ToP Strategic Planning

ToP Strategic Planning presents a structured planning process which incorporates the workshop method for building consensus, the focused conversation method for effective group communication and an implementation planning process for turning ideas into productive action and concrete accomplishments.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?

Executives and organizational leaders who depend on others for successful implementation of organization strategies:  Senior administrators, managers, private consultants, community coordinators, policy analysts, board members, educators and individuals responsible for design and facilitation of strategic planning efforts in organizations.

Note: This advanced course has a pre-requisite that attendees have taken ToP Facilitation Methods.

COURSE INFORMATION & LOGISTICS

When: May 5th-6th, 2020 and November 17th-18th, 2020
Where: ACYR, 648 N 5th Ave, Phoenix, AZ

REGISTRATION
You can register for this course, or see all the courses available this calendar year by contacting

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COURSE EXPECTATIONS

This course provides a structured process that helps you plan and facilitate a meaningful strategic plan. As a participant you will:

  • Enhance your capacity for creative strategy building,
  • Enable a group to come to a common vision and create a “participant-owned” plan that deals with the realities blocking the group,
  • Experience and practice the complete strategic planning process of vision, contradictions, strategic directions and implementation,
  • Demonstrate how to weave together the basic tools into longer formats and retreat settings.

STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS

The ToP Strategic Planning process builds on your learning from the ToP Facilitation Methods course, showing you how to weave those methods to achieve a resulting plan that is realistic, achievable, and easy to monitor.

The five steps of ToP Strategic Planning process are:

Prep and Design

Assess the clients’ objectives and needs, including their history and their hopes for planning

Practical Vision

Transform individual desires and hopes, into a collective & shared vision for the future

 UNDERLYING CONTRADICTIONS

Facilitate an in-depth understanding of the blocks and barriers the group is currently and will continue to face if left unacknowledged

STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS

Craft strategies that will allow the group to address the underlying contradictions and move toward the vision.

FOCUSED IMPLEMENTATION

Help the group craft concrete actions based on their strategies; Determine realistic accomplishments for the first year and lay out specific responsibilities and deadlines for the first quarter.

TOP FACILITATION METHODS (TFM) PRICING

Corporate (for-profit) $950
Public/Government $750
Non-Profit:
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 $400

“Excellent instructors; cutting-edge methods of strategic planning. More planners all over the nation need to take this course.”

TSP Participant, Minneapolis

DISCOUNTS

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

CANCELLATION

Cancellation refunds may be received with up to 21 days notice prior to each course. Cancellations received with less than 21 days notice 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.

COURSE CREDITS OFFERED

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

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