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 Online
         March 4, 2024 - March 7, 2024
         8:30 am - 11:30 am

      Sustaining a plan, once it has been implemented, can be challenging. Staying on track is difficult, especially when new people are introduced after the plan…

    • Accelerated Action Planning Online
      •  April 19, 2024
         8:30 am - 2:30 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
      • ToP Strategic Planning
         May 13, 2024 - May 17, 2024
         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. Using…

    • Accelerated Action Planning Online
      •  July 19, 2024
         8:30 am - 2:30 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 Facilitation Methods - Leadership Edition
      •  September 18, 2024 - September 20, 2024
         8:30 am - 5:00 pm

      A sister to our flagship facilitation course, this extended three-day version highlights the role of the facilitative leader and offers additional practice opportunities in a more relaxed environment.

    • Accelerated Action Planning Online
      •  October 25, 2024
         8:30 am - 2:30 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
      • ToP Strategic Planning
         November 4, 2024 - November 8, 2024
         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. Using…