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December 2015

The Social Process Triangles Course

December 2, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Social Process triangles provide a well-tested approach to analyzing social situations.  For those working in local communities, issue campaigners, social networkers, faith-based groups, volunteers in service and public servants alike, the triangles can provide a simple and transparent tool for assessing and working with social dynamics. Learn how to use social process triangles to help a group discover dynamics at work in their organization and the relationships between those dynamics. Help them identify imbalances that affect the performance and…

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April 2016

Local Community of Practice Gatherings

April 16, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

An opportunity to share YOUR facilitation questions and get input from peers about ways to address them. This is also a great process to use with your groups. Stephanie Hochman, a CSF Associate, is hosting this community of practice session which will focus on the use of Focused Conversation in a variety of settings. RSVP to Stephanie at stephanie@strategicfacilitation.com or 510.847.0498

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ToP Strategic Planning

April 28, 2016 - April 29, 2016
$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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May 2016

Accelerated Action Planning

May 6, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
$195.00

Accelerated Action Planning ToP Accelerated Action Planning Need to quickly get everyone on the same page, create genuine buy-in, and think you don’t have enough time to plan? This Accelerated Action Planning (AAP) course will help you energize and align your team towards a common outcome in the time it takes to have a regular staff meeting. All the practical details that make for a successful project are covered.  AAP tools are especially useful for small teams of 4-10 members…

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ToP Facilitation Methods

May 12, 2016 @ 8:15 am - May 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
$655.00

The 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…

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June 2016

Making Data Dance

June 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$345.00

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? Learn how to design lively and useful data review sessions with full participant engagement in this one day session.The dictionary definition of  data is -- "data - facts, figures, etc., known or available; information". Information could be a budget, an…

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August 2016

CSF Learning Community

August 20, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Come share your experience using ToP methods, surface questions about how best to use the methods or design facilitations and learn from others experience. 9:30 - 10:00 am Gathering and refreshments 10:00 am - noon Inquiry and Conversation RSVP to Jane Stallman for location and logistics. 510.532.6595, jane@strategicfacilitation.com

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Facilitation for Innovation

August 26, 2016
$345.00

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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October 2016

Community of Practice

October 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Date and Time is 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm on Wednesday, October 12th. The location is Broadway & 12th in Downtown Oakland. At 5:00 pm there will be dinner and socializing  (Kathleen will get some Chinese food to share; everyone can split the costs). At 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm a Community of Practice Meeting will be held.  We will share successes and questions about Action Planning facilitation and implementation practices. Come join in a practical discussion! Please RSVP to Kathleen…

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ToP Facilitation Methods

October 13, 2016 - October 14, 2016
$655.00

The 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…

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December 2016

ToP Facilitation Methods

December 8, 2016 - December 9, 2016
$655.00

The 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…

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January 2017

ToP Facilitation Methods

January 5, 2017 @ 8:00 am - January 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

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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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

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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