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Facilitator webinar series

Grow professionally and network with fellow facilitators from across the region and beyond through MAFN's Facilitator Webinar Series!  This exciting schedule of live interactive and collaborative educational webinars connects participants with facilitation experts from around the world.

Webinars begin promptly at 12:00PM Eastern Time, depending on the topic of the event.

Upcoming Webinars


About the MAFN Facilitator Webinar Series:

The MAFN Facilitation Webinar strives to provide you with:
  • A brief overview of a topic and an interactive experience where you'll be contributing and sharing with each other, while learning tips and tricks from our presenters - a true "web-seminar“
  • General knowledge and exposure to emerging ideas and techniques from various fields to help you expand your facilitation skills
  • A collaborative educational experience to help you connect and learn with other facilitators from around the world

Registering and Cost

  • Every live webinar is a FREE benefit for MAFN members, but you must register beforehand to participate. 
  • Please note that there is a fee for non-members to participate. 
  • There will be no refunds or credits for webinar registration cancellations.

What to expect

  • Approximately 1-2 days prior to each webinar, registered participants will receive instructions for joining the live Zoom webinar session.
  • Make sure to download the Zoom app before attending your first webinar
  • Webinars begin promptly at 9:00am or 12:00PM Eastern Time, depending on the topic of the event.   We recommend you log-in to the website 15 minutes prior to confirm your audio and Internet connections.
  • We recommend rebooting your computer about 10-15 minutes prior to joining one of MAFN's webinars to prevent software and browser conflicts.

Webinar Recordings and Post-Webinar Documents

  • A link to the webinar recordings, chat contents, and any handouts is sent to all registrants approximately 1-2 weeks after the webinar.
  • MAFN members can also access past recordings of webinars here.


JOIN MAFN now and gain access to all our previous webinars listed below!


Upcoming events

    • 04/29/2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Online using Zoom
    Register

    Duration: 3 Hour workshop

    About the workshop

    NOTE: This workshop is on a MONDAY, not our typical Friday.

    What is generative artificial intelligence (AI)? How will it change the field of facilitation? How can it help my business, my clients, and save me time? How can I get started and feel confident with AI tools? How can using these various AI tools increase my AI expertise as a facilitator?  

    Join us for a practical, hands-on workshop that delves into the essential questions of generative AI (like ChatGPT) and its potentially transformative impact on facilitation. We’ll explore a range of popular, easy-to-use AI tools including ChatGPT and Google Bard -- as well as some plug-ins to those services and some more facilitator-specific AI tools like Stormz. Through real demonstrations, do-it-yourself activities, and small group interactions, you'll come away with a strong foundation on AI as it relates to facilitation. You'll have actionable ways to improve your work, impress clients, and save hours of your own time.

    Learning Objectives 

    In this session, participants will:

    • Explore easy-to-use AI tools, including ChatGPT and Google Bard

    • Gain hands-on experience using the tools in a safe and supported space

    • Experience actionable ways you can save hours of your time before and after the workshop

    NOTE: This workshop will be recorded for distribution to all who register (breakout rooms will not be recorded).

    This is a 3-hour workshop. It will take place starting at 12:00pm EDT

    Speakers:

    Lee Gimpel runs Better Meetings, a meeting facilitation, training and strategy firm. The company works with associations, government agencies, and companies to improve their meetings and events. Lee’s meeting methodology is built on collaboration, engagement, and human-centered design. Much of the firm’s work leverages networking and connection-building, be that at cross-silo strategy sessions, team-building retreats, or large-scale industry conferences. He is the creator of the Conference Organizers Summit and leads a DC-area community of practice for facilitators. Often quoted about group engagement in such publications as The Guardian, USA Today, and HuffPost, he is also the contributing expert on meetings and facilitation for Forbes.

    Erin Nicole Gordon is a certified professional facilitator, integral coach and seasoned strategy consultant with specialties in strategic planning, visualization and creative leadership. As founding facilitator of WAYFIND, she and teaming partners provide professional facilitation, consulting, training and coaching services that leverage creative techniques and visual methods to map futures, navigate uncertainty and chart new ways of working. Learn more about Erin.

