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ToP Group Facilitation Methods training

Introducing two powerful techniques for structuring effective conversations and building group consensus

“I would recommend the course to others as something that can easily be used in practise for leaders, facilitators and participants of group meetings.” - Pierre Baussand, Director, Social Platform, Brussels.Who this course is forThe 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.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 gainBy the end of the course, you willbe able to identify when and how to use the Focused Conversation and Consensus Workshop methodshave gained confidence in the use of these methodshave recognised and explored elements of participation, creativity, teamwork and actionhave built links with others to promote future collaboration and support in the use of the methodsThe Focused Conversation method provides a structured, four-level process for effective communication which ensures that everyone in a group has the opportunity to participate.The Consensus Workshop method is a five stage process that enables a facilitator to draw out and weave together everybody’s wisdom into a clear and practical consensus.Learning styleThe 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 meetingsprovides two practical, easy-to-use methods to discover deep insights from diverse groups – useful tools for any group, organisation or communitybenefits for experienced facilitator and novice alikeworth every penny – excellent content & great presentation


25 Nov 2014 @ 09:00 am

26 Nov 2014 @ 05:00 pm

Duration: 1 days, 8 hours


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Square de Meeûs 18


Organised by

Martin Gilbraith Associates Ltd

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