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Technology of Participation (ToP)® Strategic Planning Training Program

Core Content:


ToP Strategic Planning training presents a structured planning process which incorporates the Technology of Participation(ToP)® Facilitation Methods into productive action and concrete accomplishments.  Training sessions include:


  • Strategic Planning Event Design and Preparation

  • 3 - 5 Year Practical Vision

  • Identifying Barriers

  • Developing Strategic Directions

  • Identifying First Year Accomplishments

  • Creating an Implementation Plan


Who Should Participate:  


People who work with groups that need to produce an engaging and effective strategic plan with successful implementation of their strategies.


  • Community group leaders and facilitators

  • Managers and supervisors

  • Facilitators, trainers, and consultants

  • Educators and public health practitioners


Benefits of Taking this Training:


  • Participants gain confidence in their ability to facilitate a strategic planning event.

  • The content of this course has been taught nationally and internationally for over thirty years with proven success.

  • The planning methodologies taught in this course are clear, easy to understand, and can be applied right away.

  • These methods eliminate wasted time that groups often experience in planning sessions.

  • Facilitators find that organizations and community groups who develop strategic plans based on the ToP methods implement their action items and stay focused for the duration of the plan.


Prerequisite Course:


Please note that ToP Facilitation Methods training is a pre-requisite course for all Strategic Planning course participants.


Format of the Training:


  • Two day training for 10-20 participants

  • Two ToP Trainers

  • Optional individual coaching to help course participants integrate these facilitation methods into their work.


Anticipated Outcomes:


  • Enhanced group capacity for creative strategy building.

  • Groups come to a common vision, create a "group-owned" plan, and deal with whatever issues block them from goal attainment.

  • Facilitators learn and practice the complete ToP Strategic Planning process.

  • Course participants learn how to weave together the basic ToP Facilitation tools into planning sessions and retreats that typically take several days.


Location - Venue to be determined

Custom pricing for an in-house course


®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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