    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 Eastern.  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.
    • 05/06/2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Online using Zoom
    Register
    What work do facilitators need to do themselves around DEI, before leading DEI-related conversations? This MAFN Racial Justice Community of Practice session will focus on what kinds of education, certification, and other preparations facilitators should consider in order to be effective at facilitating conversations around diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, belonging, and/or justice (DEIA/B/J).  Join us for a conversation with Sukari Pinnock Fitts, MSOD, PCC, drawing upon her years of experience as a consultant, and the designer of and former Program Director for Georgetown’s Executive Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (part of the Georgetown Institute for Transformational Leadership).

    PLEASE NOTE: MAFN Communities of Practice are only open to MAFN members.

    About the Speaker:

    Sukari is a seasoned Organization Development (OD) Consultant and Leadership Coach (PCC), specializing in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility; Leadership and executive Development; Organization Transitions; Polarity Management; and Team Building. She is the owner and CEO of Shiftwork Consulting.  Her Master’s degree in Organization Development is from the American University. Her undergraduate degree, in Labor Studies, is from the National Labor College.  She holds a Coaching Certificate from the Georgetown Leadership Coaching Program, a Diversity Practitioner’s Certificate from the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science, a Certificate in Gestalt OD and Leadership Development from the iGOLD Center, and is certified by andiron as a Polarities Navigator Practitioner.

    ONLINE CoP Discussion REMINDERS

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

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

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

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

    • 05/17/2024
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Online using Zoom
    Register

    Duration: 2-hour workshop

    About the workshop

    As interpersonal trust has plummeted and Americans have lost the ability to talk to each other across ideological divides, the effects have been seeping into our workplaces. Learn about the trends that are exacerbating the issue and how you can help organizations respond. We’ll discuss skills that are specifically designed to address these sorts of rifts, as well as the longer-term work that builds a culture where ideas flow freely and many perspectives are welcomed.

    Learning Objectives 

    In this session, participants will:

    • Learn how ideological polarization impacts organizations and their cultures, and squashes diversity of thought

    • Explore the principles behind bridging ideological divides at work and learn to incorporate these ideas within their work

    • Discover norms and practices for cultures that value diverse perspectives and stave off the threat of organizational monoculture   

    NOTE: This workshop will be recorded for distribution to all who register (breakout rooms will not be recorded).

    This is a 2-hour workshop. It will take place starting at 12:00pm EDT.

    Speakers:

    Randy Lioz helps organizations of all types develop healthy cultures that foster a sense of belonging for a wide variety of members and employees. He has worked with organizations from a range of sectors to address internal cultural challenges, including businesses, nonprofits, religious organizations and educational institutions.

    At the leading national depolarization group Braver Angels he led the effort to migrate events to the online environment during the pandemic, and has regularly led workshops for regional and national audiences, in addition to spreading the depolarization message through interviews, speeches, writing, and podcast appearances.

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    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 Eastern.  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.
    • 05/21/2024
    • 10/15/2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Online using Zoom
    • 34
    Register

    Duration: 60-minutes

    About the CoP

    MAFN is pleased to announce and launch its first Coaching CoP to support the many coaches of MAFN. Its leaders, Holly Martinson and Dawn McAvoy, seek to build a community that is based on safety, collaboration, learning, and feedback. We will meet on the third Tuesday of each month 12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT. Our first meeting is Tuesday, May 21st, at 12:00 pm EDT.  

    NOTE: This workshop will NOT BE recorded.

    This is a monthly Community of Practice workshop. It will take place starting at 12:00pm EDT the third Tuesday of each month.

    Speakers: Holly Martinson with Patient Minds and Dawn McAvoy with McAvoy Consulting

    Holly Martinson, M.Ed., is an Integrative Executive Function Coach supporting neurodivergent individuals. She has 20+ years of experience in the field of coaching, education and curriculum development. She combines coaching for Executive Functioning skills with tools for wellbeing from a holistic perspective. In addition to coaching clients, she presents and teaches on topics related to coaching, neurodiversity, stress management, mindfulness, and wellbeing.

