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MAFN's December 16th Online Workshop: Hacks for Complex Events

  • 12/16/2022
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Online using Zoom


Registration is closed

Duration: 3-hour workshop 

About the workshop:

They wanted WHAT? 180 angry men at a 14hr political meeting in DC? Secretive summit to change marriage values? 3-day Summit of 260 Ambassadors? Town Hall meetings averaging 400 people in 9 states, addressing nuclear waste, offshore ports & wildlife issues? 36 breakout sessions in 3-days all about asphalt? CDC's nationwide Health initiative? National Diversity Summit with 14 facilitators? Events involving multiple languages?

These & many others went well. Learn & share the processes, best practices, hacks... & even the secrets... (Hint - these hacks work in regular sessions, too!)... so you'll NEVER shy away from complex events.

Learning Objectives

In this session, participants will:

       Learn planning factors to negotiate a better contract for complex events.

       Learn & experience best practices that you can design into your sessions to ensure success.

       Experience, practice & share techniques that are easy to learn & apply, to gain confidence in any session.

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

This is a 3-hour online workshop. It will take place from 12:00pm to 3pm EST.


Bill Olsen has been facilitating, training, team building, speaking and emcee'ing full time since 1996 around the globe and is a co-founder of MAFN. Known as "The Creative Facilitator", he enjoys the challenge of unique engagements such as those that demand a high degree of complexity, from social sensitivities to politically-charged events that some facilitators might avoid. His sessions are dynamic, engaging and creative, while still being practical. Okay... they're fun! His mission is clear... to accelerate yours.


  • - 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

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