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February 2018

ToP Facilitation Methods

February 8 - February 9
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, 1103 Embarcadero
OAKLAND, CA 94606 United States
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8:15 am to 5pm

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Accelerated Action Planning

February 16 @ 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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March 2018

Innovation For Change

March 16 @ 8:15 am - 5:30 pm
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, 1103 Embarcadero
OAKLAND, CA 94606 United States
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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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Making Data Dance

March 23 @ 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? 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…

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April 2018

Designing for Change: Shifting Images for Transformation

April 19 - April 20

This class has been revised. Now, a 2 day class (previously 3 days) We have also changed the name from 'The Power of Image Shift' to 'Designing for Change: Shifting Images for Transformation'. Learn how to more fully design facilitation and training sessions using image shift theory for client assessment and ICA’s Kaleidoscope Design tools to create image shifting, powerful design Are you.... Wanting tools to help your clients make the real changes they need to make? Missing a thoughtful…

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May 2018

ToP Facilitation Methods (Redding)

May 8 - May 9
Redding Redding, CA United States

8:15 am to 5pm

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Focused Conversation

May 17
Oakland, CA OAKLAND,

One-day intensive. (Early Bird Rates Available!) 8:15am-5:30pm Learn the art of guiding a structured dialogue from surface to depth using four levels of questions. ToP Focused Conversation Learn how to design and facilitate a meaningful exchange of ideas. Discover how to involve every member in thinking through difficult or intriguing issues. Become more effective in facilitating virtually every form of group communication. Make good use of people’s time Quickly capture a group’s best thinking Surface new ideas and solutions Outcomes…

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June 2018

Accelerated Action Planning – SF Bay Area – Oakland

June 8 @ 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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ToP Strategic Planning

June 21 - June 22
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront, 1103 Embarcadero
OAKLAND, CA 94606 United States
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8am to 5pm 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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Focused Conversations

June 29

Course Type    Foundational  Location          SF Bay Area - East Bay Course Dates  June 29, 2018 Time Zone       Pacific Standard Time Trainers          Robert Quintana Hopkins, Jane Stallman Course Description: ToP Focused Conversation Learn how to design and facilitate a meaningful exchange of ideas. Discover how to involve every member in thinking through difficult or intriguing issues. Become more effective in facilitating virtually every form of group communication. Make good…

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July 2018

ToP Facilitation Methods

July 12 - July 13
Oakland, CA OAKLAND,

8:15 am to 5pm

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September 2018

Making Data Dance

September 20 @ 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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ToP Facilitation Methods

September 27 - September 28

8:15 am to 5pm

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October 2018

Accelerated Action Planning October 12, 2018

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

October 25 - October 26
Oakland, CA OAKLAND,

8am to 5pm 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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December 2018

ToP Facilitation Methods

December 6 - December 7

8:15 am to 5pm

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