About Us

Our mission:

We provide excellent training and facilitation services, helping people work together to create participatory organizations and revitalized communities.

Our Team:

We are a consortium of trainers, facilitators and consultants operating throughout the United States who promote participatory leadership and facilitation. We are on the leading edge of change in designing, delivering and training people on simple, yet highly productive group leadership processes. 

Our team has reached the highest level of professional certification from Institutions such as the International Association of Facilitators, Institute of Cultural Affairs, and the International Association of Public Participation.

We are committed to modeling our values of respectful dialogue, inclusive participation, collaborative action and community building.

    Upcoming Events

    • ToP Secrets of Implementation - Online
      • ToP Secrets of Implementation - Pandemic Edition
        August 3, 2021 - August 6, 2021
        8:30 am - 11:30 am

      Many existing plans were designed in a pre-Covid world. This course presents a process and useful tools to launch new plans and restrategize older ones…

    • TFM Leadership - Online Intensive
      • TFM Leadership - Online Intensive
        August 9, 2021 - August 27, 2021
        9:00 am - 11:30 am

      Learn participatory methods that enable groups to achieve shared understanding, build consensus on ways to move forward and create plans that result in committed action…

    • Accelerated Action Planning Online
      • September 9, 2021
        9:30 am - 3:30 pm

      Learn to energize and align your team to successfully plan a project or event in a matter of hours, in an online environment. The fast…

    • ToP Strategic Planning Online
      • October 18, 2021 - October 22, 2021
        8:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Weave the powerful ToP Facilitation Methods into an integrated approach to strategic planning for a plan that is realistic, achievable and easy to monitor. Due…

    • TFM Leadership - Online Intensive
      • TFM Leadership - Online Intensive
        October 25, 2021 - December 10, 2021
        9:00 am - 11:30 am

      Learn participatory methods that enable groups to achieve shared understanding, build consensus on ways to move forward and create plans that result in committed action…