ToP Facilitation Methods

Learning you can use immediately

Course Type: Gateway
Pre-requisite: None (TFM is the prerequisite for other ToP courses)
Time Required: 2-Day Course
See tiered pricing below.

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About the Course*

ToP Facilitation Methods – a three-part course

  1. The Focused Conversation Method
  2. The Consensus Workshop Method
  3. The Action Planning Method

You will learn proven ways to activate group participation. Leave with powerful tools for planning events.



  • Facilitate group consensus-based workshops
  • Shape questions that stimulate candid feedback and discussion
  • Acquire a framework for any group process – from a small workshop to a multi-day conference
  • Assemble detailed action plans in less time
  • Saves time and money with increased productivity

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About ToP Facilitation Methods


Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Masters Certified Education Specialists (MCHES) earn 13,5 Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) for ToP Facilitation Methods recognized by the National Commission on Health Education Certification (NCHEC).

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) members earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for ToP Facilitation Methods (14.5 CM).



ToP Facilitation Methods

Who Should Take this Course

Whether you have never facilitated a group or have years of experience, you will learn new and useful methods to quickly synthesize information and focus a group on a final consensus.

ToP Facilitation Methods is for anyone who leads meetings, works with groups and seeks better results, including:

  • Managers and supervisors
  • Executive directors and board members
  • Project and team leaders
  • Educators and health practitioners
  • Active citizens and community workers
  • Facilitators, trainers and consultants


  • Turn learning into immediately useable tools through hands-on practice
  • Learn practical applications for your work and personal life
  • Guide a meaningful group conversation
  • Learn a structured process to facilitate a meaningful exchange of ideas
  • Discover ways to involve the entire group in thinking through difficult issues
  • Heighten your effectiveness in facilitating group communication

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Registration Fee (Early Bird reduction of $50.00 when paid 3 weeks in advance of course):

Organization Type

Course Fee

Corporate (for profit)  $950
Public-Government   $750
Large Non-Profit - Budget greater than 5 million  $950
Mid-sized Non-Profit - Budget between 1-5 million  $650
Small Non-Profit/Community - Budget less than 1 million  $400 
Independent Consultant  $650
Students  $400
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