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April 2017

Top Facilitation Methods

April 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - April 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
San Francisco Bay Area – San Francisco San Francisco, CA United States + Google Map
$655.00

Learning You Can Use: Learn three proven ways to activate group participation. Hands-on practice helps you discover practical uses in your life and work. ToP Facilitation Methods and ToP Strategic Planning 2-day courses – $655 ($605 early bird)  Note:  Additional costs apply for 3-day courses and courses that include lunch.  Advanced courses prices may vary in price. The ToP Facilitation Methods are practical tools that enable groups to have highly-energized, productive and meaningful participation. This kind of participation leads to…

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June 2017

Accelerated Action Planning

June 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$195.00

Energize and align your team toward a common goal in the time it takes to have a regular staff meeting. Learn all the practical details that ensure a successful project. This process is especially useful for small teams of 4 – 10 members who are planning an event or project within the next few months. Outcomes Produce a comprehensive, high-level action plan in just two hours Receive an action planning tool for a small team to use in developing a high-level plan…

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ToP Strategic Planning

June 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Bay Area, CA United States + Google Map
$655.00

ToP Strategic Planning presents a structured planning process which incorporates the group facilitation methods into productive action and concrete accomplishments that: Enhance your capacity for creative strategy building Enable group to come to a common vision and create a "participant-owned" plan that deals with the realities blocking the group Experience and practice the complete strategic planning process of vision, contradictions, strategic directions and implementation Demonstrate how to weave together the basic tools into longer formats and retreat settings. Pre-requisite Course…

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Approaches to Environmental Scanning

June 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Bay Area, CA United States + Google Map
$345.00

What is Environmental Scanning? The environmental scan is an assessment tool to prepare a group to do further work, such as strategic planning or making significant decisions. It includes relevant factual data such as an organizational or community history, accomplishments, industry and/or economic trends and subjective data such as customer, staff or community perceptions. In following the environmental scan with a planning process, the analysis of information about real and perceived needs provides a basis that will assist in strengthening…

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August 2017

Mastering the Technology of Participation (MToP): (4 session course)

August 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - August 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Bay Area, CA United States + Google Map

Make 2017-2018 the Years That You Commit to Taking Your Facilitation to a Mastery Level. CSF is pleased to sponsor Mastering the Art of Facilitation (MToP), an intensive, stimulating and skill enhancing learning experience that enables all who participate to dramatically enhance their facilitation and facilitative leadership capabilities. This year long program provides 12 days of training in quarterly, three day increments along with opportunities for reflection, mentoring, further study, and practice. You will train and co-learn with an intimate…

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September 2017

ToP Facilitation Methods

September 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am - September 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
$655.00

Learning You Can Use: Learn three proven ways to activate group participation. Hands-on practice helps you discover practical uses in your life and work. ToP Facilitation Methods and ToP Strategic Planning 2-day courses – $655 ($605 early bird)  Note:  Additional costs apply for 3-day courses and courses that include lunch.  Advanced courses prices may vary in price. The ToP Facilitation Methods are practical tools that enable groups to have highly-energized, productive and meaningful participation. This kind of participation leads to…

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October 2017

Accelerated Action Planning

October 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$195.00

Energize and align your team toward a common goal in the time it takes to have a regular staff meeting. Learn all the practical details that ensure a successful project. This process is especially useful for small teams of 4 – 10 members who are planning an event or project within the next few months. Outcomes Produce a comprehensive, high-level action plan in just two hours Receive an action planning tool for a small team to use in developing a high-level plan…

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November 2017

Mastering the Technology of Participation (MToP): (4 session course)

November 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am - November 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Bay Area, CA United States + Google Map

Make 2017-2018 the Years That You Commit to Taking Your Facilitation to a Mastery Level. CSF is pleased to sponsor Mastering the Art of Facilitation (MToP), an intensive, stimulating and skill enhancing learning experience that enables all who participate to dramatically enhance their facilitation and facilitative leadership capabilities. This year long program provides 12 days of training in quarterly, three day increments along with opportunities for reflection, mentoring, further study, and practice. You will train and co-learn with an intimate…

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ToP Strategic Planning

November 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am - November 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
$655.00

ToP Strategic Planning presents a structured planning process which incorporates the group facilitation methods into productive action and concrete accomplishments that: Enhance your capacity for creative strategy building Enable group to come to a common vision and create a "participant-owned" plan that deals with the realities blocking the group Experience and practice the complete strategic planning process of vision, contradictions, strategic directions and implementation Demonstrate how to weave together the basic tools into longer formats and retreat settings. Pre-requisite Course…

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January 2018

A Climate of Hope Book Study Group

January 21 @ 3:30 pm
San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Bay Area, CA United States

This is one of two new book study groups that will be starting in 2018 A Climate of Hope Book Study Group with Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope. You're Invited to Renew your Optimism How: A study of Climate of Hope by Bloomberg and Pope When: 7 Sunday Sessions, 3:00-5:00pm January 21 February 11 March 18 April 15 " May 20 June 10 July 8 Where: Living Rooms in the East Bay Who: Fellow readers with diverse backgrounds in science, business,…

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February 2018

ToP Facilitation Methods

February 8 - February 9
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, 1103 Embarcadero
OAKLAND, CA 94606 United States
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8:15 am to 5pm

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Accelerated Action Planning

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Accelerated Action Planning – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Do you have a project that needs to launch quickly and only a few people to do it? Learn a fast and engaging method to plan a project or event. Receive a guided action planning tool that a small team can apply to develop a high level plan. Real projects to plan are welcome at this half-day training. Energize and align your team toward a common goal in the time it…

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March 2018

Innovation For Change

March 16 @ 8:15 am - 5:30 pm
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, 1103 Embarcadero
OAKLAND, CA 94606 United States
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Creativity is sparked through collaboration. While the “lone genius” remains a beloved cultural image, the science of creativity shows that connections among innovators are what enable breakthroughs, large and small. Groups and teams are a critical place to cultivate creative thinking for innovative solutions. This highly interactive course introduces tools and practices that groups and teams can use to heighten their creativity quotient. We will cover creativity tools and methods that focus on: Shaking Up the Mind –limbering up our…

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Making Data Dance

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$325.00

Making Data Dance: Collaborative Tools for Participatory Information Gathering and Analysis Ever been bored to death by the tedious review of data? Ever been awash in data and yet have no useful information on which to make decisions or act? The dictionary definition of  data is -- "data - facts, figures, etc., known or available; information". Information could be a budget, an annual report, a customer satisfaction survey, student performance data, a 1/2 sheet on a sticky wall. The question…

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April 2018

Designing for Change: Shifting Images for Transformation

April 19 - April 20

This class has been revised. Now, a 2 day class (previously 3 days) We have also changed the name from 'The Power of Image Shift' to 'Designing for Change: Shifting Images for Transformation'. Learn how to more fully design facilitation and training sessions using image shift theory for client assessment and ICA’s Kaleidoscope Design tools to create image shifting, powerful design Are you.... Wanting tools to help your clients make the real changes they need to make? Missing a thoughtful…

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May 2018

ToP Facilitation Methods (Redding)

May 8 - May 9
Redding Redding, CA United States

8:15 am to 5pm

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