ToP Tools To Avoid Data Dumps-Environmental Scanning Approaches


December 14, 2017 Beaverton, OR

About This Course

Every meeting typically has at least one ineffective presentation with too much material to digest. The tools of this course will help make these previously viewed “boring data dumps” participatory and rich. And, when you are solving more complex problems, teams need to quickly assess the history, issues and potential trends likely to affect the plan or problem. “Environmental” scanning is just another term to ensure you get the best possible solution or outcome to a situation that needs careful external and internal analyses. Learn simple and powerful tools to quickly tap into customer and world data. Ensure your groups are making decisions based on all relevant information. Ban “data dumps” forever from your meetings!

This course specializes in helping facilitators and team leaders get their groups on the same page to begin their work. Learn and practice 10 different ways (ranging in length from from 10 to 90 minutes) to lead a brilliant assessment with your groups, including knowing which tool fits which situation.


  • Increase productivity, saving time and money
  • Document organizational, community or team history to ensure the past is affirmed and the future is created
  • Anticipate and plan for future business, community and global trends
  • Quickly and easily study industry and customer materials and reports and pull out key factors to consider
  • Establish foundation of knowledge to use in preparing any project or strategic plan

Some of the Approaches Taught this course:

  • Short Trends Conversation
  • Extended Current Situation/Trends Conversation
  • Cooperative Study of Quantitative Data
  • The Wave Metaphor assessing current, emerging and passing trends – 4 and 5 levels
  • Strategic Juncture Analysis
  • The Wall of Wonder: A Historical Perspective that informs the future
  • The Social Process Triangles – Comprehensive Screen to assess THE most important change needed


ToP Facilitation Methods December 19-20, 2017 at PCC Willow Creek campus, Beaverton, OR (Because our December 7-8 pre-requisite is full, you may register for our December 19-20 course as a post-requisite instead).

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.

Save When You Bundle 2 or 3 ToP Courses!

If you have registered for the prerequisite December 2017 ToP Facilitation Methods, you can save $25 off Approaches to Environmental Scanning.

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ToP Facilitation Methods
December 19-20, 2017
Beaverton, Oregon
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Approaches to Environmental Scanning
December 14, 2017
Beaverton, Oregon
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Another Reason to Register Today: Prices Going Up 2018!

Prices going up January 1st, 2018 for all ToP courses. If you’re considering any of the courses, now is a great time to get 2017 pricing! Register for any of the courses until December 31, 2017 and you’ll still get the 2017 price.