    Because Holly is passionate about wellbeing, she is also a Registered Yoga Instructor (E-RYT-200) with several hours of mindfulness training. Her experience has included working as an adjunct faculty teaching yoga through the Department of Health and Human Performance at Marymount University and serving on the faculty of a yoga teacher training program through a studio in Northern Virginia.

    Holly earned her M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction and her bachelor's in psychology. While working in the public school system, she participated in extensive coaching and facilitation training. Holly is currently pursuing her ACC coach credential through ICF and is a member of MAFN and ICF.

    Holly is on the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization, The Heart Leaf Center, which provides mental health services for underserved children and families.

    Dawn McAvoy has over 25 years of professional experience (nonprofits, corporations, small businesses, higher education, and early education). In her coaching practice, she brings empathy, curiosity, and support to each client experience. While building a collaborative partnership, and incorporating action planning and accountability measures, she sets her clients up for sustainable success.

    Dawn earned her master’s degree in organizational leadership and a bachelor’s degree in English. Her professional certifications are the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, EQ-i 2.0/360, and Certified Professional Career Coach (with PARWCC). As a certified FranklinCovey facilitator, she has facilitated leadership development courses, including The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Project Management Essentials, and The 6 Critical Practices for Leading Teams, in the Federal government.

    She is a member of the Project Management Institute and Mid-Atlantic Facilitator’s Network, where she currently serves on the Board. She is also especially passionate about supporting organizations that elevate women and girls, the environment, and education.

    ONLINE CoP Discussion REMINDERS

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

    • 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 space for learning.

    For registration or membership questions contact info@mafn.org.For registration or membership questions contact info@mafn.org.
    • 06/03/2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Online using Zoom
    • 10
    Register

    SessionLab helps facilitators, consultants and team leaders to design and deliver effective workshops with an easy-to-use workshop agenda planner tool and the biggest online library of facilitation resources.

    Come and join a  90-minute masterclass, where you can explore the tool for yourself! This is an interactive session, where you can ask questions, and make headway with your workshop agenda. You’ll have the opportunity to explore SessionLab yourself, and to find out how this great resource can help you to plan and run effective workshops.

    Have you got a question about planning a workshop in SessionLab? On June 3rd at 12PM ET, Carrin and Andy from SessionLab will answer your questions live! Please bring any questions or challenges with you, and they’ll be happy to show you how SessionLab can help.

    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 - will be hosted by peers with space to learn from all

    • Bring your questions, share your expertise

    ONLINE CoP Discussion REMINDERS

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

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

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

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

    Andy Pearson

    Carrin Robertson

    For registration or membership questions contact info@mafn.org.For registration or membership questions contact info@mafn.org.
    • 06/07/2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Online using Zoom
    Register

    Duration: 90-minute workshop

    About the workshop

    Participants will identify elements of an effective meeting and learn how to choose appropriate meeting facilitation formats and consensus building processes (brainstorming, prioritizing, etc.) to lead meetings effectively. They will learn how to identify problem participants and tactics to redirect tangents and derailers. The facilitation skills gained in this session will translate into an increased willingness to take risks, more productive meetings, faster decision-making, and more co-creation.

    Learning Objectives 

    In this session, participants will:

    • Identify elements of an effective meeting

    • Learn how to choose appropriate meeting facilitation formats and consensus building processes

    • Explore how to identify problem participants and tactics to redirect tangents and derailers

    NOTE: This workshop will be recorded for distribution to all who register (breakout rooms will not be recorded).

    This is a 90-min workshop. It will take place starting at 12:00pm EDT.

