Why Technology of Participation - ToP
ToP provides structured facilitation methods to help groups think, talk and work together.
  • Recognize and honor contributors
  • Deal with more data in less time
  • Pool individual contributions into useful patterns
  • Welcome diversity; minimize conflict

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ToP Training Tips

  • Speak Up - Participate in meetings
  • Brainstorm - Not “brain freeze”
  • Cure for the Circular Conversation - Get results

The National Commission on Health Education Certification and the American Institute of Certified Planners have approved continuing education credits for their professionals. Look for these marks on selected courses.



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altThis training was rewarding and inspiring, and you walk out the alt door ready to use your new tools.

Kassy Rice, DFC Project Coordinator

Top Facilitation Methods: Des Moines, Iowa

ToP Minute
Institute of Cultural Affairs - USA (ICA)

ToP was developed by ICA to release the creativity of people to plan, think and lead to shape their own destiny.

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