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Technology of Participation (ToP)® Facilitation Methods

Learning You Can Use

Facilitation Methods Taught in this Course:


The Focused Conversation Method

Learn how to design and facilitate a meaningful exchange of ideas. Discover how to involve every member in thinking through difficult or complex issues. Become more effective in facilitating group communication.

  • Make good use of people’s time

  • Quickly capture a group’s best thinking

  • Surface new ideas and solutions


The Consensus Workshop Method

Build energized participation and teamwork when brainstorming or problem solving. Generate and channel diverse ideas into decisions everyone owns and supports using a hands-on and visual approach. Reach new levels of group alignment.

  • Tap rational and intuitive thought processes

  • Organize data that leads to productive solutions

  • Achieve reliable, time efficient group consensus


The Action Planning Process

Quickly lead a group in developing a practical plan, outlining necessary actions that elicit commitment to shared responsibility for following through.

  • Visualize a successful outcome

  • Capture a snapshot of current reality

  • Maximize group involvement and commitment

  • Develop actionable, sustainable, solid plans


Who Should Take This Course?


  • Managers, executive directors, department heads, supervisors, project managers, team leaders

  • Non-profits, government agencies, educators, health care coordinators, community planners

  • Facilitators, trainers, consultants


 Benefits of This Training:


  1. Increases group productivity and results, thus saving time and money

  2. Spotlights areas of agreement and strengthens cohesiveness

  3. Results in deepened commitment to decisions and plans

  4. Groups discover their own motivation

Typical Time:  8 am-5 pm / two days
Location: Venue to be determined

®ToP is the registered trademark of the Institute of Cultural Affairs

Contact Licensed Mentor ToP Trainer:    406-399-0952 


Anne Neal-Dugdale has provided strategic planning and other high-stakes facilitation, coaching, and workforce/management/leadership training to businesses, non-profits, and the public sector for 21 years. She is also a certified licensed yoga instructor.  Her primary emphasis is to support individuals and organizations to optimize their gifts while improving their health and well-being at all levels. 

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