    NOTE: All MAFN members are invited to stay for the MAFN Annual meeting which will be held immediately following the workshop on the same Zoom link.  Please let us know you will attend by registering for the annual meeting here: 

    REGISTER FOR ANNUAL MEETING 

    Speaker:

    Since 2016, Tricia Homer has been coaching executives and teaching at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. In this role she offers workshops, one-on-one sessions and group coaching that address communication skill gaps. Most recently, she was a Senior Program Officer at the US Institute of Peace. In this role, she was a senior expert in training. She led training and supported curriculum design for projects across the U.S., as well as in Rwanda, Oman, Iraq, Egypt, and Uzbekistan.


    ONLINE WORKSHOP REMINDERS

    • No refunds or credits for registration cancellations.
    • 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 Eastern.  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.
    • 06/07/2024
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Online using Zoom
    Register

    Come join your fellow MAFN members for our Annual Meeting. We will have networking, a MAFN Trivia game, a review of our FY24 accomplishments, along with FY25 goals, and a raffle. We look forward to seeing you there!

    NOTE: This meeting will NOT be recorded, so please join us!

    Please note that this is for MAFN members only.

    For registration or membership questions contact info@mafn.org

    • 06/26/2024
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Online using Zoom
    • 35
    Register

    Many of us have used Mentimeter before, as a participant or as a facilitator of a session, but often not beyond the simple poll or colorful word cloud. In this Tech COP Brian Tarallo will show us many different ways of using this online polling tool, that turns your participant's devices into an audience response tool during a virtual, in-person, or hybrid event.

    Bring your questions and use cases. How might you want to use online polling?

    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 - will be hosted by peers with space to learn from all
    • Bring your questions, share your expertise

