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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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Making Data Dance: Participatory Methods for Data Gathering and Analysis

8:15AM-5:30PM 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…

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ToP Secrets of Implementation (TSOL)

October 24 - October 25
Homewood Suites Oakland Waterfront, 1103 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606 United States
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2 days — 8:30AM to 5PM PDT Description How do you keep your team committed and engaged, bring new people to the table mid-stream (without starting over), course-correct when the situation changes, and close it all out triumphantly... all while staying participatory and collaborative? This course is packed with dozens of tools and tips to help you: Understand and anticipate the ups and down of implementing strategies Initiate dynamic plans and bring them to concrete conclusions Sustain momentum to bring the plans to implementation…

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November 2019

ToP Facilitation Methods

November 13 - November 14
Redding CA

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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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 in four sessions 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…

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