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MAFN CoP - Up Your Facilitation Game Through Positive Intelligence (Members Only)

  • 05/19/2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Online using Zoom
  • 5


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Positive Intelligence uses what we know about neuroscience and gives us a way to use it every day in our facilitation practice. The strategies of Positive Intelligence help quiet those pesky inner voices that keep us from being our best and enables us to help others be their best. The session will discuss the strategies (you will practice at least 1), and you will leave with a different mindset to up your facilitation game.

To make the most of this session, please take the Positive Intelligence Assessment linked here (it is free) AND watch this 20 minute Ted Talk of Dr. Shirzad Chamine discussing the basics of Positive Intelligence. Dr. Shirzad Chamine created the Positive Intelligence framework based on his research and practice while at Stanford University.

A few notes about our Community of Practice:

  • Come open to learning (growth mindset)
  • Not expert led- hosted by members with space to learn from all
  • Sessions are not recorded inorder to create a safe learning space
  • Please do the pre-work so you can fully engage in the conversation

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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