Welcome to MAFN!

MAFN is a community of professionals dedicated to advancing excellence in facilitation. Supporting facilitators in Washington, DC, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and around the globe, MAFN...


  • Provides resources, knowledge, and encouragement for individuals to grow their facilitation skills and confidence;
  • Promotes the value of facilitation to business, government, and non-profit leaders; and
  • Develops facilitation opportunities by identifying and sharing projects for and among our members.  

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Be part of our dynamic community and connect with others who share the same passion and interest in facilitation. Learn with us, find new business opportunities, and advance yourself and the field of facilitation.


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Visit our Find-A-Facilitator Service to identify a professional facilitator to help your next meeting be successful.


Next Event

Getting More From Pre-Facilitation Interviews

January 27th, 8:30am - 12 pm

DC Workshop

GAO Office, Washington, DC

Making assumptions prior to your facilitation engagement is dangerous. Stakeholder interviews provide necessary insights into the team or participants that we facilitate. Additionally, stakeholder interviews allow us to understand relationships, workflow, challenges, and attitudes in ways that can't be attained from independent research.

This workshop focuses the power of interviews prior to your facilitation engagement. We will explore the practical intent of interviews (to gain valuable information in the design and outcome of your facilitation engagement) and the strategic intent (purpose, designing, scheduling, and the debrief with key stakeholders after the facilitation engagement).

Participants will work together constructing great questions and practice asking them. 


Participants will:

  • Understand the short and long term impact of stakeholder interviews.
  • Practice constructing and delivery great question.
  • Leave with a list of our favorite questions and their intent.
  • Learn new ways to grow their relationship and business with their clients.

About Tom Pickett   

Tom Pickett, Senior Associate, is an executive leadership coach and consultant. Tom’s focus is to help clients develop and manage strategic, cultural, and structural changes within their organizations. He partners with clients to provide personalized processes and support materials that help turn goals into reality. Tom specializes in helping organizations grow and maintain a competitive advantage by developing and more effectively utilizing the talents, aptitudes, and abilities of the people in their organizations. 

Tom lives in Centreville, Virginia, in the Washington, DC metro area.  His corporate career spans companies such as Compaq Computers and Sun Microsystems. Tom’s purpose is to model supportiveness and bring the potential out of everyone with whom he engages.       

 Register now!



Upcoming Events

01/27/2017 8:30 AM • Government Accountability Office (GAO), 441 G St, NW, Washington, DC, 7th floor, Room 7N36, classroom 9
01/27/2017 12:30 PM • Bar Deco, 717 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC
02/24/2017 8:30 AM • Government Accountability Office (GAO), 441 G St, NW, Washington, DC, 7th floor, Room 7N36, classroom 9


Are you looking for a facilitator for an upcoming meeting or retreat? Do you need a neutral person to conduct your meeting, guiding the group to productive outcomes?

MAFN runs the Find-A-Facilitator Service, the only service of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Browse through the facilitators in our database, many of whom are based in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. All are members of MAFN and are committed to the highest professional standards in professional facilitation.

Facilitators who have the Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) designation have met and maintained the high standards in professional group facilitation set by the International Association of Facilitators and meet or exceed the Competencies required of professional facilitators.

Coming Soon: search the Find-A-Facilitator database to identify facilitators with specific skills and experience.

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