ToP Facilitation Methods - Online

Explore the landscape of facilitation and learn three key processes for activating group participation virtually, in the acclaimed Institute of Cultural Affairs flagship course -- modified for the virtual world.

In this engaging live online modular course you look at the landscape of facilitation and learn three simple, universally applicable approaches to help you confidently guide any group in sharing diverse perspectives and accessing group wisdom to reach consensus and commitment.

The ToP foundational methods are: Focused Conversation, Consensus Workshop, and Action Planning.

Public courses are listed on The ToP Network and can be customized for in-house delivery to your team. Contact us to discuss and schedule this capacity-building training.

Our next public session is taking place on Tuesdays beginning September 14th and is open for registration now:

Module 1 Landscape of Facilitation - Sept 14
Module 2 Focused Conversation - Sept 21
Module 3 Consensus Workshop - Sept 28
Module 4 Action Planning - Oct 5

Action Planning Application Lab - Miro

Become skilled in facilitating the ToP Action Planning Method using an online platform with this hands-on practice lab for TFM graduates. The 4-hour course includes an Action Planning template in both Miro and Google Slides.

This course offers graduates of the TFM, who already have some familiarity with the ToP Action Planning method, the opportunity to learn and practice leading a group through it online. You will leave with increased confidence to create a productive short-term planning experience, shared agreements, benchmarks, and more.

Upcoming session on September 30th, 2021

Virtual Meeting Support for your Team

Learn how to lead engaging, effective and collaborative meetings and events in the virtual space.
Connect with your team in a new and dynamic way, restoring a sense of community and connectedness.
Provide your team with a fast-paced, interactive session that takes your virtual toolkit to a new level. The bootcamp framework is structured to provide multiple ways to translate in-person activities to online spaces, including the use of warm-ups and meeting openers, individual and small group brainstorming, and group problem-solving and prioritizing, with techniques for closing reflections and application. The session can be customized in every stage and segment to meet specific needs of any team and address specific challenges and questions. The virtual platform can also be customized to reflect branding, extending its longevity and use.

Board design by Kim Howe

Virtual Platform Training & Coaching

Maximize the benefits of your virtual whiteboard by getting your team comfortable and competent in creating basic meeting formats, onboarding and orienting participants, and preparing everyone for a productive meeting.  

Learn how to lay out your board to reflect your agenda, using visual cues to help participants navigate easily. Assess the use of low, high, and even no-touch boards, get an understanding of account management, and learn tips and tricks for attractive yet simple board designs. Be equipped for potential challenges and ready to take your interactive meetings online, right away. Available as a group workshop or individual coaching support.