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 Building
Focus on the consensus workshop method and its many variations, while exploring how to create multi-sensory impact.
Intensive 3: Orchestrating Group Action
Co-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
- Enhance your ability to design a diverse array of meetings.
- Experience methods in action through joint facilitation and observation.
- Receive and share feedback to foster growth and insight from mentor facilitators.
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