Event Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2016 12:00am to Sun, 11 Sep 2016 12:00am

Location: YMCA

This workshop is suitable for you only if you have completed the workshops on Consensus Method, Focused Conversation and The Action Planning method. Otherwise you will not be able to benefit from the Advanced ToP workshop.

The Advanced ToP workshop covers the following two methods

1,  Participatory Strategic Planning: Learn how to conduct strategic planning resulting in group consensus. The course shows you how to weave the powerful ToP Facilitation Methods into an integrated approach to strategic planning. 

Course content:

  • Align organisation members around common goals and strategies

  • Identify well-focused actions that leads to big breakthroughs

  • Enable a group to come to a common vision and own the resulting plan

  • Weave together the basic tools to address complex meeting requirements

2. Approaches to Environmental Scanning: Before you meet to prepare an organisation's plans, the team needs to understand its history and current dilemmas, as well as anticipate trends.  Environmental scanning provides a way quickly tap into relevant factual data and customer, staff or community perception. Learn 10 ways to perform ground breaking assessments with groups, including hands-on practice and knowing how to match the right approach to the situation.

Course content:

  • Increase productivity, saving time and money

  • Document organisational history

  • Anticipate future business trends

  • Quickly and easily study industy materials and reports

  • Establish foundation of knowledge to use in preparing a plan



Barbara MacKay. Certified Professional Facilitator, Master of Science has been facilitating since 1981. She is the founder od North Star Facilitators, a company dedicated to offering facilitation services since 1995. She has designed and led thousands of facilitated meetings,  conferences, and workshops all over the world. Barbara is also a certificate assessor with the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) and has certified facilitators from 5 continents. Please visit her website (www.northstarfacilitators.com)for more information on Barbara MacKay.