The following is a brief description of the core of ToP® Participatory Strategic Planning Process. Each session of Participatory Strategic Planning is done in a basic workshop format which includes individual and small group brainstorming to generate data, organizing the data to look at the new relationships which are formed and naming the data in order to clearly discern the consensus of the group. These activities are done in a variety of ways depending on the particular objective of the session. At times work is done individually, at times as a whole group, and, at times there are small teams working to clarify ideas.
The process builds consensus, achieves effective group communication, turns ideas into productive action, and shapes concrete accomplishments into a strategic plan.