This course focuses on designing participatory processes for data gathering and analysis. We explore case studies that use the Focused Conversation and Consensus Workshop methods, and provide opportunities for you to actively participate in and apply the methods illustrated.

We’ll also look at how to:

   Collect information/data so that it is easier to review in a group setting

   Design data review processes so that all members of a group can participate and stay interested

   Use the review and analysis process as the first step to taking action

   Use a tool to see how well stakeholders perceive your products and/or services

   Design a participatory process to improve the data review and analysis sessions you bring to the course to explore

2019 DATES  

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This is an advanced course for those who have already completed the ToP Facilitation Methods course.

PRICING  We use a sliding scale to improve access for underserved communities. Per-person prices are: 

  • Large Organizations: $600
  • Government: $500
  • Self-Employed to Midsize Orgs: $450
  • Students to Small NonProfits: $325

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: $25 OFF   Register 21 days before this class starts and you will automatically get $25 off.


This course is for people who want to:

Engage groups in information gathering

Design creative ways to review stakeholder input

Make large amounts of information more easily understood

Consider methods for data visualization



The Improve Group, 661 LaSalle St., St. Paul

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“This course pushed me to think about how the groups I work with could become “experts” on their situations by talking to their constituents themselves. As a result, they believed what their constituents were saying far more than if I’d done it on my own.”

“I was dazzled by the tools. I have used the customer requirements matrix in many situations to help the group discover their real situation in a way this is engaging, meaningful and illuminating.”

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