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ToP Course Offerings

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.

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Online Facilitation

ToP Facilitation Methods Leadership Online: Intensive

Gain real world experience in applying ToP methods in leadership situations. This unique course provides an understanding of ToP along with hands on experience to deepen your capacity to use it in your work. This course offers small group and personalized one-to-one coaching, reference materials, and opportunities to design facilitation plans for your unique situation. Ideal for leaders who want higher engagement and motivation from teamwork. *See below for available tiered pricing!*

22.5 hrs, Nine 2.5 hr sessions

$1,650.00

Accelerated Action Planning Online

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. *See below for available tiered pricing!*

1 day

$350.00

Action Planning Practice Lab on Miro

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.

4.5 hr session

$350.00

Shift Happens: Design Principles for a Virtual World

Individuals, groups, and organizations are responding and adapting to changing work and local and global environments. Explore the theories, tools, and techniques to create designs that will meet your group's needs. *See below for available tiered pricing!*

Two 3.5 hour sessions

$600.00

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. *See below for available tiered pricing!*

5 half-day segments

$1,150.00

ToP Secrets of Implementation: Online

Re-strategize for new situations, explore ways to meet deliverables in a virtual environment, bring new partners to the table mid-stream, and stay participatory and collaborative through virtual communication. *See below for available tiered pricing!*

Four 3-hour sessions

$950.00

ToP Focused Conversation Online

Generate meaningful, productive dialogue around any topic with this powerful, universally applicable framework. *See below for available tiered pricing!*

7 hours

$600.00

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Facilitation for Innovation Online

While the “lone genius” remains a beloved cultural image, the science of creativity shows that connections among innovators are what enable breakthroughs, large and small. Groups and teams are a critical place to cultivate creative thinking for innovative solutions. *See below for available tiered pricing!*

2 Days

$750.00

Approaches to Environmental Scanning Online (Pilot)

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. *See below for available tiered pricing!*

3 Days

$750.00

Mastering Technology of Participation

Skyrocket your facilitation skills to the mastery level and build a supportive community of practice through this intensive and stimulating year-long learning experience. *See below for available tiered pricing!*

12 Day

$5,500.00

Facilitation Fundamentals

ToP Facilitation Methods

Explore the landscape of facilitation and learn three key processes for activating group participation in our acclaimed flagship course.

2 Days

Tiered pricing available

26 - 27 Jul
Iowa
9 - 10 Aug
St. Cloud Minnesota
10 - 11 Aug
Kansas, City, MO
30 - 31 Aug
Rochester, MN
30 - 31 Aug
St Louis Park, MN
7 - 8 Sep
Pearland, TX
15 - 16 Sep
Ft. Myers, Florida
21 - 22 Sep
Seattle
26 - 27 Sep
Madison, WI
12 - 13 Oct
Las Vegas, Nevada
17 - 18 Oct
26 Meadow Rd Asheville, NC 28803
26 - 27 Oct
St Louis Park, MN
14 - 15 Nov
Cedar Rapids
6 - 7 Dec
St Louis Park, MN
7 - 8 Dec
Orlando, FL

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. *See below for available tiered pricing!*

3 Days

$1,250.00

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ToP Focused Conversation

Generate meaningful, productive dialogue around any topic with this powerful, universally applicable framework. *See below for available tiered pricing!*

1 Day

$600.00

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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.

Half-Day

Tiered pricing available

Facilitation Graphics

90% of adults learn best when visuals are part of their learning experience! Learn how to activate the power of visual thinking in your meetings with color, imagery, and design.

1 Day

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Making Data Dance

Making Data Dance focuses on designing participatory processes for data gathering, review and analysis. We illustrate ways to ground groups in the data they need to make better decisions using the Focused Conversation and Consensus Workshop methods; share a straightforward tool to gather stakeholder perceptions; and provide an opportunity for you to actively participate in and apply the methods we share. *See below for available tiered pricing!*

1 Day

$600.00

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Meetings That Work

In today’s world of truncated timelines, increased workloads, and demands for workplace democracy, we need group decisions made quickly, positively, and with diminished frustration. We also need to ensure that meetings are effective, efficient, and highly productive. This course is designed for the person who needs tools to enhance participation and productivity in various types of meetings.

2 days

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Facilitation for Innovation

This highly interactive course introduces tools and practices that groups and teams can use to heighten their creativity quotient and foster innovative problem solving.

1 Day

Tiered pricing available

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