“This was the best training I’ve had since joining the department.”
–Wayne Fanno, Ph.D., State of Oregon
“Invest two days in this course; the benefits are more than worth it!”
–Tricia Yates, Oregon School Boards Association
“I went in feeling insecure about my skills to lead a meeting and walked away from the experience feeling like I had started building a solid facilitation foundation. I now feel I have the confidence to lead a positive and productive meeting.”
–Meg Dethloff, USGS/PNAMP Biologist
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This is our core course which has had consistent rave reviews for more than 10 years! The curriculum is developed by a national team of trainers and consistently revised and updated on a regular basis.
In this course you will learn three proven processes for activating group participation. You will also gain hands-on experience practicing methods and explore ways to apply them to your specific situation.
The Focused Conversation Method
Learn a structured process that helps you plan and facilitate a meaningful exchange of ideas. Discover ways to involve every member in thinking through difficult issues. This process heightens your effectiveness in facilitating virtually every form of group communication.
The Consensus Workshop Method
Energize problem-solving with a process that builds active participation and teamwork. Productively channel diverse ideas into consensus decisions everyone can own and support. Learn tools to facilitate groups to new levels of creativity and cooperation
The Action Planning Method
Master this powerful implementation planning process which enables you to help a group rapidly pull together an effective plan, organize needed resources and mobilize individuals’ energy into action.
After talking this two day interactive learning course you will be able to:
People who are actively involved in the leadership and facilitation of groups and teams including: Supervisors, executive directors, managers, professional facilitators, private consultants, training managers, educators, health practitioners, community specialists, concerned citizens and team members in high participation environments who need increased exposure to group participation methods to be effective.
$605 per person up to 21 days prior to the training. If you register less than 21 days before the training, the fee is $655.
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.
“The course is a don’t miss if you participate, lead, or have anything to do with a group of people! The fail-safe techniques ensure a group will produce it’s very best work and have fun doing so, with your help as a ToP facilitator.” Sheryn Olson, Biologist, USGS
“This course teaches you to think outside the box, challenge yourself and others during conversations, and engage people in tough brainstorms. It will bring out new though processes and help you realize how you can change how you have been facilitating meetings in the past.” Melissa Boles, Employer Services Manager at Workforce Southwest Washington
“You and Judy did a tremendous job teaching us. I am now using those methods continuously in my consulting and coaching, and they are so helpful. The Focused Conversation has really helped me frame up discussions so nicely. Thank you both!!” -Past Participant