Note: Start date is August 6-8, 2019
The year-long Mastering ToP (MToP) program is designed for leaders who want to master their engagement and facilitation skills and expand their competencies. You will learn more about ToP method theory, acquire and apply new tools, practice with real clients, and share feedback with peers and certified professionals.
I. Learning Intensives: Each quarter, MToP cohorts meet in-person for three days of intensive work
Intensive 1: Facilitating Depth Reflection
Learn to enhance participatory environments, and dive into focused conversation, wave methodology, and image shift methods.
Intensive 2: Facilitating Consensus BuildingFocus on the consensus workshop method and its many variations, while exploring how to create multi-sensory impact.
Intensive 3: Orchestrating Group ActionCo-facilitate Action Planning sessions with real clients and deepen understanding of Strategic Planning methods.
Intensive 4: Designing for Transformative Change
Learn how to design exceptional events and produce effective results,. Discover how to integrate other methods. Deliver a presentation on your Personal Inquiry Project.
II. Field Experience: Practice and ongoing project learning between intensives
Apply methods between training sessions. Develop a Personal Inquiry Project.
Receive course materials, including an MToP Handbook, digital resources, and books: The Art of Focused Conversation and The Workshop Book. Those interested in certification can participate in a special cohort group.
III. Mentoring: Group mentoring meetings with colleagues and a mentor facilitator
MToP program prices range from $3,500 to $5,500 (see chart). Full payment is due by program start. If needed, contact us to discuss alternate payment options. Fees do not include lodging or meals.
Prerequisites include: ToP Facilitation Methods required ToP Strategic Planning recommended Commitment to attend quarterly intensive sessions and to spend time developing and practicing skills Readiness to get serious... and have fun!
Term I: August 6-8, 2019
Term II: November 5-7, 2019
Term III: February 4-6, 2020
Term IV: May 5-7, 2020
Description: Demonstrates proven ways to achieve group participation including effective conversations, gaining consensus and motivating action. Teaches the three ToP Facilitation Methodologies that are the basis for all other ToP Courses.
1. The ToP® Focused Conversation: provides a context for meaningful communication. It is used to facilitate group discussions, which allow members to share diverse perspectives in a productive and non-confrontational way.
2. The ToP® Consensus Workshop: facilitates group consensus-based decisions that respect the diversity of perspectives within the group inspire individual action and move the group toward joint resolve and action.
3. The ToP® Action Planning Process: is used to plan an event or project. This process clarifies and delineates the task and aligns the creativity, capabilities, interests, and resources of the group. The group decides necessary actions, roles, and responsibilities. The process builds trust, support enthusiasm, and consensus.
Length of Workshop: 2 days 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Trainers: Laurie Dougherty, CTF, CAE
Qualifies for CHES and MCHES Credits.
Qualifies for 14.5 CAE credits
Qualifies for 14.5 CM - Certified Planning Credits - American Planning Association
Closest Hotel: Holiday Inn Express, 7474 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32818, Phone: (407) 290-2710
ToP Strategic Planning - 2 day workshop*
The ToP Strategic Planning Process builds on the learning from the ToP Facilitation Methods course (a prerequisite). It demonstrates how to weave the basic ToP methods into an integrated approach to strategic planning. The resulting plan is realistic, achievable, and easy to monitor.
The five steps of the ToP Strategic Planning process are: Preparation and Design; Practical Vision; Underlying Contradictions; Strategic Directions; and Focused Implementation. Skilled trainers demonstrate each step of the ToP Strategic Planning process and clarify the rationale behind each step, providing examples from their own facilitation experience. Participants practice the methods during the course.
* Pre-requisite class ToP Facilitation Methods
ToP® Strategic Planning courses are eligible for continuing education credit by National Commission for Health Education Certification (13.5 CECH) and American Institute for Certified Planners (14.5 CM).
Florida Dept. of Health employees may be invoiced after the event.
Dougherty, Inc. is a MyFloridaMarketPlace approved vendor. and listed on Sunbiz as Dougherty, Inc. Facilitation and Training
Hotels nearest to the training are:
Homewood Suites by HIlton, 2987 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32311
Hampton Inn, 2979 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32302
Springhill Suites Tallahassee Central, 1300 Executive Center Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301
For in-house, non profit or student rates, please email Laurie@Dougherty-Inc.com
Dougherty, Inc.2388 SE 17th Terr., Homestead, Fl 33035Phone: 888-400-1029 Email: Laurie@Dougherty-Inc.com