ToP Facilitation Methods

at Institute of Cultural Affairs - Uptown

Course Details
$600 5 seats left
Start Date:

Tue, Sep 15, 8:30am - Sep 16, 5:30pm Central Time (2 sessions)

Uptown, North Side
4750 N Sheridan Rd
At W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60640
Early Bird Price until August 25, $650 thereafter.
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 8

What you'll learn in this operations course:

Do you struggle with circular conversation in meetings that don't seem to go anywhere?
Are you anxious about what to do when conflict arises or someone dominates the conversation?
Do you feel like a used car salesman trying to get people to stay committed and motivated to group projects?

In this engaging course you will learn three simple, universally applicable approaches to help you confidently move any group from conflict or confusion to consensus and commitment.

Focused Conversation
A universal framework to generate meaningful, productive dialogue around any topic.

  • Conduct purposeful, productive meetings and discussions
  • Stimulate candid feedback
  • Surface new ideas and solutions

Consensus Workshop
Infuse a group with creative energy and bring diverse opinions and perspectives into an agreement everyone can own and support.

  • Tap rational and intuitive thought processes
  • Respectfully integrate diverse ideas into a larger whole
  • Generate practical and creative solutions from multiple perspectives
  • Minimize conflict and achieve consensus

Action Planning
Quickly plan and prepare a group project for launch, and develop shared commitment to timelines, tasks, and success measures. 

  • Analyze the current reality and set inspiring goals
  • Maximize group ownership and creativity
  • Craft a doable plan with clear ownership, timelines and success measures

Immersive demonstrations, hands on practice, peer coaching, and real life application opportunities will ensure you leave with confidence to immediately put your new skills to use. 

You’ll receive: step-by-step manual and resource guide + 1 hour of free expert coaching.

Course Applicable To:

  • Project and Team Leaders
  • Facilitators, Trainers and Consultants
  • Project & Change Managers
  • Managers and Supervisors
  • Executive Directors and Board Members
  • Educators and Health Practitioners
  • Active Citizens and Community Workers
  • Government Employees and Elected Officials
  • UX and Product Designers
  • Community organizers
  • Community Engagement Managers
  • Others who lead meetings or collaborate with groups of any kind



Continuing Ed Credits

14.5 AICP (APA)

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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
8:30am - 5:30pm Central Time Dennis Jennings & Judy Weddle 2 $600
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Sep 16 8:30am - 5:30pm Central Time Dennis Jennings & Judy Weddle

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