Upcoming Events

         2015 Annual Gathering:
        January 9-12, 2015  Aurora, CO




One pre-Gathering and four post-gathering courses are available. Check them out!

Licensed ToP TRAINERS -- Training Our Trainers (TOT) sessions will help you prepare you to train Strategic Planning, Facilitation for Innovation and Accelerated Action Planning.  Enroll now to expand your course list. Session pages include details.

Developing our marketing skills opens opportunity.  The 2015 Gathering program includes includes skill building sessions.  We've also just added Sales for Non-Sales People to the Pre-Post Gathering session options.

Certified ToP Facilitator numbers are growing!  Three new CTFs added. See CTF Additions in 2014


ToP Training website has a sharp new look.  Check it out!


Interested in facilitating virtual meetings with grace and ease?  Have a free “taste” of the Virtual Facilitation Online course. 



Quick Links

Eyes on Ukraine:  A First Hand Report from Irina Fursman  April 29, 2014.  Read about inside
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Virtual Facilitation Articles
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Imagine a House, the House of ToP, so expansive we can all create and thrive within it.



Register now button - regular rates end December 15 


During the 2015 annual gathering we will explore the House of ToP through four arenas:  

  • Building the Foundation         

  • Creating our Living Space     

  • Living in the House of ToP

  • Using our Tools

 I find the ToP Network conference to be BETTER than any other conference going, including the IAF. By better, I mean that TN folks are superb!

                        --- Bill Staples, ICA Associates, Canada

The response to session solicitation has been fabulous!  Take a look and register!


Irina Fursman Co-Chair ToP NetworkWelcome to ToP Network website, a place for ToP Facilitators, Practitioners and Trainers to connect, share and learn!

We are honored to be holding this space for all who are interested in the Technology of Participation (ToP®) methodology and facilitation tools for a variety of applications: from group decision making and collaboration to large scale organization or community/societal changes. Our 150+ members from throughout the USA and Canada represent different sectors and organizations, have varied and extensive experiences, and come from different backgrounds, yet ToP is at the core of what they do.

We invite you to explore the website, join the groups and discussions you are interested in, and most of all take charge of building your own community of learners!

Member Benefits:Barbara MacKay, Co-Chair ToP Network

ToP Network exists to help you on your professional development journey as a ToP trainer and/or facilitator. Right now, membership gives you the chance to learn about and connect with all of our members, access incredible articles of interest and get discounts on our annual gathering.  In the near future, depending on your membership level, you will have access to materials, templates, being part of several Communities of Practice (CoPs) and documents that might save your day! You get to be a leader or team member on one or more of our fascinating action teams. You can tell us what you want us to do to support you as ToP trainer or facilitator.

We believe in the power of ToP, especially the power of Focused Conversation. That is why we encourage you to get connected with people who can enrich your learning and your practice, sharing your gifts and insights with others will benefit you just as much as it will help others.

If you are not a ToP Network member yet, we invite you to join our community … meet, learn, choose your future with ToP! 

We look forward to seeing you at the portals of our site,

ToP Network Leadership Team.  Let us hear from you if we can help.

Irina Fursman   Co-chair
Barbara MacKay  Co-chair
Nileen Verbeten   Treasurer
Susan Saunders   Secretary
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