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July 2020

ToP Facilitation Methods ~ Cancelled

July 9 - July 10
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, 1103 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606 United States
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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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ToP Facilitation Methods ~ Postponed

July 23 - July 24

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 2020

Community Development Intensive (CDI)

August 4 - August 7
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, 1103 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606 United States
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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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Mastering Technology of Participation (MToP)

August 19 - August 21
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, 1103 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606 United States
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Intensive I 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…

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ToP Facilitation Methods

August 25 - August 26
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, 1103 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606 United States
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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 2020

ToP Facilitation Methods

September 3 - September 4
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, 1103 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606 United States
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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

September 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cal State East Bay Oakland Center, 1000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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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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ToP Strategic Planning

September 10 @ 8:15 am - September 11 @ 5:30 pm
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, 1103 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606 United States
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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

September 24 @ 8:15 am - 5:30 pm
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, 1103 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606 United States
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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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Facilitation for Innovation

September 25 @ 8:15 am - 5:30 pm
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, 1103 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606 United States
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8:15am-5:30pm 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…

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October 2020

ToP Facilitation Methods

October 8 - October 9
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, 1103 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606 United States
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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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November 2020

ToP Facilitation Methods

November 5 - November 6
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, 1103 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606 United States
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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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Mastering Technology of Participation (MToP)

November 18 - November 20
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, 1103 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606 United States
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Intensive II 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…

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December 2020

ToP Facilitation Methods

December 3 - December 4
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, 1103 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606 United States
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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 2021

Mastering Technology of Participation (MToP)

February 17, 2021 - February 19, 2021
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, 1103 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606 United States
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Intensive III 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…

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May 2021

Mastering Technology of Participation (MToP)

May 19, 2021 - May 21, 2021
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, 1103 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606 United States
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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.…

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