ToP Facilitation Methods

at Institute of Cultural Affairs - Uptown

Course Details
$600 5 seats left
Start Date:

Tue, Sep 17, 8:00am - Sep 18, 5:30pm (2 sessions)

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Uptown, North Side
4750 N Sheridan Rd
At W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60640
Early Bird price, available until August 27
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 8

What you'll learn in this operations course:

Learn three proven ways to activate group participation. Hands-on practice helps you discover practical uses in your life and work.

Method 1: The Focused Conversation Method. This common sense approach leads naturally to a meaningful exchange of ideas.
  • Conduct purposeful discussions
  • Capture a group's best thinking easily
  • Surface new ideas and solutions
  • Stimulate candid feedback
Method 2: The Consensus Workshop Method. This structured process is so engaging people are energized getting to consensus.
  • Tap rational and intuitive thought processes
  • Integrate diverse ideas
  • Generate practical and creative solutions
  • Develop group consensus
Method 3: The Action Planning Method. These practical steps help groups plan, organize resources and build commitment.
  • Visualize a successful result
  • Analyze the current reality
  • Create a practical plan
  • Maximize group involvement
Who Should Take This Course? People who work with groups that need high-level participation to be effective, including
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Executive directors and board members
  • Facilitators, trainers and consultants
  • Educators and health practitioners
  • Active citizens and community worker
  • Unproductive conflict disappears
  • Groups create their own motivation
  • Personal commitment becomes a norm
  • Visible results appear more quickly
  • Increased productivity saves time, money
Note:  Additional costs apply for 3-day courses and courses that include lunch. 

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Refund Policy
Cancellation/Transfer Policy: You will be refunded all but $100 of your registration fee if you cancel more than 10 days prior to the course start date. If you cancel 10 days or less before the start date, you will not receive a refund. You will have up to six months to transfer your registration fee to another course. A $100 transfer fee will apply unless the new course is in the same area.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
8:00am - 5:30pm Dennis Jennings & Judy Weddle 2 $600
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Sep 18 8:00am - 5:30pm Dennis Jennings & Judy Weddle
8:00am - 5:30pm Dennis Jennings & Judy Weddle 2 $600
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Nov 13 8:00am - 5:30pm Dennis Jennings & Judy Weddle

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