Establish basic understanding and critical skills to facilitate foundational methods to solve complex organizational and community challenges. ToP® Facilitation Methods (TFM) is the foundational methodology course to develop skills in leading highly effective conversations, group decision making processes, and planning for successful project implementation. Participants learn to establish participatory environments and guide groups to collective decision making.
1- The Focused Conversation Method
Guide groups through a meaningful exchange of ideas to:
- Gather authentic feedback to inform group success.
- Host purposeful discussions that lead to action.
- Surface new ideas and solutions to mindfully interpret problems.
- Effectively capture a group’s best thinking with participatory practices.
This method guides group reflection, provides direction in meetings and moves ideas to action.
2- The Consensus Workshop Method
Engage and energize people toward common goals to:
- Integrate diverse ideas as a collective.
- Develop a shared vision and process with respectful agreement.
- Generate practical and creative solutions for complex problems.
- Stimulate rational and intuitive thought processes.
This method helps resolve conflict, unifies a collective approach to change and establishes common ground by understanding new ideas.
3- The Action Planning Process
Help groups plan, organize resources and build commitment to:
- Analyze the current reality and where success could be seen.
- Maximize group involvement and identify manageable accountability.
- Visualize inspiring, successful results with full participation.
- Create a practical plan with ownership, timelines and measures.
This method guides successful planning for projects, programs and events. Action plans guide successful initiatives from three-months up to two-years in length.