The Technology of Participation (ToP) Facilitation Methods are practical tools that enable groups to have highly-energized, productive and meaningful participation. This kind of participation leads to commitment to follow-through and quality outcomes, as well as more effective long-term team work.
This training provides an overview of the philosophy underlying the methods and a demonstration of each ToP method. Participants engage in hands-on practice using the methods, and also spend time exploring how to apply the methods to their specific situations.
Participants leave the course ready to make use of the methods. Included is a detailed manual for support once back at the office, and also one free hour of follow-up phone consultation to help ensure success. Participants consistently rate this course highly.
The Three Methods Introduced in the Two-day Foundational Course:
“ToP training is rigorous, powerful and well worth the investment! We trained our entire management team to use ToP Facilitation Methods and have been using them all over the organization. ToP has given managers an important tool that strengthens the culture of participatory decision making and promotes staff acceptance and enthusiasm for organization initiatives and change.”
~Elizabeth Carty, MSW, Chief Operating Officer, Center for Elders Independence
“I’m especially excited about the way the methods allow and encourage different perspectives without getting bogged down with debate.”
~Iris Preece, City of Fremont Human Resources
“So, in order to make participation work, it is essential to have a good structure. Clear limits, guidelines and leadership are important in making an empowering, freedom-generating process like participation work.”
~Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Author of When Giants Dance