Whether you are a new or seasoned leader, in this engaging course you will learn creative, fresh and powerful ways to inspire your staff to effectively meet your organization’s goals.
Generate meaningful, productive dialogue around any topic with this universal framework.
Infuse a group with creative energy and bring diverse opinions and perspectives into alignment with this energizing process.
Quickly plan and prepare a group project for launch, and develop shared commitment to timelines, tasks, and success measures.
Immersive demonstrations, hands on practice, peer coaching, and real life application opportunities will ensure you leave with confidence to immediately put your new skills to use.
You’ll receive: step-by-step manual and resource guide + 1 hour of free expert coaching.
Leaders who want higher engagement, motivation and greater results from teams
16.5 NCHEC (CHES & MCHES)
14.5 AICP (APA)
14 PDU (CAPM)
"I went through a ToP facilitation training several years ago and it was by far the best quality and most useful training I have participated in over the years. The co-[trainers] really bring the subject alive and help teach through applied learning.”
- Heather Ficht, Executive Director
East Cascades Workforce Investment Board
“It’s been years since I took a ToP workshop but I still use techniques I learned. I’m always pleased with the results, but last night’s meeting exceeded my hopes. Our topic was controversial and the participants had a reputation for being confrontational. And while our questions were designed to bring out the most productive answers, it was the methodology I have to thank for establishing a context where people felt appreciated and heard, and as a result offered up their most constructive, forthright, and insightful input. In the summative words of one of our participants: WOW”
"ToP training is rigorous, powerful and well worth the investment! We trained our entire management team to use ToP Facilitation Methods and have been using them all over the organization. ToP has given managers an important tool that strengthens the culture of participatory decision making and promotes staff acceptance and enthusiasm for organization initiatives and change."
- Elizabeth Carty, MSW
Chief Operating Officer, Center for Elders Independence
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