Leadership Methods - Adaptation of ToP Facilitation Methods

Learn Participatory Leadership Skills

Course Type: Gateway
Pre-requisite: None
Time Required: 3-Day Course
See tiered pricing below.

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About the Course
You will learn proven ways to achieve group participation including effective conversations, gaining consensus and motivating action. Whether you are a new or seasoned leader, you will learn creative, fresh and engaging ways to inspire your staff to effectively meet your organization’s goals. This three-day course provides time to practice participatory leadership skills in a relaxed environment.



  • Heighten your effectiveness in leading team communication
  • Learn a structured process to lead a meaningful exchange of ideas and make critical decisions together
  • Acquire a framework to discuss and resolve difficult issues
  • Energize problem-solving to bring diverse ideas into a consensus
  • Shape questions that stimulate ideas and discussion

Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Masters Certified Education Specialists (MCHES) earn 16.5 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 – Leadership Edition (21.5 CM).



Leadership Methods

Who Should Take this Course

Leaders who want higher engagement, motivation and greater results from teams

  • 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


  • Engage and motivate staff and team members
  • Learn to effectively manage unproductive conflict
  • Save time and money with increased productivity
  • Discover ways to involve the entire group in thinking through difficult issues
  • Gain confidence in leading staff and teams in projects
  • Learn skills to allow members to share diverse perspectives in a non-confrontational manner
  • Facilitate group consensus
  • Assemble detailed action plans in less time
  • Turn learning into immediately useable tools through hands-on practice

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Registration Fee (Early Bird reduction of $75.00 when paid 3 weeks in advance of course):

Organization Type

Course Fee

Corporate (for profit)  $1250
Public-Government   $950
Large Non-Profit - Budget greater than 5 million  $1250
Mid-sized Non-Profit - Budget between 1-5 million  $850
Small Non-Profit/Community - Budget less than 1 million  $500 
Independent Consultant  $850
Students  $500
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