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MAFN's April 29th Online Workshop: How to Effectively Use AI in Facilitation

  • 04/29/2024
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Online using Zoom



Duration: 3 Hour workshop

About the workshop

NOTE: This workshop is on a MONDAY, not our typical Friday.

What is generative artificial intelligence (AI)? How will it change the field of facilitation? How can it help my business, my clients, and save me time? How can I get started and feel confident with AI tools? How can using these various AI tools increase my AI expertise as a facilitator?  

Join us for a practical, hands-on workshop that delves into the essential questions of generative AI (like ChatGPT) and its potentially transformative impact on facilitation. We’ll explore a range of popular, easy-to-use AI tools including ChatGPT and Google Bard -- as well as some plug-ins to those services and some more facilitator-specific AI tools like Stormz. Through real demonstrations, do-it-yourself activities, and small group interactions, you'll come away with a strong foundation on AI as it relates to facilitation. You'll have actionable ways to improve your work, impress clients, and save hours of your own time.

Learning Objectives 

In this session, participants will:

  • Explore easy-to-use AI tools, including ChatGPT and Google Bard

  • Gain hands-on experience using the tools in a safe and supported space

  • Experience actionable ways you can save hours of your time before and after the workshop

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

This is a 3-hour workshop. It will take place starting at 12:00pm EDT


Lee Gimpel runs Better Meetings, a meeting facilitation, training and strategy firm. The company works with associations, government agencies, and companies to improve their meetings and events. Lee’s meeting methodology is built on collaboration, engagement, and human-centered design. Much of the firm’s work leverages networking and connection-building, be that at cross-silo strategy sessions, team-building retreats, or large-scale industry conferences. He is the creator of the Conference Organizers Summit and leads a DC-area community of practice for facilitators. Often quoted about group engagement in such publications as The Guardian, USA Today, and HuffPost, he is also the contributing expert on meetings and facilitation for Forbes.

Erin Nicole Gordon is a certified professional facilitator, integral coach and seasoned strategy consultant with specialties in strategic planning, visualization and creative leadership. As founding facilitator of WAYFIND, she and teaming partners provide professional facilitation, consulting, training and coaching services that leverage creative techniques and visual methods to map futures, navigate uncertainty and chart new ways of working. Learn more about Erin.


  • 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.
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