Courses at a glance
Sacramento Professional Facilitators is proud to present a variety of stimulating courses to enrich your skills. We specialize in imparting a unique method of facilitation called the Technology of Participation (ToP)®. We combine high quality materials with professional instruction to deliver the best value to you and your organization.
We emphasize skills, application, and reinforcement so that our customers leave a seminar with knowledge and skills that they can put into practice immediately. Our programs are integrated into your organization’s business approach so that your employees see how the training relates to their work environment.
Below are course highlights. Click on the course name to read more. Register by selecting the course and date from the course calendar at right.
ToP Facilitation Methods - Leadership Edition
This comprehensive three week, 9-module course provides an intensive pathway to applying ToP Facilitation Methods, whether face-to-face or online. This unique format, developed for online delivery and facilitation, is for individuals who want training that includes both an understanding of these methods alongside hands on experience with ToP Methods in order to deepen their capacity and confidence to use them in their work.
ToP Strategic Planning
ToP Strategic Planning Online
Translating the ToP Strategic Planning process to an online format, ToP Strategic Planning – Online Edition preserves the richness of the face to face version and moves it into the virtual world. Highly participatory, the Online Edition breaks down barriers and builds engagement wherever you may be.
Accelerated Action Planning Online
Accelerated Action Plan Online is designed for engaging small teams in creating action plans online. Through this process, teams of 10 or fewer, use predesigned templates that guide the participatory process in creating the plan and coordinating their efforts. Class participants are given a set of templates following the class. AAP is best suited to small projects that can be implemented in less that six months.
Top Secrets of Implementation
Top Secrets of Implementation Online
Our plans were designed in a pre-COVID world. This course presents a process and useful tools to re-strategize for new situations. Participants learn to explore ways to meet deliverables in a virtual environment, bring new partners to the table mid-stream, and stay participatory and collaborative through virtual communication.
Accelerated Action Planning
Approaches to Environmental Scanning
Facilitation for Innovation: Inspiring Group Creativity
Virtual Facilitation Online
Making Data Dance
Meetings That Work
Designing for Change
Social Process Triangles
ToP Focused Conversation Method
Design Thinking : An Innovation Tool for Turbulent Times
Do you need a client-focused way of reimagining services and programs? Design thinking provides a collaborative approach for deep understanding of service recipients’ needs. Organizations can use design thinking as a human-centered approach to transforming programs and services. Through a deep focus on user needs and empathy…