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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.

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

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ToP Facilitation Methods

ToP Facilitation Methods

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

2 Days

$1,250.00

28 - 29 Feb
Minnesota
29 Feb - 1 Mar
Texas
5 - 6 Mar
Lincoln
7 - 8 Mar
Salt Lake City
13 - 14 Mar
South Carolina
14 - 15 Mar
Cedar Rapids
19 - 20 Mar
Madison
21 - 22 Mar
Asheville
21 - 22 Mar
Seattle
21 - 22 Mar
California
21 - 22 Mar
Phoenix, AZ
26 - 27 Mar
Minneapolis, MN
9 - 10 Apr
Madison
11 - 12 Apr
Cincinnati
11 - 12 Apr
Long Beach, CA
18 - 19 Apr
Bloomington
18 - 19 Apr
Illinois
18 - 19 Apr
Nevada
29 - 30 Apr
Cambridge
1 - 2 May
Madison, WI
2 - 3 May
Seattle
7 - 8 May
Wisconsin
9 - 10 May
St Paul
14 - 15 May
Minnesota
15 - 16 May
Omaha
16 - 17 May
Irving, TX
16 - 17 May
California
21 - 22 May
Missouri
29 - 30 May
Illinois
30 - 31 May
Portland
3 - 4 Jun
Wisconsin
5 - 6 Jun
Salt Lake City, UT
11 - 12 Jun
Minneapolis, MN
17 - 18 Jun
Asheville
17 - 18 Jun
Massachusetts
24 - 25 Jun
Minnesota
9 - 10 Jul
Wisconsin
15 - 16 Jul
Missouri
25 - 26 Jul
California
30 - 31 Jul
Minneapolis, MN
31 Jul - 1 Aug
Nevada
7 - 8 Aug
Irving, TX
15 - 16 Aug
Georgia
15 - 16 Aug
Cedar Rapids
20 - 21 Aug
Minneapolis, MN
22 - 23 Aug
Illinois
10 - 11 Sep
Wisconsin
17 - 18 Sep
Minnesota
17 - 18 Sep
Nebraska
19 - 20 Sep
Salt Lake City, UT
26 - 27 Sep
California
2 - 3 Oct
Wisconsin
2 - 3 Oct
St Paul
3 - 4 Oct
Asheville
8 - 9 Oct
Minnesota
17 - 18 Oct
Long Beach, CA
21 - 22 Oct
Nevada
23 - 24 Oct
Illinois
11 - 12 Nov
Irving, TX
12 - 13 Nov
Minnesota
14 - 15 Nov
California
19 - 20 Nov
Irving
2 - 3 Dec
Madison
4 - 5 Dec
Minnesota
4 - 5 Dec
Illinois
4 - 5 Dec
Portland, OR
18 - 19 Dec
Minnesota

ToP Facilitation Methods Online

Explore the landscape of facilitation and learn three key processes for activating group participation virtually, in our acclaimed flagship course modified for the virtual world. *Tiered pricing available*

Variable - up to 19 hours

$1,250.00

4 - 8 Mar
Online
12 - 14 Mar
Online
9 - 11 Apr
Online
10 - 19 Apr
Online
16 - 25 Apr
Online
22 - 26 Apr
Online
23 Apr - 2 May
Online
6 - 10 May
Online
28 May - 6 Jun
Online
4 - 6 Jun
Online
12 - 21 Jun
Online
25 - 27 Jun
Online
22 - 26 Jul
Online
19 - 23 Aug
Online
21 - 30 Aug
Online
17 - 19 Sep
Online
23 - 27 Sep
Online
15 - 17 Oct
Online
15 - 24 Oct
Online
16 - 25 Oct
Online
21 - 25 Oct
Online
18 - 22 Nov
Online
4 - 13 Dec
Online
17 - 19 Dec
Online

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. *Tiered pricing available*

22.5 hrs, Nine 2.5 hr sessions

$1,850.00

No dates scheduled

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ToP Facilitation Methods for Community Engagement

ToP methods were created and refined through decades of community-based change work. This course follows the cycle of a community planning process, analysis, planning, implementation and evaluation. Learn both theoretical frameworks and practical tools to support authentic community engagement, community driven and led decision-making throughout a community project planning cycle. Participants will be an interactive learning community, learning from each other in addition to the tools and frameworks shared.

