ToP Secrets of Implementation

You’ve successfully created a participatory plan together, now the implementation journey begins.  Attend this learning lab to learn 40 tips to implementation success with fellow practitioners bringing real case examples.


People who are actively supporting the implementation of plans and strategies with teams, including but not limited to: Consultants, facilitators, organizational leadership and change agents, social change agents, community workers, and planners. Local, state and federal program and project managers. Please bring some of your own implementation problems to work on.

When:   October 20th-21st, 2020
Where:  ACYR in Phoenix, AZ

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Do your clients have difficulties sustaining a plan once it has been initiated? Do you sometimes have difficulties helping your clients stay on track, bring new people into a team and bring closure? 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
  • Bring closure to plans and celebrate the team’s work

Who Should Take the Course?

Consultants, facilitators, organizational change agents, social change agents, community workers, planners, and project managers. Please bring some of your own implementation problems to work on.


  • Excellent results from plans
  • Highly motivated teams
  • One hour of free coaching within 6 months of the course
  • A detailed manual for post-course use and review

Prerequisite: ToP® Facilitation Methods

ToP Two Day Course Pricing

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

“I have found the tools very valuable in bringing diverse voices together for learning and collaborative action.”

Program Manager, Denver Healthy People


When full payment or purchase order is received 3 weeks or more in advance, you can receive a $50 discount for the course.


Cancellation refunds may be received with up to 21 days prior to each course. Cancellations received with less than 21 days prior to a course will be subject to full payment. You may send a substitute or re-schedule for the next course date if you can’t attend.


American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance (AICP CM) units: 14.5 CM

Master Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES-MCHES) hours: 13.5

Technology of Participation ToP® is the registered trademark of the Institute of Cultural Affairs.