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MAFN's February 10th Online Workshop: Mining the Gold in Mistakes & Failure

  • 02/10/2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Online using Zoom


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Duration: 90-minute workshop

About the workshop

Who doesn’t dread those workshop and presentation mistakes? How do we overcome our fear of them? You may have heard that “Perfection is the enemy of success,” and similar sayings, but how do you get over perfectionism? 

If you’ve ever felt paralyzed by perfectionism, or fear of making mistakes when presenting, come to this workshop with Melissa Dinwiddie! You’ll get to try out some tools that might just help you loosen up, AND you’ll learn some activities you can use in your own sessions, to help participants:

  • Deal with change
  • Deal with confusion
  • Not worry so much about mistakes
  • Work better as a team
  • Become aware of improvement
  • Practice self-compassion

Learning Objectives

In this session, participants will:

  • ·        To distinguish between feelings of confusion/overwhelm and actual problems
  • ·        To think quickly and justify on the spot
  • ·       To appreciate that they will survive even if they make a mistake!

NOTE: 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 Eastern Time.


Melissa Dinwiddie is founder & CEO of Creative Sandbox Solutions™, a consultancy that helps innovative, people-first companies retain talent and customers, and grow sales through creative (often virtual) experiences. She designs interactive, playful programs that attendees rave about because they acquire new skills and behaviors and build connections while having a blast.

One of her flagship offerings, Communicating for Influence, is an active-learning program she initially developed for high-performance research teams at Facebook. Author of The Creative Sandbox Way™, an acclaimed book on creativity, Melissa’s known for creating impactful, memorable experiences, planting seeds of possibility, and catalyzing individual and organizational transformation.


  • 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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