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ToP Course Offerings

***In the midst of our global COVID-19 crisis, ToP is responding to the needs of so many whose work has shifted to the virual world. Please find information about the virual courses created by ToP Trainers here:***

ToP courses are offered year-round throughout the United States. Inquire about scheduling a public course in your area or an in-house training for your organization at the Contact Us link above.

Course pricing is tiered. Please select a course to see detailed registration rates.

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ToP Strategic Planning Online

ToP Strategic Planning teaches how to weave powerful ToP methods into an integrated approach to strategic planning and creation of plans that are realistic, achievable and easy to monitor. This method is especially useful with larger groups of stakeholders and groups holding diverse ideas. Strategic plans using this powerful process can be accomplished in as little as two days.

5 half-day segments


Action Planning Practice Lab on Miro (Pilot)

Become skilled in facilitating the ToP Action Planning Method using an online platform with this hands-on practice lab for TFM graduates! Leave with an online template to use when hosting an Action Plan workshop.

4 hours


Shift Happens: Design Principles for a Virtual World (Pilot)

Individuals, groups, and organizations are in the middle of recreating how we work together. Learn theories, tools, and techniques to help!

Two three-hour sessions


Virtual Facilitation Online

Learn to facilitate stimulating and productive virtual meetings, where engaged participants effectively exchange ideas, manage projects and solve problems...all online! **Please note - this course is currently being redeveloped. See virtual courses offered by ToP Trainers at***

8 sessions


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Facilitation Fundamentals

ToP Facilitation Methods - Leadership Edition

A sister to our flagship facilitation course, this extended three-day version highlights the role of the facilitative leader and offers additional practice opportunities in a more relaxed environment.

3 Days


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ToP Focused Conversation

Generate meaningful, productive dialogue around any topic with this powerful, universally applicable framework.

1 Day


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Approaches to Environmental Scanning

Explore 10 creative, insightful tools to understand customer, staff or community perceptions and needs, delve into relevant data, and get groups on the same page to launch their work.

1 Day


Accelerated Action Planning

Plan and prepare a group project for launch, and develop shared commitment to timelines, tasks, and success measures in the time it takes to have a regular staff meeting.



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