MFN Memberships -- 2013 (C)
MFN offers three levels of membership. Memberships are for one calendar year, January through December. All 2012 memberships have expired, so please renew your membership to enjoy all that MFN has to offer in 2013.
Standard Membership: $50.00
The Standard MFN Membership entitles the member entry to all MFN Regular Meetings at the pre-registration member rate of $15 or $20 at-the-door. Non-members may pre-register for $25 or pay $30 at the door.
MFN will hold four regular meetings this year, which feature an important topic on facilitation, a speaker, networking opportunities with colleagues and a light supper.
5:30 p.m. Supper & Networking
6:00 p.m. Introductions plus MFN News & Business
6:30 p.m. Program Topic on Facilitation & Guest Facilitator
8:30 p.m. End of Program, Networking & Cleanup
As an additional benefit, Standard Members also have access to all MFN Virtual Meetings and other MFN events. MFN members may attend meetings of partner organizations at their member meeting fee. Partners include Performance Excellence Network, MN ODNetwork, Project Management Institute, MN Coaches Association, etc.
2013 Public Meeting Schedule:
The full detailed 2013 Public Meeting Schedule will be publicized soon.
2013 MFN Public Meeting Schedule: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Thursday, February 21 - Appreciative Inquiry, Mary Kay Sauter, Facilitator
Thursday, April 25 - Art of Hosting
Thurday, September 12 - Theory U
Thursday, November 14 (Annual Meeting) The Business of Facilitation
Virtual Membership: $25.00
The Virtual MFN Membership differs from the Standard Membership and entitles the member to join four virtual meetings (conference calls, webinars, etc.) per year. This type of membership is valuable to people who live outside the Twin Cities at a distance that prohibits them from attending Regular Meetings. Virtual Meetings occur about once per quarter. They feature a topic of interest on facilitation as presented by a respected expert in the field. Virtual Meetings last one hour 15 minutes, usually from 12:00 to 1:15 p.m. Central Time in the USA on a weekday. Participation in virtual events is either by long distance conference call or in the case of a webinar over the web with a computer. Virtual Membership does NOT include entry to regular meetings at the Standard Member meeting rate.
The full detailed 2013 Virtual Meeting Schedule will be publicized soon.
2013 Virtual Meeting Schedule: 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Central Time (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Thursday, March 14
Thursday, May 9
Thursday, October 10
Thursday, December 12
Student Standard Membership: $15.00
The Student Standard MFN Membership is new for 2013. It is designed to encourage students interested in facilitation to be connected with the professional community of facilitators while they are in school. If you are enrolled in a course of study at a college or university, then you qualify for this level of membership. A student may enjoy all the benefits of a Standard Membership (see above) at a fee level affordable for a student. Public meeting fee registration is $5.00, instead of $15.00, and student members may participate in any virtual meeting at no further cost.
This Membership Enrollment Period will end at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 25, 2013 (which is the date of the next 2013 MFN Public Meeting) because Eventbrite limits the amount of time a registration period can be open. We will create a new enrollment period after April 25 for future membership registrations.
Minnesota Facilitators Network
The Minnesota Facilitators Network (MFN) is an association of professional facilitators dedicated to sharing and practicing the knowledge and skills of facilitation and to connecting facilitators and clients through networking. MFN maintains partnerships with professionals in related fields like organization development, project management, quality improvement, human resource development, coaching and other consulting specialties. MFN is also a partner with the International Association of Facilitators and the Institute of Cultural Affairs. MFN promotes and practices the ToP (Technology of Participation) methods of facilitation.
MFN web site: http://www.mnfacilitators.org