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August 2016

ToP Strategic Planning

August 4, 2016 - August 5, 2016
Unitarian Universalist of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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$655.00

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 with the realities blocking the group Experience and practice the complete strategic planning process of vision, contradictions, strategic directions and implementation Demonstrate how to weave together the basic tools into longer formats and retreat settings. Pre-requisite Course…

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September 2016

Accelerated Action Planning

September 30, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
$195.00

Accelerated Action Planning ToP Accelerated Action Planning Need to quickly get everyone on the same page, create genuine buy-in, and think you don't have enough time to plan? This Accelerated Action Planning (AAP) course will help you energize and align your team towards a common outcome in the time it takes to have a regular staff meeting. All the practical details that make for a successful project are covered.  AAP tools are especially useful for small teams of 4-10 members…

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October 2016

Community of Practice

October 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Date and Time is 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm on Wednesday, October 12th. The location is Broadway & 12th in Downtown Oakland. At 5:00 pm there will be dinner and socializing  (Kathleen will get some Chinese food to share; everyone can split the costs). At 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm a Community of Practice Meeting will be held.  We will share successes and questions about Action Planning facilitation and implementation practices. Come join in a practical discussion! Please RSVP to Kathleen…

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ToP Facilitation Methods

October 13, 2016 - October 14, 2016
$655.00

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. Participants engage in hands-on practice using the methods, and also spend time exploring how to apply the methods to their specific situations. Participants leave the…

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December 2016

ToP Facilitation Methods

December 8, 2016 - December 9, 2016
$655.00

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. Participants engage in hands-on practice using the methods, and also spend time exploring how to apply the methods to their specific situations. Participants leave the…

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January 2017

Community of Practice

January 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

MToP is an intensive, stimulating, and skill enhancing year long experience that will enable you to significantly improve your facilitation and facilitative leadership capabilities. Join us to learn about the experience and how it can benefit you! Pot Luck - bring a dish you are able to share, even if it is just yourself! 5:30 eats and greets, 6:00 start time. To reserve your spot, contact Stacey Daraio 415-987-0467 or stacey@strategicfacilitation.com. (location information with rsvp).

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February 2017

Power of Image Shift

February 7, 2017 - February 9, 2017
$845.00

Move beyond facilitation to transformational session design About the Course Individuals, groups, and organizations sometimes need to rethink and adjust to the current reality. The Power of Image Shift course helps you to thoroughly understand the complexity and depth required in transformational change. This course provides tools to design facilitation or training sessions that result in effective change. The Session Covers Image Shift theory and how it relates to the understanding of how our brain works Role messages play in…

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Accelerated Action Planning

February 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$195.00

Energize and align your team toward a common goal in the time it takes to have a regular staff meeting. Learn all the practical details that ensure a successful project. This process is especially useful for small teams of 4 – 10 members who are planning an event or project within the next few months. Outcomes Produce a comprehensive, high-level action plan in just two hours Receive an action planning tool for a small team to use in developing a high-level plan…

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June 2017

Accelerated Action Planning

June 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$195.00

Energize and align your team toward a common goal in the time it takes to have a regular staff meeting. Learn all the practical details that ensure a successful project. This process is especially useful for small teams of 4 – 10 members who are planning an event or project within the next few months. Outcomes Produce a comprehensive, high-level action plan in just two hours Receive an action planning tool for a small team to use in developing a high-level plan…

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October 2017

Accelerated Action Planning

October 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$195.00

Energize and align your team toward a common goal in the time it takes to have a regular staff meeting. Learn all the practical details that ensure a successful project. This process is especially useful for small teams of 4 – 10 members who are planning an event or project within the next few months. Outcomes Produce a comprehensive, high-level action plan in just two hours Receive an action planning tool for a small team to use in developing a high-level plan…

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September 2018

Making Data Dance

September 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$325.00

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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January 2019

Making Data Dance: Participatory Methods for Data Gathering and Analysis (ToP Network Conference, New Orleans)

January 15, 2019

Making Data Dance: Participatory Methods for Data Gathering and Analysis. (ToP Network Conference, New Orleans)
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 sheet on a sticky wall. The question is how do we make this data dance, become real and meaningful to the people who need to use it for decision making.

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February 2019

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

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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January 2020

Waves Of Change Annual ToP Gathering

January 11 @ 8:15 am - January 15 @ 5:30 pm
​Embassy Suites by Hilton — Walnut Creek, CA, 1345 Treat Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94597 United States
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The 2020 ToP Network Annual Gathering will be hosted in Walnut Creek, California. Join Center For Strategic Facilitation and other ToP trainers and facilitators for 3 days of workshops and plenaries and 2 days of post-gathering courses. Center For Strategic Facilitation faculty will offer Making Data Dance and Designing for Change at reduced prices. Learn, celebrate, connect! Join us for post-gathering courses on January 14 -15, 2020. Click here for more information

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Making Data Dance: Participatory Methods for Data Gathering and Analysis

January 15 @ 8:15 am - 5:30 pm
​Embassy Suites by Hilton — Walnut Creek, CA, 1345 Treat Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94597 United States

8:15AM-5:30PM Post-Gathering Courses Following the Gathering, on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 14-15, a variety of limited-availability courses will be offered at to deepen your facilitation toolkit.  Add on a post-course when you register for the Gathering in order to take advantage of deep discounts of 15-75% off normal course prices!  Participants can still take advantage of these Gathering-only even if NOT attending the Gathering. Making Data Dance       (There is special, significantly reduced pricing for these post-courses)   Waves of…

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