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Technology of Participation Training Courses

ToP Facilitation Methods

2 days

Next Course:
October 14-15, 2020 in San Antonio

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Learn three proven ways to activate group participation: the Focused Conversation, Consensus Workshop, and Action Planning. This training will help you facilitate group conversations and discussions which allow members to share diverse perspectives in a non-confrontational manner, facilitate group consensus-based workshops that respect the diversity of perspectives, and rapidly pull together detailed action plans. Hands-on practice helps you discover practical uses in your life and work.

ToP Strategic Planning

2 days

Next Course:
TBD in Nashville

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This training presents a structured planning process which incorporates the group facilitation methods into productive action and concrete accomplishments that: enhances your capacity for creative strategy building; enables a group to come to a common vision and create a “participant-owned” plan that deals with the realities blocking the group; teaches the complete strategic planning process of vision, contradictions, strategic directions and implementation; and demonstrates how to weave together the basic tools into longer formats and retreat settings.

ToP Secrets of Implementation

2 days

This course is about keeping plans and projects alive, relevant, doable and achievable. There is a large and powerful component for peer mentoring in this course. After taking this course you will be able to: understand and anticipate the ups and downs of the implementation journey, initiate dynamic plans, sustain momentum in plans that the team has created, review and reposition projects that are in process, and bring closure to plans and celebrate the team’s work.

To register for a ToP Course please visit the Institute of Cultural Affairs website.