    ONLINE CoP Discussion REMINDERS

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

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

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

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

Past events

03/28/2024 MAFN Online Workshop: Facilitator Fusion Networking
03/25/2024 MAFN Technology COP: Playing with Whiteboards within Zoom Meeting as Jamboard alternative (Members Only)
03/19/2024 MAFN's Online Workshop Series: Polish Your Pitch…an interactive 2-part masterclass for pitching ideas and strategies to your clients and leaders that inspire, engage, and influence
03/15/2024 MAFN's March 15th Online Workshop: Synergy in Action: Unlocking the Power of Impactful Co-facilitation
02/09/2024 MAFN's February 9th Online Workshop: A Facilitator's Gifts: Uncovering Your Unique Strengths & Style
01/29/2024 MAFN Technology COP: Tech Community of Practice hosts a playtime with using Google Slides as Jamboard alternative (Members Only)
01/12/2024 MAFN's January 12th Online Workshop: Use an IR Digraph to Help Prioritize a Group of Goals or Ideas
01/10/2024 2043 is Coming! A MAFN Racial Justice Community of Practice Event (Members Only)
01/08/2024 MAFN's Online Workshop Series: MAFN Organizational Culture Change Cohort
12/08/2023 MAFN's December 8th Online Workshop: The Power of Reflection: Facilitating Self and Situational Awareness
11/27/2023 MAFN Technology COP: Tech Community of Practice hosts a playtime with Figjam (Members Only)
11/17/2023 MAFN's November 17th Online Workshop: A Framework for Relational Facilitation
11/02/2023 MAFN's November Online Workshop Series: How to Turn Your Expertise Into Scalable and Saleable Intellectual Property
10/13/2023 MAFN's October 13th Online Workshop: Moving and Shaking in Virtual Training!
09/29/2023 MAFN's September 29th Online Workshop: Leverage Learner Variability to Optimize Engagement & Outcomes in Your Workshops
09/11/2023 Racial Justice Community of Practice: The Deep Democracy Approach
06/09/2023 MAFN's June 9th Hybrid Workshop: Making Hybrid Meetings Meaningful: A Learning Lab for Creating (and Running!) Inclusive Hybrid Meetings
06/02/2023 MAFN's June 2nd Online Workshop: Making Podcasts Work for You – as a Host or a Guest
05/23/2023 MAFN/SEAF Facilitation Mastermind Series - Managing relationships with clients and sponsors
05/12/2023 MAFN's May 12th Online Workshop: Accessible Workshops: Tips and Tools for Engaging Participants Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, Deaf, or Hard of Hearing
05/05/2023 MAFN's May 5th Online Workshop: The Engagement Spiral
04/28/2023 MAFN's April 28th Online Workshop: Jolts: Shake Up Your Sessions with Fun and Intention
04/25/2023 Racial Justice CoP: Building a Case for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
04/14/2023 MAFN's April 14th Online Workshop: Beneficial Synergies and Profitable Partnerships Among You and Your Facilitation Network
03/24/2023 MAFN's March 24th Online Workshop: Flexing Your Facilitation Style with the Enneagram
03/14/2023 MAFN/SEAF Facilitation Mastermind Series - Marketing and messaging your facilitation brand
03/10/2023 MAFN's March 10th Online Workshop: Using Conflict as a Catalyst
02/24/2023 MAFN's February 24th Online Workshop: Microaggressions - Slights, Slips, and Slurs
02/21/2023 Black History Month - What’s The Point? A MAFN Racial Justice Community of Practice Event
02/10/2023 MAFN's February 10th Online Workshop: Mining the Gold in Mistakes & Failure
01/27/2023 MAFN ANNUAL MEETING AND A FREE SESSION ON USING SOCIAL MEDIA
01/13/2023 MAFN's January 13th Online Workshop: 6 Questions to Unlock Adaptive Strategy Options
01/10/2023 MAFN/SEAF Facilitation Mastermind Series - Collaborations, referrals, and informal and formal partnerships
12/16/2022 MAFN's December 16th Online Workshop: Hacks for Complex Events
12/09/2022 MAFN's December 9th Online Workshop: Introduction to Facilitating with Visuals
11/29/2022 Racial Justice CoP: Body-Based Practices: Responding to Racialized Encounters in our Work
11/18/2022 MAFN's November 18th Online Workshop: Can Improv Make Your Trainings More Effective? Yes, And!
11/04/2022 MAFN's November 4th Online Workshop: Experience a Virtual Escape Room as a Team Building Activity
