification is registered with The LEGO® Group.

    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
    • 43
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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
    • 39
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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
    • 46
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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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