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ToP Group Facilitation Methods training - London

Martin Gilbraith

Tuesday, 5 June 2018 at 09:00 - Wednesday, 6 June 2018 at 17:00 (BST)

ToP Group Facilitation Methods training - London

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Full rate
For private & public sector organisations - approx €675 (Nov 2017)
4 Jun 2018 £595.00 £0.00
Discounted
For voluntary organisations & independent professionals - approx €445 (Nov 2017)
4 Jun 2018 £395.00 £0.00
Early-bird
For private & public sector organisations - approx €600 (Nov 2017)
10 Jan 2018 £545.00 £0.00
Discounted early-bird
For for voluntary organisations & independent professionals - approx €385 (Nov 2017)
10 Jan 2018 £345.00 £0.00

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Event Details

Introducing the foundations of the Technology of Participation (ToP) approach, two powerful techniques for structuring effective conversations and building group consensus – 2 days

ToP Group Facilitation Methods, April 2016 in Brussels

“I went on a Group Facilitation Methods course run by Martin and found it really helpful. Martin established a really good group learning process and displayed mastery of his subject. I am very glad I went on it and very glad he ran it!”

Mike Pounsford, Employee engagement, communication and change specialist

This course, in English, is scheduled in partnership with ICA:UK, the participation & development charity. It is scheduled back-to-back with ToP Action Planning (June 7) to allow 1, 2 or 3 days of training at once. If you are interested in the course but do not find dates to suit you, please contact me for alternatives. 

Who this course is for

The course is for all those who want to be able to engage people more effectively to build shared understanding and consensus, including team leaders and managers within organisations, those working with Boards, management teams, partnerships and external stakeholders, youth and community workers and independent facilitators. This course has no pre-requisite, but is the pre-requisite for Participatory Strategic Planning. It is recommended both to newcomers to facilitation, and to experienced facilitators who are new to our approach.

IAF endorsed trainingPreparing for CPF certification? This course and Meetings That Work are two of three modules of the ICA Associates Professional Facilitator Program endorsed by the International Association of Facilitators for those preparing to become an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF). Together with Facilitating Client Collaboration they comprise the new ToP Facilitation Essentials Program that has been submitted for IAF endorsement.

Questions this course answers

“How can I have more purposeful & productive conversations, bring out the wisdom of a group, encourage feedback between people, and reach shared awareness in meetings? How can I generate and weave together a diverse range of ideas, develop creative solutions and build a group consensus?”

This course provides a structured introduction to the ToP Focused Conversation and Consensus Workshop methods, which form the foundations of the ToP Action Planning method, Participatory Strategic Planning and other applications.

What you will gain

By the end of the course, you will

  • be able to identify when and how to use the Focused Conversation and Consensus Workshop methods
  • have gained confidence in the use of these methods
  • have recognised and explored elements of participation, creativity, teamwork and action
  • have built links with others to promote future collaboration and support in the use of the methods

ToP Focused Conversation methodThe Focused Conversation method provides a structured, four-level process for effective communication which ensures that everyone in a group has the opportunity to participate.

ToP Consensus Workshop methodThe Consensus Workshop method is a five stage process thatenables a facilitator to draw out and weave together everybody’s wisdom into a clear and practical consensus.

These methods have been featured in publications including:

See also my own blog posts Four steps to a universal principle of facilitation and learning and Responding to changing situations and needs with ToP Consensus Workshop.

 

 

Learning style

The course presents the two methods in a practical and participatory way. Each method is first demonstrated, then analysed and discussed, and then practiced in supportive small groups with guided reflection & feedback. Finally, participants plan how they will apply each method in their own situations.

What do participants say about this course?

93% of GFM participants rated the course 8/10 or higher. Comments from participants’ end-of-course evaluations included:

  • brilliant – a must-do if you want better, more effective meetings
  • provides two practical, easy-to-use methods to discover deep insights from diverse groups – useful tools for any group, organisation or community
  • benefits for experienced facilitator and novice alike
  • worth every penny – excellent content & great presentation

 

What your fee includes

Your fee includes a comprehensive facilitator's manual and one hour's free telephone coaching after the course. Also included are refreshments and lunches during the course, but not accommodation. 

 

For further details

Please contact me with any questions or for further details. For in-house and tailored training, see ToP facilitation training at your place – and free places for you! please contact me.


Transfers and Cancellations policy

Course cancellation – with 10 days’ notice. Please note, we reserve the right to cancel any course with no less than 10 working days’ notice, without liability for any consequential or indirect loss. In this case, we will let you know by email and refund your booking with no charge.

Booking cancellation – with over 15 days’ notice. If you let us know by email more than 15 working days before your course, then we can refund your booking less an administration charge of 10% of the course fee.

Booking cancellation – with 15 days’ notice or less. Unless you let us know by email more than 15 working days before your course, we regret that we cannot cancel your booking. In this case the full fee for the course will remain payable and no refund will be made.  Also if for any reason you fail to attend a course that you have booked, the full fee for the course will remain payable and no refund will be made. We are, however, happy to transfer your booking to an alternative participant to attend the course that you have booked in your place. Please let us know as early as you can if you will be unable to attend, and if another delegate will attend instead.

Full payment must be received more than 10 working days before a course to guarantee your place.

Do you have questions about ToP Group Facilitation Methods training - London? Contact Martin Gilbraith

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REGENTS WHARF,8 All Saints Street
N1 9RL London
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Tuesday, 5 June 2018 at 09:00 - Wednesday, 6 June 2018 at 17:00 (BST)


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