10/28/2022 MAFN's October 28th Online Workshop: Transform Your Facilitation through Cultural Fluency
10/25/2022 Racial Justice CoP: Racial Justice Community of Practice: Power Dynamics (Members Only)
10/14/2022 MAFN's October 14th Online Workshop:Role Plays without the Eye Rolls
09/30/2022 MAFN's September 30th Online Workshop: The Empathy Decathlon
09/23/2022 MAFN's September 23rd Online Workshop:Beyond Assessments: Adding Experiential Learning to Create Meaningful Change
07/14/2022 MAFN Technology COP: Discover Qiqochat & Space for your tech related questions/challenges (Members Only)
06/17/2022 MAFN's June 17th Online Workshop: Mastering the Mastermind: 3 Ways to Facilitate a Mastermind Conversation
06/13/2022 MAFN Racial Justice Community of Practice: Our Identities At Work (Members Only)
06/10/2022 MAFN's June 10th Online Workshop:What Lies Beneath: Excavating Client Values & Drivers?
06/09/2022 MAFN Technology COP: Bring your tech related questions/challenges when facilitating online (Members Only)
05/20/2022 MAFN's May 20th Online Workshop: Building Trust as a Leader
05/06/2022 MAFN's May 6th Online Workshop: Mural for Mere Mortals: It's Easier Than You Think
04/26/2022 MAFN Racial Justice Community of Practice: Include is a Verb (Members Only)
04/22/2022 MAFN's April 22nd Online Workshop: Leading From the Self
03/25/2022 MAFN's March 25th Online Workshop: Sketchnoting 101
03/11/2022 MAFN's March 11th Online Workshop: Designing Interactive Experiences On Spatial.Chat
02/25/2022 MAFN's February 25th Online Workshop: Explore Scenario Planning
02/22/2022 Racial Justice CoP: Supporting Conversations about Race and Racism (Members Only)
02/11/2022 MAFN's February 11th Online Workshop: Making Your Facilitation Interventions More Impactful
01/28/2022 MAFN's January 28th Online Workshop: An Introduction to Deep Democracy: A New View into Resistance and Conflict
01/14/2022 MAFN's January 14th Online Workshop: Exploring Team Pressure Through Play: How to Use Games for Team and Culture Building
12/17/2021 MAFN's December 17th Online Workshop: From Gatekeeping to Groundskeeping: Inclusive Facilitation for Diverse Groups
12/10/2021 MAFN Technology COP: Play with new Zoom features (Members Only)
12/03/2021 MAFN's December 3rd Online Workshop: Steal the Show: Improv Based Training To Make You A More Dynamic Virtual Facilitator
11/19/2021 MAFN's November 19th Online Workshop: Experience the Art of Hosting
11/05/2021 MAFN's November 5th Online Workshop: Knowledge Mapping to Build Connections, Solve Problems and Tap Collective Wisdom
10/29/2021 MAFN's October 29th Online Workshop: Unleashing the creativity of conflict: a BRAVE ROUNDS demonstration
10/28/2021 MAFN CoP - Technology COP: Discovering the Uses of Wonder.Me (Members Only)
10/15/2021 MAFN's October 15th Online Workshop: Belonging in the Virtual Space
09/24/2021 MAFN's September 24th Online Workshop: A MURAL World Café: Sharing Learnings & Setting Intentions
09/21/2021 Racial Justice CoP: Equality, Equity, and Justice in Facilitation (Members Only)
07/13/2021 MAFN Racial Justice CoP: Creating Safe Space for Equality, Equity, and Justice Discussions (Members Only)
06/25/2021 MAFN's June 25th Online Workshop: Real Solutions for Real Networking/Icebreaker Scenarios
06/24/2021 MAFN CoP - Technology COP: Polls (Members Only)
06/11/2021 MAFN's June 11th Online Workshop: Thrive as a Facilitator with a Self-Care Mindset
06/08/2021 MAFN CoP - Racial Justice CoP: Equality, Equity, and Justice in Facilitation (Members Only)
05/25/2021 MAFN CoP - Road Testing Butter (a Zoom Alternative) (Members Only)
05/21/2021 MAFN's May 21st Online Workshop: The Creative Force of Resistance - a Gestalt Perspective for Working with Groups
05/19/2021 MAFN CoP - Up Your Facilitation Game Through Positive Intelligence (Members Only)
05/07/2021 MAFN's May 7th Online Workshop: Roadmaps for Large Group Interventions
04/23/2021 MAFN's April 23rd Online Workshop: The Power of Stories in Bringing Values to Life: How to harness the power of an organization's values and those of its people through values based conversations
04/22/2021 MAFN CoP- Simple (use of) Whiteboards (Members Only)
04/09/2021 MAFN's April 9th Online Workshop: Exploring Strategies for Hybrid and In-Person Facilitation
