Continuing Education credits for ToP Facilitaiton Methods course and ToP Strategic Planning:

 Graduates of this 2-day training (TFM or TSP) who are

• BOSA (Board of school administrators) are approved for 14 credits on all 2017 ToP Facilitation Methods courses (TFM)

• PMI Certified Project Managers will receive 14 PDU’s

• APA Members will receive 14.5 units CM units from the AICP

• Certified Health Ed Specialists  will receive 13.5 CHES-MCHES hours from the NCHEC 

• APA (American Planning Association) and Event Calendar

NCHEC (National Commission for Health Education Credentialing) and Continuing Education Credit Activities 


More information on NCHEC credit approval for trianings:

Graduates of this 2-day training  who are Certified Health Education Specialists will receive 13.5 units of credit from the National Commission for Health Education credentialing.

This facilitation training supports NCHEC learning objectives (Optional: read one example below)  which are in the file on the table and impressive to review.  CHES certified participants please sign in to receive the credits.

CHES/MCHES Learning Objectives:   ToP Facilitation Methods course:

Focused Conversation:

  • Engage and facilitate cooperation among stakeholders.
  • Help groups identify, reflect on, and verbally evaluate training needs and programs and the impact of these programs.  
  • Help groups or teams have meaningful conversations in order to develop evaluation and research questions.  
  • Facilitate group discussions to assess the merits and limitations of qualitative and quantitative data. 

Consensus Workshop:

  • Plan and implement meeting strategies that engage participants in planning. 
  • Design meetings that build and promote collaboration, sharing of diverse concepts and ideas and construct consensus for planning action. 
  • Provide facilitation, guidance and consultation for meeting development and planning for health professionals and leaders in achievement of their learning and meeting objectives.

Action Planning:

  • Use assessment, asset inventories and other data to guide and inform action planning.  This addresses using data/information.
  • Develop goals and specific actions with realistic outcome measures and identify champion or lead for the work.  This addresses goal and strategy development.
  • Identify and select a variety of action priorities and strategies/interventions to achieve the planning goals and outcome expectations.  This addresses knowing and using various strategies. 

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