ToP Approaches to Environmental Scanning


December 14, 2017 Beaverton, OR

About This Course

Before you meet to prepare an organization’s plans, the team needs to understand its history and current dilemmas, as well as anticipate trends. Environmental scanning provides a way to quickly tap into relevant factual data and customer, staff or community perceptions.

This course specializes in helping facilitators get groups on the same page to begin their work. Learn 10 different ways to perform an assessment with a group, including hands-on practice and matching the right approach to the situation.


  • Increase productivity, saving time and money
  • Document organizational history
  • Anticipate future business trends
  • Quickly and easily study industry materials and reports
  • Establish foundation of knowledge to use in preparing a plan

Some of the Approaches Taught this course:

  • Short Trends Conversation
  • Extended Current Situation/Trends Conversation
  • Cooperative Study of Quantitative Data
  • The Wave Metaphor – 4 and 5 levels
  • Strategic Juncture Analysis
  • The Wall of Wonder: A Historical Perspective
  • The Triangles – Comprehensive Screen (as time permits)


ToP Facilitation Methods being offered June 7-8, 2017 and December 7-8, 2017 in Beaverton, OR.

Pricing & Cancellation Policy

$295 per person up to 21 days prior to the training. If you register less than 21 days before the training, the fee is $345.

Cancellations may be received up to 10 days prior to each course for a fee of $100.00. Cancellations received with less than 10 days prior to a course will be subject to full payment. You may send a substitute.

Register for AES 2017

December 14, 2017
Beaverton, Oregon

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