Participatory Training Methods Course rooted in profound respect and inclusive participation.

ToP® Facilitation Methods

Description

Do you struggle with circular conversation in meetings that don’t seem to go anywhere?
Are you anxious about what to do when conflict arises or someone dominates the conversation?
Do you feel like a used car salesman trying to get people to stay committed and motivated to group projects?

In this engaging course you will learn three simple, universally applicable approaches to help you confidently move any group from conflict or confusion to consensus and commitment.

Focused Conversation

A universal framework to generate meaningful, productive dialogue around any topic.

  • Conduct purposeful, productive meetings and discussions
  • Stimulate candid feedback
  • Surface new ideas and solutions

Consensus Workshop

Infuse a group with creative energy and bring diverse opinions and perspectives into an agreement everyone can own and support.

  • Tap rational and intuitive thought processes
  • Respectfully integrate diverse ideas into a larger whole
  • Generate practical and creative solutions from multiple perspectives
  • Minimize conflict and achieve consensus

Action Planning

Quickly plan and prepare a group project for launch, and develop shared commitment to timelines, tasks, and success measures. 

  • Analyze the current reality and set inspiring goals
  • Maximize group ownership and creativity
  • Craft a doable plan with clear ownership, timelines and success measures

Immersive demonstrations, hands on practice, peer coaching, and real-life application opportunities will ensure you leave with confidence to immediately put your new skills to use. 

You’ll receive a step-by-step manual and resource guide + 1 hour of free expert coaching.

Course Applicable To:

  • Project and Team Leaders
  • Facilitators, Trainers and Consultants
  • Project & Change Managers
  • Managers and Supervisors
  • Executive Directors and Board Members
  • Educators and Health Practitioners
  • Active Citizens and Community Workers
  • Government Employees and Elected Officials
  • UX and Product Designers
  • Community organizers
  • Community Engagement Managers
  • Others who lead meetings or collaborate with groups of any kind

Prerequisites

None

Continuing Ed Credits

13.5 NCHEC (CHES & MCHES)
14.5 AICP (APA)
14 PDU (CAPM)

Tiered Pricing

Corporate
Large nonprofits ( budget > $5 million )
$1,250
Public
Government
$1,050
Individual Professional
Mid-Sized Non Profit ( budget $1-5 million )
$950
Small Non Profit ( budget $1-5 million )
Student ( student ID required )
$650

Training Dates and Locations:

February 9-10, 2023, Long Beach, CA 8:30-5:00 register here

Apri1 20-21, 2023, San Luis Obispo, CA 8:30-5:00 register here

October 12-13, 2023, Long Beach CA 8:30-5:00 register here

ToP® Online Facilitation Methods

Explore the landscape of facilitation and learn three key processes for activating group participation virtually, in our acclaimed flagship course modified for the virtual world.

Training Dates Online via Zoom:

January 24-26, 2023, 9:00-3:00 CST register here

February 21-23, 2023 9:00-3:00 CST register here

March 21-24, 2023 9:00-3:00 CST register here

April 25-27, 2023 9:00-3:00 CST register here

May 23-25, 2023 9:00-3:00 CST register here

June 20-22, 2023 9:00-3:00 CST register here

July 25-27, 2023 9:00-3:00 CST register here

August 22-24, 2023 9:00-3:00 CST register here

September 26-28, 2023 9:00-3:00 CST register here

October 24-26, 2023 9:00-3:00 CST register here

November 28-30, 2023 9:00-3:00 CST register here

Tiered Pricing

Corporate
Large nonprofits ( budget > $5 million )
$1,250
Public
Government
$1,050
Individual Professional
Mid-Sized Non Profit ( budget $1-5 million )
$950
Small Non Profit ( budget $1-5 million )
Student ( student ID required )
$650

Community of Practice

These are free monthly meetings on the 4th Friday of each month from noon-1:30 CST via Zoom.

Join us to work through your facilitation design questions and practice methods with a safe space of fellow facilitators and practitioners. 

Topic: TFM Community of Practice

Time: Pacific Time (US and Canada)

        Jan 27, 2023 10:00 AM Join Now!

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        Dec 22, 2023 10:00 AM Join Now!

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