ToP Facilitation Methods Online
March 23 @ 8:00 am - April 1 @ 1:00 pm
Explore the landscape of facilitation and learn three key processes for activating group participation virtually, in our acclaimed flagship course modified for the virtual world.
March 23, 2022 – April 1, 2022
Four 5 hr sessions, Wednesdays & Fridays
10 am-3 pm CDT (8 am-1 pm PDT)
Have you found yourself struggling to conduct meaningful online conversations?
Are you anxious about what to do when someone dominates the conversation?
Do you feel like a used car salesman trying to get people to stay committed and motivated to group projects?
In this engaging live on-line modular course you look at the landscape of facilitation and will learn three simple, universally applicable approaches to help you confidently move any group from unproductive conflict or confusion to consensus and commitment.
Landscape of Facilitation (Module I)
Introduction and facility with the virtual facilitation environment
Understanding of ToP facilitation as a participatory and respectful process that helps groups create shared awareness, agreement, and action online
Understand the foundational theory and flow of ToP Facilitation Methods virtually
Focused Conversation (Module II)
Build your confidence in hosting respectful, inclusive conversations online
Deepen awareness and understanding of individual and group dynamics in conversation
Feel increasingly comfortable flexing between the roles of participant, designer, and facilitator
Participate in an online learning environment, where a variety of virtual tools are modeled for their potential use, including chat, participant, and breakout features in Zoom
Consensus Workshop (Module III)
Respectfully integrate diverse ideas into a larger whole
Tap rational and intuitive thought processes
Generate practical and creative solutions from multiple perspectives
Actively engage participants in collective decision-making
Action Planning (Module IV)
Analyze the current reality and set inspiring goal
Maximize group ownership and creativity
Craft a doable plan with clear ownership, timelines and success measures
Immersive demonstrations, process review of foundational theoretical understanding of facilitation and group dynamics, and planning for application regardless of preferred virtual platform, will ensure you leave with confidence to immediately put your new skills to use.
You will receive: step-by-step manual and resource guide
You will be asked to: participate in self-guided learning including reading materials and assignments
Course Applicable To:
- Managers and supervisors
- Executive directors and board members
- Educators and health practitioners
- Project and team leaders
- Active citizens and community workers
- Facilitators, trainers and consultants
- Government employees and elected officials
- UX and product designers
- Organizational change agents
- Community organizers
- Others who lead meetings or collaborate with groups of any kind
Continuing Ed Credits
Applicable for NCHEC (CHES & MCHES) and AICP (APA). Inquire to email@example.com for credit hour details.