Course Objectives: 

  • Align organization members around common goals and strategies
  • Identify well-focused actions that lead to big breakthroughs
  • Enable a group to come to a common vision and own the resulting plan
  • Weave together the basic tools to address complex meeting requirements


Pre-requisite: ToP Facilitation Methods 


Course Description: Learn how to conduct strategic planning resulting in group consensus. The course shows you how to weave the powerful ToP Facilitation Methods into an integrated approach to strategic planning. The resulting plan is realistic, achievable and easy to monitor.





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Course Participants:

  • Executives, managers and organizational leaders who depend on others for successful implementation of organization strategies
  • Board members, educators and individuals responsible for design and facilitation of organizational plans
  • Organization development facilitators and consultants who are charged with leading people through change
  • Anyone who needs to collaborate with large numbers of stakeholders to achieve results quickly


Benefits to your organization:

  • Breathe new life into organizations and groups
  • Lead a structured planning process that results in concrete accomplishments
  • Experience and practice the complete strategic planning process
  • Generate high levels of participation and commitment
  • Learn the importance of intentional design and preparation in the overall planning process




Continuing Education Credits:

  • PMI Certified Project Managers will receive 14 PDU's
  • APA Members will receive 14.5 CM units from the AICP
  • Certified Heath Ed Specialists will receive 13.5 CHES-MCHES hours from the NCHEC



Continuing Education Credit Information

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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.