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MAFN's Conversation on Facilitation CoP: Leading with Dignity by Donna Hicks (Members Only) Part 2

  • 03/24/2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Online using Zoom
  • 3


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Discussion on Featured Book: Leading With Dignity: How to Create a Culture That Brings Out the Best in People by Donna Hicks, Ph.D

As facilitators and learning and development professionals we spend a great deal of time and effort helping & supporting leaders, managers, teams, and individuals to build organizations and relationships that are respectful, empathetic and trustful. Dr. Hicks’ book on Leading with Dignity is a straightforward approach to bring the concept of honoring dignity into our practice as facilitators and into our work with leaders and organizations.  Over the course of the two sessions there will be prereading and thinking questions for our conversations about the impact of having a facilitation practice built on dignity and how best to educate and support leaders of organizations to build a culture based on dignity.

Please note that this is for MAFN members only and there is limited space, so please register early. The two sessions will build on each other, so participation in both is strongly encouraged. Be sure to register for the first discussion: Conversation on Facilitation CoP: Leading with Dignity by Donna Hicks (Members Only).

Discussion Host: Bernadette Costello

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.


  • 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.

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