ToP Facilitation Methods

ToP® Facilitation Methods is the foundational course in the ToP course menu and covers core methods you can put to use immediately!

Join this course to learn three proven ways to activate group participation. Hands-on practice during the course will help you discover immediate uses in your life and work.

The video below shares some flavor of what to expect.

Training Dates for 2019

Apr 9-10, 2019

Sep 10-11, 2019

Nov 5-6, 2019

Course Agenda and Content:

The Focused Conversation Method

This common sense approach leads naturally to a meaningful exchange of ideas

  • Conduct purposeful discussion
  • Capture a group’s best thinking easily
  • Surface new ideas and solutions
  • Stimulate candid feedback

The Consensus Workshop Method

This Structure process is so engaging people are energized getting to consensus.

  • Tap rational and intuitive thought processes
  • Integrate diverse ideas
  • Generate practical and creative solutions
  • Develop group consensus

The Action Planning Method

These practical steps help groups plan, organize recourses and build commitment.

  • Visualize a successful result
  • Analyze the current reality
  • Create a practical plan
  • Maximize group involvement

Who Should Take this Course?:

  • Managers and supervisors
  • Executive directors and board members
  • Facilitators, trainers and consultants
  • Educators and health practitioner
  • Active citizens and community workers


  • Unproductive conflict disappears
  • Groups create their own motivation
  • Personal commitment becomes a norm
  • Visible results appear more quickly
  • Increased productivity save time, money

Course Credits Offered:

AICP CM units: 14.5 CM.

CHES-MCHES hours: 13.5

ToP® Facilitation Methods is the prerequisite for many other courses.


Corporate (for-profit) $950
Public/Government $750
Large Institutions (budgets > $5m) $950
Mid-Sized (budget between $1-5m) $650
Small/Community-based (budget < $1m) $400
Individual/No Organizational Affiliation
Independent Consultant $650
Student Rate $450

For further information, please contact Marilyn Oyler at Partners in Participation: When full payment is received three or more weeks in advance, you can receive a discount of $50.

(602) 468-0605

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