4 Days

$2,500.00

No dates scheduled

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Online Facilitation

ToP Facilitation Methods Online

Explore the landscape of facilitation and learn three key processes for activating group participation virtually, in our acclaimed flagship course modified for the virtual world. *Tiered pricing available*

Variable - up to 19 hours

$1,250.00

4 - 8 Mar
Online
12 - 14 Mar
Online
9 - 11 Apr
Online
10 - 19 Apr
Online
16 - 25 Apr
Online
22 - 26 Apr
Online
23 Apr - 2 May
Online
6 - 10 May
Online
28 May - 6 Jun
Online
4 - 6 Jun
Online
12 - 21 Jun
Online
25 - 27 Jun
Online
22 - 26 Jul
Online
19 - 23 Aug
Online
21 - 30 Aug
Online
17 - 19 Sep
Online
23 - 27 Sep
Online
15 - 17 Oct
Online
15 - 24 Oct
Online
16 - 25 Oct
Online
21 - 25 Oct
Online
18 - 22 Nov
Online
4 - 13 Dec
Online
17 - 19 Dec
Online

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. *Tiered pricing available*

22.5 hrs, Nine 2.5 hr sessions

$1,850.00

No dates scheduled

Register interest

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. *Tiered pricing*

1 day

$550.00

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

$550.00

No dates scheduled

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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

$650.00

No dates scheduled

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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. *See below for available tiered pricing!*

5 half-day segments

$1,250.00

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. *Tiered pricing available*

Four 3-hour sessions

$1,250.00

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

$650.00

No dates scheduled

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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

$800.00

No dates scheduled

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Approaches to Environmental Scanning Online

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. *Tiered pricing available*

3 Days

$800.00

Facilitation Fundamentals

ToP Facilitation Methods

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

2 Days

$1,250.00

28 - 29 Feb
Minnesota
29 Feb - 1 Mar
Texas
5 - 6 Mar
Lincoln
7 - 8 Mar
Salt Lake City
13 - 14 Mar
South Carolina
14 - 15 Mar
Cedar Rapids
19 - 20 Mar
Madison
21 - 22 Mar
Asheville
21 - 22 Mar
Seattle
21 - 22 Mar
California
21 - 22 Mar
Phoenix, AZ
26 - 27 Mar
Minneapolis, MN
9 - 10 Apr
Madison
11 - 12 Apr
Cincinnati
11 - 12 Apr
Long Beach, CA
18 - 19 Apr
Bloomington
18 - 19 Apr
Illinois
18 - 19 Apr
Nevada
29 - 30 Apr
Cambridge
1 - 2 May
Madison, WI
2 - 3 May
Seattle
7 - 8 May
Wisconsin
9 - 10 May
St Paul
14 - 15 May
Minnesota
15 - 16 May
Omaha
16 - 17 May
Irving, TX
16 - 17 May
California
21 - 22 May
Missouri
29 - 30 May
Illinois
30 - 31 May
Portland
3 - 4 Jun
Wisconsin
5 - 6 Jun
Salt Lake City, UT
11 - 12 Jun
Minneapolis, MN
17 - 18 Jun
Asheville
17 - 18 Jun
Massachusetts
24 - 25 Jun
Minnesota
9 - 10 Jul
Wisconsin
15 - 16 Jul
Missouri
25 - 26 Jul
California
30 - 31 Jul
Minneapolis, MN
31 Jul - 1 Aug
Nevada
7 - 8 Aug
Irving, TX
15 - 16 Aug
Georgia
15 - 16 Aug
Cedar Rapids
20 - 21 Aug
Minneapolis, MN
22 - 23 Aug
Illinois
10 - 11 Sep
Wisconsin
17 - 18 Sep
Minnesota
17 - 18 Sep
Nebraska
19 - 20 Sep
Salt Lake City, UT
26 - 27 Sep
California
2 - 3 Oct
Wisconsin
2 - 3 Oct
St Paul
3 - 4 Oct
Asheville
8 - 9 Oct
Minnesota
17 - 18 Oct
Long Beach, CA
21 - 22 Oct
Nevada
23 - 24 Oct
Illinois
11 - 12 Nov
Irving, TX
12 - 13 Nov
Minnesota
14 - 15 Nov
California
19 - 20 Nov
Irving
2 - 3 Dec
Madison
4 - 5 Dec
Minnesota
4 - 5 Dec
Illinois
4 - 5 Dec
Portland, OR
18 - 19 Dec
Minnesota

