Northcentral Technical College is proud to partner with Technology of Participation (ToP) training agency to provide Facilitation Methods training. This curriculum bases much of its work on the proven facilitation methods of the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA), a world leader in the field of professional facilitation.

In this course, participants review the responsibilities of facilitation as well as the values that anchor critical facilitation behaviors. They then learn the three facilitation methods that are the foundation of the Technology of Participation (ToP): Focused Conversation Method, Consensus Workshop Method, and ToP Action Planning. ToP is a method of facilitation that helps groups think, talk and work together effectively and efficiently, and provides leaders and team members with structured methods that accomplish the following outcomes:

Enhance individual and team results
  • Building a sense of ownership and commitment
  • Aligning ideas and input
  • Moving ideas into action
Improve organizational effectiveness
  • Creating unity and cooperation
  • Establishing new levels of trust and teamwork
  • Improving communication
Produce exemplary products and results
  • Channeling the inherent insight and wisdom of individuals and groups
  • Using adaptable, flexible decision-making methods that save time and money
  • Ensuring real participation at all levels

Registration Fee


Includes training workbook & two days of lunch