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August 2020

Community Development Intensive (CDI) ~ Cancelled

August 4, 2020 - August 7, 2020
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, 2020 - August 21, 2020
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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Just Mercy, A Focused Conversation on the Movie

August 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Just Mercy, A Focused Conversation on the Movie August 23, Sunday, 2:00 pm PT, 3:30 pm CT Just Mercy is a true story based on the life work of Civil Rights Attorney Bryan Stevenson. After graduating from Harvard, Stevenson heads to Alabama and establishes the Equal Justice Initiative to defend those wrongly condemned or those not afforded proper representation. One of his first cases is that of Walter McMillian, who is sentenced to death in 1987 for the murder of…

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ToP Facilitation Methods ~ Cancelled

August 25, 2020 - August 26, 2020
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 ~ Cancelled

September 3, 2020 - September 4, 2020
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 ~ Cancelled

September 4, 2020 @ 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 ~ Cancelled

September 10, 2020 @ 8:15 am - September 11, 2020 @ 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 ~ Cancelled

September 24, 2020 @ 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 ~ Cancelled

September 25, 2020 @ 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, 2020 - October 9, 2020
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, 2020 - November 6, 2020
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, 2020 - November 20, 2020
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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January 2021

ToP Facilitation Methods Online (Pilot)

January 8, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Friday, repeating until January 29, 2021

ToP Facilitation Methods Online will be offered as one course with 4 modules, with one registration. It will meet 4 Fridays, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29. 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. Description 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…

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ToP Facilitation Methods Online (Pilot)

January 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

ToP Facilitation Methods Online will be offered as one course, with one registration. It will meet 4 consecutive Fridays 8:00 AM PST. 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.Description Description 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…

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ToP Facilitation Methods Online (Pilot)

January 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

ToP Facilitation Methods Online will be offered as one course, with one registration. It will meet 4 consecutive Fridays 8:00 AM PST. 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.Description Description 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…

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ToP Facilitation Methods Online (Pilot)

January 29, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

ToP Facilitation Methods Online will be offered as one course, with one registration. It will meet 4 consecutive Fridays 8:00 AM PST. 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.Description Description 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…

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