Meet The MNToP Community

Meet The MNToP Community

Find a rich and extensive network of professionals putting the values and methods of ToP to work in communities and organizations. The ToP Community includes a nucleus of graduates of ToP courses here in Minnesota, and across the U.S. and Canada, and in more than a dozen other nations, all of whom have experienced the power of the Technology of Participation.

MN ToP trainers are committed to a lifelong practice of ToP methods and transferring their skills and knowledge generously through continues course development, mentorship and ongoing support of ToP community.  Meet MNToP trainers.

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The ToP Certification Program is an evidence-based process designed to assess and confirm a facilitator’s  level of mastery of ToP methods and six facilitation competencies: managing positive client relationships, creating a participatory environment, evoking the creativity of the group, modeling positive professional attitude, orchestrating quality events, and producing effective results. 

Top Champions are persons and organizations that have produced tangible results and made a noticeable impact by implementing or integrating ToP in their work.  They are acknowledged by the local and national ToP Network as making a difference.

Over a hundred ToP practitioners, facilitators and trainers join Top Network to continue professional growth and development, connect and learn from each other, share , test and develop new applications of ToP Methods.  

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ICA-USA is the originator of the Technology of Participation methods.  From its headquarters in Chicago it supports ToP Trainers and Facilitators nationally. 

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Minnesota Facilitators Network is a local community of facilitators that explores a variety of facilitation methods and creates opportunities for deepening and broadening the field of facilitation

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Continuing Education Credit Information

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Testimonials from our participants

It [ToP Facilitation Methods] was more than I imagined it would be. It’s something I can use in my personal life as well as in the workplace.
- Kristie S.
This course [ToP Facilitation Methods] was incredibly helpful at demonstrating how effective, planned facilitation can create action, focused conversations and build consensus. I can’t wait to practice these skills!
- Eve L.
MNToP welcomes the learner to a continuous cycle of theory, practice, and reflection that broadens and deepens capacity and commitment.
- Claire C.