Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network

Call for Facilitators
MAFN 2022-2023 Online Workshop 

The MAFN Professional Development Team invites you to submit one or more proposals for the 2022-2023 workshop season which runs from September 2022 through June 2023.  

Based on feedback from our members, we plan to continue offering mostly virtual workshops. We are optimistic that we will be able to hold a few workshops in-person and are open to receiving proposals for in-person workshops, as long as the presenter could transition to an online format if conditions warrant.

Traditionally, we have held 90-minute (free for MAFN members) and 3-hour workshops (paid with a discount for members).

This year, we will consider alternative formats so we can offer more variety and innovative options.  We are also interested in ideas for ways to help MAFN members connect with each other and build a stronger community.

If you would like to propose an alternative format or have a suggestion for an event that would help build community among MAFN members, please be sure to clearly articulate the value of the alternative format/idea in your workshop description when you submit your proposal.

NOTE: Proposals received by Wednesday, August 9 will be reviewed in our first round of reviews.

After that, we will review proposals on a rolling basis until our calendar is filled.

Proposals are starting to come in already, so get yours in soon!

Review Speaker Information Sheet

Be advised that MAFN workshops are NOT speeches or presentations. We are looking for highly engaging, interactive sessions – the kind that motivates participants to pay close attention and stay engaged. 

Content Focus for 2022-2023 Series

We welcome content that covers a wide range of skills, techniques, and processes related to facilitation. In response to member interest and as facilitators committed to helping groups reflect, converge, and act, we encourage sessions that focus on:

  • How to improve engagement and interactivity
  • Technical tools relating to facilitation
  • Techniques for ensuring accessibility
  • Rethinking our roles and behaviors in furthering racial and social justice
  • Culture Change
  • Topics around facilitating strategic planning
  • Methodologies and techniques
  • MAFN community-building
  • Building a stronger facilitation business

Please note that all workshops are recorded unless special arrangements are made with MAFN when scheduling the workshop. Recordings will be made available to workshop participants (and to all MAFN members via the password-protected MAFN website). 

If you have questions, please contact Linda Howard at workshops@mafn.org

Ready to submit a workshop proposal? Be sure to read all details in the Speaker Information Sheet.

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