04/06/2021 MAFN CoP- Racial Justice- Seeing White: How Race was Made
03/26/2021 MAFN's March 26th Online Workshop: MURAL Facilitator Master Class
03/25/2021 MAFN CoP- Getting comfortable hosting in MS Teams (Members Only)
03/24/2021 MAFN's Conversation on Facilitation CoP: Leading with Dignity by Donna Hicks (Members Only) Part 2
03/12/2021 MAFN March 12th Online Workshop: How to Conquer Technology Distraction and Burnout: Be More Present for Yourself and The Organizations You Serve
03/10/2021 MAFN's Conversation on Facilitation CoP: Leading with Dignity by Donna Hicks (Members Only) - Part 1
02/26/2021 MAFN's February 26th Online Workshop: Fostering Self-Discovery
02/12/2021 New Year, New You: Tune Up Your Online Presence for Work in 2021 - February 12th Online Workshop
02/02/2021 Racial Justice CoP: Members Only Discussion on Caste: Our Origins of Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson
01/29/2021 Let’s Play Games - Unique and Engaging Ways to Build Teams and Increase Engagement - January 29th Online Workshop
01/15/2021 Level Up Your Virtual Facilitation Studio - January 15th Online Workshop
12/11/2020 Facilitating Cheer During the Holidaze - December 11th Online Workshop
12/02/2020 Book Club - Every Day Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgements in Our Daily Lives, by Howard Ross
11/20/2020 Using Team Roles and Archetypal Coaching to Elevate the Performance of Teams and Groups
11/06/2020 Strategic Communications (powered by Mural) - November 6th Webinar
10/16/2020 Strategic Communications (powered by Mural) - October 16th Webinar
09/25/2020 Racial Justice Foundations: Tips and Tactics for All Facilitators - September 25th Webinar
06/19/2020 Quick Quick What Do I Say: Facilitating and Improvisation - June 19th Webinar
06/12/2020 Virtual Brunch with MAFN
05/22/2020 Liberating Structures in Virtual Meetings - May 22nd Webinar
05/08/2020 Building Strong Remote Teams in Challenging Times - May 8th Webinar
04/24/2020 The Focused Conversation: Structure Meaningful Conversations - April 24th Webinar
04/10/2020 Technology Tools for Facilitation - April 10th Webinar
03/27/2020 Learn to Lightning Decision Jam
03/13/2020 Lettering for Facilitators and Trainers
02/14/2020 Listen like a Pro
01/10/2020 6 Steps to Creating Great Slides
12/06/2019 Connecting Workplace Culture Patterns to Your Facilitation
11/05/2019 Learn the Design Sprint Process
10/11/2019 You Need to Sell, But You Don’t Want to be a “Salesperson"
09/20/2019 Reframing Challenging Comments: A Simple but Powerful Conflict Resolution Technique for Facilitators
08/23/2019 Bringing Improv Into Online & Virtual & Facilitation
06/14/2019 Raising your Other IQ, the Innovation Quotient: An Overview of What Facilitators Should Know about Creativity and Innovation
05/15/2019 Designing and Using Visual Templates
04/24/2019 Making Your Good Stuff Better
03/22/2019 Just Relationships
12/21/2018 A Thousand Mile Journey: Continuous Improvement and the Agile Retrospective
11/30/2018 What Really Makes Us Tick? Using A Story-based Framework to Assess Individual and Group Motivation
11/02/2018 IAF Certified™ Professional Facilitator Virtual Panel
05/11/2018 How to Calculate and Communicate the Return on Investment of Facilitation to your Clients
04/13/2018 Liminal Facilitation: Using the Gateway to the Unconsciousness to Increase Collaboration and Creativity
03/09/2018 The Emotionally Intelligent Facilitator
02/09/2018 Masterful Facilitation: Discovering the strengths of your unique style
01/19/2018 Virtual Facilitation: Share Your Favorite Tools for Facilitating Remote Groups
12/08/2017 How to Become an Edutainor - a New Trick for your Facilitator Toolbox
10/13/2017 The Power of PowerPoint: A Visual Approach for Engaging Facilitation
07/14/2017 Facilitated Discussion Session: Refreshing the MAFN Facilitator Webinar Series – facilitated by Megan Primeau
06/09/2017 Growing the Pie: Working Together to Increase the Number of Meetings that Engage Professional Facilitators – presented by Robin Camarote & Bill Fischer
05/12/2017 Change Forever the Way You Facilitate: Applying Neuroscience Breakthroughs to Transform Your Work – presented by Jim White
04/07/2017 Finding Better Solutions, One Conversation At a Time — presented by Marion Langford
