Based in the Midwest

Upcoming Trainings

October 2023
Oct 17
17 October 2023

Sessions October 17 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm CDT October 19 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm CDT October 24 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm CDT October 26 […]

Oct 18
18 October 2023

ToP Facilitation Methods Graduates join us for a community practice. Meet other facilitators interested in sharing their journey.  The wins and the challenges.  This is an opportunity to get great feedback […]

November 2023
Nov 06
06 November 2023

This course is completed in 5 sessions (times are central time) Monday, November 6:  10 am - 2 pm Wednesday, November 8:  10 am - 2 pm Friday, November 10:  […]

Nov 10
10 November 2023

Sessions: November 10 & 11:  8:30 am am – 5:00 pm CDT Hosted in Kearney, Nebraska by Elijah Landell of Rising Tide Leadership Description Do you struggle with circular conversation […]

Nov 13
13 November 2023

Sessions: November 13 – 10:00 am – 1:30 pm CDT November 15 – 10:00 am – 1:30 pm CDT November 17 – 10:00 am – 1:30 pm CDT Description Before […]

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).