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Approaches to Environmental Scanning – Online

September 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am - September 22, 2023 @ 1:30 pm


September 18 – 10:00 am – 1:30 pm CDT
September 20 – 10:00 am – 1:30 pm CDT
September 22 – 10:00 am – 1:30 pm CDT


Before planning for the future, groups need to understand their history and the current dilemmas they face, as well as anticipate shifts and trends in their larger environment.

Environmental Scanning provides a way to quickly understand customer, staff or community perceptions and needs, delve into relevant data, and get groups on the same page to launch their work, but one size doesn’t fit all!

In this three day course, participants will explore 10 dynamic and creative ways to conduct group assessments, and then engage in hands-on practice to select the right approach for various situations. You’ll go back to this extensive “recipe book” of techniques again and again!

Course Applicable To:

  • Business & Team Leaders
  • Local, State, and Federal Leaders and Program Managers
  • Change Managers
  • Facilitators, Trainers and Consultants
  • Community Organizers
  • Community Planners
  • Anyone who wants to set a foundation and context for strategic thinking and proactive planning


This course is offered on the Miro virtual collaboration platform


ToP Facilitation Methods (TFM)


$800: Corporate, Large Nonprofits (budget>$5 million)
$700:  Public Government
$600:  Individual Professional, Mid-Sized Nonprofit (budget $1-5 million)
$500:  Small Nonprofit (budget < $1 million), Student (student ID required)


September 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am
September 22, 2023 @ 1:30 pm
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Kim Howe