ToP Focused Conversation

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

1 Day

$650.00

No dates scheduled

Register interest

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. *Tiered pricing available*

1 Day

$800.00

Fri 1 Mar
Minnesota
Thu 14 Mar
Minnesota
Mon 25 Mar
Asheville
Fri 5 Apr
Orlando, FL
Tue 16 Apr
Bloomington
Fri 3 May
Wisconsin
Thu 23 May
Texas
Thu 23 May
Illinois
Fri 7 Jun
Wisconsin
Thu 13 Jun
Minnesota
Fri 19 Jul
Minnesota
Wed 14 Aug
Texas
Thu 22 Aug
Minneapolis, MN
Tue 24 Sep
Missouri
Fri 4 Oct
Wisconsin
Fri 4 Oct
St Paul
Wed 30 Oct
Massachusetts
Thu 7 Nov
Minnesota
Fri 8 Nov
Asheville

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. *Tiered pricing*

Half-Day

$550.00

Mon 11 Mar
Minnesota
Mon 18 Mar
Cambridge
Mon 8 Apr
Madison
Mon 6 May
Wisconsin
Thu 16 May
Minnesota
Mon 20 May
Missouri
Fri 31 May
Illinois
Mon 10 Jun
Minnesota
Mon 9 Sep
Madison, WI
Wed 25 Sep
Missouri
Mon 21 Oct
Minnesota
Mon 18 Nov
Irving
Tue 17 Dec
Minnesota

Facilitating Conciliation: Beyond Conflict Resolution

Two day consecutive course.

$1,250.00

No dates scheduled

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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

$700.00

No dates scheduled

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

No dates scheduled

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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

$1,250.00

No dates scheduled

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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

$800.00

No dates scheduled

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ToP Facilitation Methods for Community Engagement

ToP methods were created and refined through decades of community-based change work. This course follows the cycle of a community planning process, analysis, planning, implementation and evaluation. Learn both theoretical frameworks and practical tools to support authentic community engagement, community driven and led decision-making throughout a community project planning cycle. Participants will be an interactive learning community, learning from each other in addition to the tools and frameworks shared.

4 Days

$2,500.00

No dates scheduled

Register interest

Advanced Facilitation

ToP Strategic Planning

Weave a variety of ToP Facilitation Methods into an integrated approach to strategic planning, resulting in strong consensus around a realistic, achievable, measurable plan. *See below for available tiered pricing!*

2 days

$1,250.00

11 - 12 Mar
Madison
12 - 13 Mar
Minnesota
25 - 26 Mar
Seattle
3 - 4 Apr
Orlando, FL
1 - 2 May
Cambridge
13 - 14 May
Minnesota
21 - 22 May
Irving, TX
23 - 24 May
Missouri
5 - 6 Jun
Wisconsin
11 - 12 Jun
Minnesota
11 - 12 Jul
Wisconsin
17 - 18 Jul
Minnesota
17 - 18 Jul
Illinois
5 - 6 Aug
Illinois
12 - 13 Aug
Texas
16 - 17 Sep
texas
26 - 27 Sep
Missouri
10 - 11 Oct
Lincoln, NE
24 - 25 Oct
Nevada
28 - 29 Oct
Madison
31 Oct - 1 Nov
Massachusetts
5 - 6 Nov
Minnesota
6 - 7 Nov
Asheville
21 - 22 Nov
Irving
5 - 6 Dec
Madison

Facilitation Mastery

Designing for Change

The images we hold about ourselves and our world shape our behavior. Unlock the power of image to help clients transform their current reality into the future they seek and create effective and lasting change.

2 Days

Tiered pricing available

No dates scheduled

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