Professional Development

An established credential, the Certified ToP Facilitator (CTF), is a way to demonstrate your proficiency in ToP methods. The process is heavily biased towards demonstrating ToP competencies via demonstrated work experience. 

If you are committed to utilizing ToP methods and want to know more about certification and certification support groups, download the ToP Facilitator Certification Program Guide.

Please contact us if you have any questions or wish to discuss the certification program.

MNToP has a robust cohort of Certified ToP Facilitators based in Minnesota. (List as of May 2015).

  • Stephanie Ahles, CTF
  • Linda Alton, CTF
  • Kim Behrens,CTF
  • Jonathan Bucki, CTF
  • Sheila Cooke CTF
  • Irina Fursman, TF
  • Carolyn Evans, CTF
  • Ashley Everett, CTF
  • Connie Foster, CTF
  • Rebecca Gilgen, CTF
  • Beth Glommen, CTF
  • Rachel Hefte, CTF
  • Eva Jensen, CTF
  • Laura Johansson, CTF
  • Cheryl Kartes, CTF
  • Reine Kassulker, CTF
  • Sue Laxdal, CTF
  • Nancy Lee, CTF
  • Jim Mara, CTF
  • Kathy McGrane, CTF
  • Dawn Newman, CTF
  • Doug Nonemaker, CTF
  • Jennifer Obinna, CTF
  • Mary Overlie, CTF
  • Beverly Scow, CTF
  • Sherrie Simpson, CTF
  • Beth Marie Ward, CTF
  • Kap Wilkes, CTF
  • Della Young, CTF


Continuing Education Credit Information

Want to learn how to gain continuing education credits for taking a MN ToP course? 



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For Facilitators

The long-term impact of diving into the Mastery and Certification tracks is life changing.

For Planners

Certified planners require ongoing professional education through the Certification Maintenance (CM) program

For Project Managers

Two-day ToP courses are qualified for 14 professional development units (PDUs).

For Public Health Professionals

Each course approved for CHES credits will be evaluated against learning objectives that map to the NCHEC competencies

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Testimonials from our participants

It [ToP Facilitation Methods] was more than I imagined it would be. It’s something I can use in my personal life as well as in the workplace.
- Kristie S.
This course [ToP Facilitation Methods] was incredibly helpful at demonstrating how effective, planned facilitation can create action, focused conversations and build consensus. I can’t wait to practice these skills!
- Eve L.
MNToP welcomes the learner to a continuous cycle of theory, practice, and reflection that broadens and deepens capacity and commitment.
- Claire C.