ToP Facilitation Methods

Technology of Participation

ToP® Online Facilitation Methods

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.

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Register to attend our upcoming in-person facilitation training in Charleston, SC.

IN-PERSON facilitation training… yes, come join Holly Hayes (SC trainer) and BethMarie Ward (California trainer) in beautiful Charleston, SC for a two-day training on ToP Facilitation methods. Seating is limited…so you will want to join quickly. Please reach out with any questions at 803-920-1736.

Wednesday, March 13th and Thursday, March 14th

Meet your Trainers

SC ToP Trainer Holly Hayes

Holly Hayes
SC Trainer

SC ToP Trainer Beth Marie Ward

BethMarie Ward
CA Trainer

Location

Opportunity Center Charleston SC

Opportunity Center
8570 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29406


Sign up for our upcoming on-line facilitation trainings via Zoom.

May 6 - May 10, 2024
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST


ISI Consulting uses the Technology of Participation (ToP)® Facilitation Methods

The Technology of Participation (ToP)® is a method of facilitation that helps groups think, talk and work together effectively and efficiently, and provides leaders and team members with structured methods that:

  1. Enhance Individual and Team Results - (Building a sense of ownership and commitment; Aligning ideas and input; Moving ideas into action)
  2. Improve Organizational Effectiveness - (Creating unity and cooperation; Establishing new levels of trust and teamwork; Improving communication)
  3. Produce Exemplary Products and Results - (Channeling the inherent insight and wisdom of individuals and groups; Using adaptable, flexible decision-making methods that save time and money; and Ensuring real participation at all levels).
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Course: Focused Conversation Method, Consensus Workshop Method and Action Planning Process

Do you struggle with circular conversation in meetings that don’t seem to go anywhere?

Are you anxious about what to do when conflict arises or someone dominates the conversation?

Do you feel like you’re set up for failure when trying to get people to stay committed and motivated to group projects?

In this engaging course you will learn three simple, universally applicable approaches to help you confidently move any group from conflict or confusion to consensus and commitment.

Focused Conversation

A universal framework to generate meaningful, productive dialogue around any topic.

  • Conduct purposeful, productive meetings and discussions
  • Stimulate candid feedback
  • Surface new ideas and solutions
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Consensus Workshop

Infuse a group with creative energy and bring diverse opinions and perspectives into an agreement everyone can own and support.

  • Tap rational and intuitive thought processes
  • Respectfully integrate diverse ideas into a larger whole
  • Generate practical and creative solutions from multiple perspectives
  • Minimize conflict and achieve consensus
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Action Planning

Quickly plan and prepare a group project for launch, and develop shared commitment to timelines, tasks, and success measures.

  • Analyze the current reality and set inspiring goals
  • Maximize group ownership and creativity
  • Craft a doable plan with clear ownership, timelines and success measures
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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 a step-by-step manual and resource guide + 1 hour of free expert coaching.


Course Applicable To:

  • Project and Team Leaders
  • Facilitators, Trainers and Consultants
  • Project & Change Managers
  • Managers and Supervisors
  • Executive Directors and Board Members
  • Educators and Health Practitioners
  • Active Citizens and Community Workers
  • Government Employees and Elected Officials
  • UX and Product Designers
  • Community organizers
  • Community Engagement Managers
  • Others who lead meetings or collaborate with groups of any kind

Prerequisites:

None

Continuing Ed Credits:

13.5 NCHEC (CHES & MCHES)

14.5 AICP (APA)

14 PDU (CAPM)

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Tiered Pricing:

Corporate

Large nonprofits (budget > $5 million)

$1,250

Public

Government

$1,050

Individual Professional

Mid-Sized Non-Profit (budget $1-5 million)

$950

Small Non-Profit (budget $1-5 million)

Student (student ID required)

$650

ToP® Online Facilitation Methods

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.

Sign up for our upcoming on-line facilitation trainings via Zoom.

January 29 - February 2, 2024
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST

May 6 - May 10, 2024
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

Sign up for our upcoming in-person facilitation training in Charleston, SC.

Wednesday, March 13th and Thursday, March 14th