* Coming in fall 2019


Generate collaboration, action and accountability

Pre-Requisite : Group Facilitation Methods

*This course is part of the Facilitative Leadership Program and the Advanced Facilitator Program.

Get workgroups, departments and collaborations working together to ensure success after success. Bring diverse people together, focus their purpose and keep them on track using their own creativity to solve problems, build lasting solutions and learn from mistakes.

Advanced ToP Tools demonstrates how to generate real commitment from diverse stakeholders and empower multi-stakeholder collaborations to immediate implementation and lasting partnerships.


This course is part of the Facilitative Leadership Program and shows all leaders how to practically engage people in a more collaborative way.


Teams and multi-stakeholder collaborations that stall or plateau can get to the next level and beyond with ToP Advanced Tools. Reorient, focus and generate lasting solutions that are sustainable and action-oriented. ToP facilitation enables healthy, productive, collaborative work.

Launch and sustain major initiatives

  • Form effective task forces and committees.
  • Launch programs and campaigns.
  • Motivate and sustain coalitions and partnerships.

Get everyone working in the same direction

  • Design innovative models and solutions for complex situations.
  • Create practical action plans
  • Maintain project momentum

Turn conflict into positive energy

  • Diagnose, understand and address team issues and conflicts.
  • Move from conflict and confusion to conciliation and forward momentum.

Generate creative solutions

  • Establish meaningful and motivating contexts.
  • Blend individual perspectives into team consensus.
  • Elicit commitment and dedication
  • Generate joint solutions for complex situations. 

Key Methods Taught

The Focused Conversation Method provides a structure for clear dialogue and reflection, probes beneath the surface to the depth of a topic, encourages a diversity of perspectives and leads to decisions.



The Victory Circle and Project Charter creates goal and comprehensive reference guide for all collaborative work. Frameworking develops a network of support and collaboration.


The Historical Scan sets an evolutionary context for the work for all members. ORID Diagnostic and the Phases of Conciliation allow any group to identify and address the obstacles to effective team work, providing models for addressing conflict within the team.


Model Building and Project Work Planning create structural solutions for any problem and provide ways to move into effective implementation.


ToP Action Planning gets groups into effective action quickly and Event Orchestration makes all meetings, including reporting, interesting and productive.


The Project Tracking Matrix and the Team Journey allow desired impact and continuous improvement to occur, and new leadership to be reinforced for all future projects.