Based in the Midwest

Upcoming Trainings

August 2024
Aug 15
15 August 2024
Cedar Rapids, IA

Sessions: August 15&16:  8:30 am am – 5:00 pm CDT Hosted in Cedar Rapids, IA Description Do you struggle with circular conversation in meetings that don’t seem to go anywhere? […]

September 2024
Sep 17
17 September 2024
Home Federal Bank, 221 S Locust St
Grand Island, NE 68801 United States

September 17 & 18:  8:30 am – 5:00 pm CDT Home Federal Bank, Grand Island, Nebraska Description Do you struggle with circular conversation in meetings that don’t seem to go […]

October 2024
Oct 10
10 October 2024
Lincoln, NE,

Sessions: October 10 & 11 – 8:30 am – 5:00 pm CDT Description Ready to help organizations, coalitions, and communities move beyond action plans to navigate more complex change? In […]

Oct 15
15 October 2024

Sessions October 15 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm CDT October 17 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm CDT October 22 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm CDT October 24 […]

ToP Facilitation Methods

Explore the landscape of facilitation and learn three key processes for activating group participation in our acclaimed flagship course.

ToP Strategic Planning

Weave a variety of ToP Facilitation Methods into an integrated approach to strategic planning resulting in strong consensus around a realistic, achievable, measurable plan.

Approaches to Environmental Scanning

Explore 10 creative, insightful tools to understand customer, staff or community perceptions and needs, delve into relevant data, and get groups on the same page to launch their work.

ToP Secrets of Implementation

You created an inspiring vision and a great plan…now how do you actually get it DONE?!

This course offers a rich toolkit to keep plans and projects alive, relevant, and achievable during implementation.

Host A Course

Partner with Great Plains ToP to bring a course to your community!  


Hosting a  public or inhouse ToP course at your location is an outstanding opportunity to highlight your organization’s commitment to collaborative decision making, strengthen relationships with diverse organizations and individuals throughout your community, and build your reputation as a trusted community partner. We offer host sites one complementary training seat (a value of $950-1500), which may be freely transferred and used in any public course offered by Great Plains ToP. 


Continuing Education Credits

Provide an opportunity for your community to gain Continuting Edcuation Credits

ToP Courses are receognized as continuing education credits for 

Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Masters Certified Education Specialists (MCHES) earn 13.5 Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) for ToP Facilitation Methods recognized by the National Commission on Health Education Certification (NCHEC). 

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) members earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for ToP Facilitation Methods (14.5 CM).