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Mastering Technology of Participation (MToP)

May 19, 2021 - May 21, 2021

Note: Date change: New Date is now May 19, 2021
Intensive IV of 4: 8:15am to 5:30pm

Course Description

MToP (Mastering the Technology of Participation) is a year long, 12 day training program in four sessions beginning 8/19/2020 (note date change from Feb. 17th) 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 to support and deepen their journey through …

1. Intensives

  • Three days of training each quarter (12 days over the year), focusing on theoretical
    and experiential learning
  • Depth interchange with program colleagues

2. Field Experience

  • Practical applications of ToP methods between training sessions in participant’s
    workplace and community arranged by the participant
  • Individual research project in the field of facilitation that is presented to the group for feedback.

3.  Mentor Relationships

  • A one-hour mentoring conversation each month with ICA ToP Mentor Trainers
  • Forty-eight hours during the twelve months of on-site mentoring in facilitated programs


  •  A range of practical tools for initiating and sustaining the change process and helping
    teams focus their creativity toward effective action and productivity
  • A deepened understanding of the philosophy and world view underlying the Technology of Participation
  • Skills for designing processes to facilitate complex situations
  • A supportive community of colleagues engaged in the practice of facilitation
  • Understanding the relationship of ToP methods to other facilitation and organizational development methods
  • Intensive experience and reflection that integrates knowledge with application


ToP Facilitation Methods
ToP Strategic Planning strongly recommended

Course Dates*
Virtual Launch: May 20, 2020
MToP Intensive I: Aug 19-21, 2020
MToP Intensive II: Nov 18-20, 2020
MToP Intensive III: Feb 17-19, 2021
MToP Intensive IV: May 19-21, 2021

*Note This is ONE program not 4. Register for the whole program of 4 Intensives. Registration will be closed once the class starts.
Time Zone Pacific

Trainers Stacey Daraio, CTF, SF Bay Area,CA
Laura Johansson, CTF, Minneapolis, MN
Robert Quintana Hopkins, CTF, SF Bay Area, CA

Early Bird Pricing ends on January 7, 2020 at 11:45pm

Registration Fee Structure (Early Bird price reduction of $500.00 when paid 6 weeks in advance of course):

Organization Type Course Fee Early Bird Rate
Corporate (for profit) $5500 $5000
Public-Government $5000 $4500
Large Non-Profit – Budget greater than 5 million $5500 $5000
Mid-Sized Non-Profit – Budget between 1-5 million $4500 $4000
Small Non-Profit/Community – Budget less than 1 million $3500 $3000
Independent Consultant $4500 $4000
Student $3500 $3000


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May 19, 2021
May 21, 2021
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