03/10/2017 Become a Facilitating Genius — presented by John Lesko, CPF, ACC
02/10/2017 Become a Reflective Practitioner: Join the Conversation and Reflect on the Ethics and Values that form the Foundation of Your Facilitation Practice - presented by Kimberly Bain
01/13/2017 Fingerpainting Online: Experiments in Synchronous Multimodality with Nancy White
12/02/2016 Theming and Harvesting - an Essential Facilitation Skill Enabled by Technology, presented by Michael Randel
10/14/2016 Mindfulness and Facilitation: A virtual Open Space, presented by Charlie Rebich
06/10/2016 Stakeholder Management: Finding Strategies Along a Path of Resistance, presented by Linda Howard
05/06/2016 Showcase 2016:Three latest Resources to Rock Your Facilitator's Toolkit, presented by Marian Pitters
04/08/2016 Everything You Need to Know to Become a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) [Informational Webinar]
03/10/2016 Using Technology for Facilitation Planning and Design: Do It Easily with TrainedOn, presented by Robert Cserti
02/04/2016 A Clean Language Approach to Facilitation presented by Caitlin Walker
01/08/2016 The Neuroscience of Infographics: Why They Work and How to Make Them Work by Margie Meacham
12/11/2015 Individual Peak Brain Performance Leads to Peak Group Performance by Dr. David Hardy and Nancy Walters
10/09/2015 The Future of Work and Implications for Facilitators by Dana Roberts
05/08/2015 Getting to the Other Side of Conflict: Facilitating Difficult Conversations by Dianne Lipsey and Shayne Julius
04/10/2015 Now What? Experiential Agendas by Dorothy Strachan
03/13/2015 Advancing Facilitation Through Technology with panelists Nancy White, Amy Lenzo, and Nancy Settle-Murphy and moderator, Michael Randel
02/06/2015 Moments of Impact: Designing and Facilitating Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change by Lisa Kay Solomon
01/23/2015 CPF Information: Overview on Becoming a Certified Professional Facilitator
12/05/2014 Dynamic Facilitation: From Conflict to Creative Collaboration by Rosa Zubizarreta
11/06/2014 Play Open Cards! And Power Up Your Teamwork by Jeroen Blijsie and Gunilla Blijsie
10/02/2014 Speak Up?! Encouraging Dissent to Improve Decision Making by Abby Yanow
09/05/2014 Navigating Citizen Dialogue and Deliberation Practices with NCDD by Sandy Heierbacher
06/13/2014 Facilitating Meetings with Remote Teams: Some Thoughts and an Experiment by Dave Gray
04/10/2014 Take Me to Your Leader: Facilitating Multi-organization Collaborative Processes by Penny Walker, CPF
03/14/2014 World Cafe and the Pattern Language of Online Engagement by Amy Lenzo
02/07/2014 Liberating Structures for Knowledge Sharing by Nancy White
01/17/2014 Expanding the Scope of Facilitation Engagements: Helping Clients Optimize Improvement Opportunities by Gene Bacher
12/05/2013 Take Me to Your Leader: Facilitating Multi-organization Collaborative Processes by Penny Walker, CPF
10/04/2013 The Power of Polarity Thinking by Jean Porto and Cliff Kayser
09/13/2013 The Ethical Responsibilities of the Facilitator by Mark Haas, CMC
05/03/2013 The Success Factors: A Client-Facilitator Relationship that Works by Barb Sweazey, CPF
04/12/2013 Planning and Facilitating Virtual Meetings by Nancy Settle-Murphy, CPF
03/08/2013 Exploring A Method: The Interrelationship Digraph by Dana Roberts
02/08/2013 When Numbers Soar: Working with participant numbers in the hundreds (or thousands) by Gillian Martin Mehers CPF
01/18/2013 Facilitating Shared Understanding and Commitment: A Case Study of the Powernoodle Meeting App by Michael Randel, CPF
11/30/2012 Focus Groups: A Facilitator's Primer by Paul Cooper, CPF
10/12/2012 Evaluating Facilitated Processes: From Pain to Pleasure by Marian Pitters

Ideas About Future MAFN Webinar Topics and/or Presenters

Do you have some thoughts about possible future MAFN webinar topics?

Maybe:
  • You attended a workshop somewhere else and thought to yourself, "this would be a great workshop for MAFN members!" 
  • There's a facilitation technique or subject you'd like to know more about?
  • You've seen a really engaging presenter you want to tell us about.
  • There's a topic you would like to present!
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