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Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network

MAFN's February 11th Online Workshop: Making Your Facilitation Interventions More Impactful

  • 02/11/2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Online using Zoom


Duration: 90-minute workshop

About the workshop

What does it take to be an impactful facilitator? How do you know if your facilitation has made an impact? What does impact mean? for whom?

In this session you will hear from three experienced MAFN members, with different backgrounds, whose client's facilitation work has been nominated and given an IAF Facilitation Impact Award. These panelists reported significant learnings from the submission and evaluation process which helped them become more aware of all the elements and different criteria that exist for  the results of their interventions to be considered impactful.

This session will give participants an opportunity to hear from our guest speakers and among each other what their experiences have been in connection to making an impact in the work they do, whether big or small.

Learning Objectives

In this session, participants will:
    - Become aware of how different stakeholders might measure impact differently
    - Discuss what “impact” means to you, and how your peers’ perceptions of impact might differ
    - Reflect on ways we might continue to create the proper conditions for impact to happen

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

This is a 90-minute online workshop. It will take place from 12:00pm to 1:30pm EST.


Michael Randel (Panelist) is the founder of Randel Consulting Associates, where he supports organizations through change and growth. Michael’s interest is in bringing people together in the face of tough situations. He supports them in addressing complex problems so they can achieve results together. As a result of his work, his clients are stronger, more successful and positioned for future growth.  
Michael’s experience is in working at individual, team and organizational levels, and he has worked with clients in more than 30 countries. He is a graduate of the prestigious International Gestalt Organization and Leadership Development (iGOLD) program, and working with Gestalt approaches is integral to his work with individuals and groups. Michael has been a member of MAFN for more than 10 years, and is a former Chair of the MAFN Board.

Michael's work has been recognized as impactful for his clients and their stakeholders. He has been presented with four Facilitation Impact Awards from the International Association of Facilitators, including the Platinum Award for 2021.

Sian Madden (Panelist) is an Organizational Learning and Development Consultant, Facilitator and Coach with 20 years combined experience in South Africa and the USA. She works with teams, groups and individuals in support of their organizational purpose and goals.

Sian partners with her clients to co-create artful, dialog-based interventions and processes to improve organization health and effectiveness, and takes a holistic, relational approach to ensure inclusion and optimized, equitable participation during times of change, disruption and emergence.

She has worked with public, private, and multinational organizations as well as, not-for-profit, government and community based organizations. Sian has a Master of Science in Organizational Development (OD) through Middlesex University, London; is a certified master Gestalt OD practitioner, a Certified Professional Facilitator (International Association of Facilitators, IAF) and certified systems and constellations coach (MacKewn & Nowhere Group). 2020 IAF award winner for facilitation impact.

Paul Cooper (Panelist) helps leaders communicate,  collaborate, and connect. He supports individuals and groups by  building on the values and talents that have already made them  successful. He helps clients build awareness and mobilize energy for change through facilitated meetings, coaching, organizational development consulting, focus groups and confidential interviews.

Paul is a Certified™ Professional Facilitator. In 2020 and  2021 his work was recognized as among the best examples of  impactful facilitation, as the back-to-back recipient of IAF’s Facilitation Impact Platinum Award. And clients rave that his sessions are creative,  insightful, and fun.

Paul completed a rigorous international program on Gestalt methods in organization development, supporting clients in Hungary, Singapore,  and South Africa. His book, “Change Agent Nation: Create Change in Your  Neighborhood…or Across the World” was published in 2019 and is  available on Amazon. He’s currently working on a second book on  Gestalt approaches to facilitation and organizational change.

Dawn Rhine (Moderator) is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator™, committed to helping groups achieve their objectives through focused collaboration—whether it’s strategic planning, partnering, or team performance.  Since launching her facilitation practice, Synergy Forces, in 2005, Dawn has helped association, government, university, and corporate clients achieve greater productivity and results with the support of decisions made.  Utilizing a unique blend of methodologies, thoroughness, and adaptability, Dawn’s clients describe her as prepared, organized, results-focused, and quality conscious.
Dawn is a long-time MAFN member and former Board Member. She is likewise active with the International Association of Facilitators, serving as an Evaluator of the Facilitation Impact Awards since 2017.  Other active memberships include ASAE The Center for Association Leadership, the Association for Strategic Planning, the Association for Psychological Type International, and BoardSource.



  • - 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 EST.  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.
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