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May 2019

ToP Facilitation Methods

8:15am-5:30pm 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. 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.…

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June 2019

Facilitation for Innovation

June 7 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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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July 2019

Designing For Change

July 11 - July 12

2 days, 8:15 AM – 5:30 PM PDT Are you looking for a practical way to make possible deep and lasting change as a result of the facilitation and training you do? Are you seeking a creative and comprehensive approach to facilitation and curriculum design? Over time, individuals, groups, and organizations develop patterns that no longer serve them. Breaking or changing those patterns is an extremely difficult task. This course delves into the complexity and depth required for transformational change…

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ToP Facilitation Methods

8:15am-5:30pm 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. 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.…

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August 2019

Community Development Intensive (CDI)

August 12 - August 15

8:15AM-5:30PM ToP Methods were created and refined through decades of community-based change work. This course follows the cycle of a community planning process, analysis—>implementation—>evaluation. Learn both theoretical frameworks and practical tools to support authentic community engagement, community driven and led decision-making throughout a community project planning cycle. Participants will be an interactive learning community and learn from each other in addition to the tools and frameworks that are shared in the course.  Oftentimes community work can become fragmented and combative;…

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ToP Facilitation Methods

August 28 - August 29

8:15am-5:30pm 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. 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.…

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September 2019

ToP Strategic Planning

September 12 - September 13

8:15am to 5:30pm Two-day intensive. (Early Bird Rates available!) If you want to design and lead effective strategic planning processes, this course will provide a powerful model and set of tools using a 4-phase strategic planning process. 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…

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Making Data Dance: Participatory Methods for Data 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 annual report, a customer satisfaction survey, student performance data, a 1/2…

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October 2019

ToP Facilitation Methods

October 3 - October 4

8:15am-5:30pm 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. 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.…

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Accelerated Action Planning

October 4 @ 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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November 2019

Facilitation for Innovation

November 15 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Redding CA

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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December 2019

ToP Facilitation Methods

December 5 @ 8:15 am - December 6 @ 5:30 pm

8:15am-5:30pm 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. 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.…

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February 2020

Mastering Technology of Participation (MToP)

February 19, 2020 - February 21, 2020

Course Description MToP (Mastering the Technology of Participation) is a year long, 12 day training program beginning 2/19/2020 in facilitative leadership and facilitating participation. MToP provides a theoretical foundation for the ToP methods as well as opportunities for practice, coaching, and inquiry. A learning community is created that supports and deepens the participant's journey. Included are mentoring opportunities for participants in their own practice and with other participants. Program Components Participants will have the opportunity to create a learning community…

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