2023 ToP Network Annual Gathering, March 2-4, 2023

The Transforming Fire of Facilitation:  Building Belonging & Sparking Innovation

 

What's TNAG?

The ToP Network Annual Gathering (TNAG) is a virtual event designed to bring together ToP Network members and ToP practitioners for three days of laughter, learning, sharing and participation.  The term 'gathering' means to bring people together or assemble from various places.  Gathering, even in a virtual world, represents the spirit of this event.

The theme of this year’s TNAG is “The Transforming Fire of Facilitation: Building Belonging and Sparking Innovation".  Over three days you will experience engaging workshops and all group plenaries, casual virtual living room spaces, and lively networking.  We will learn from each other and experience ToP facilitation methods in action.

The TNAG Planning Team" commitments for the 2023 Gathering include:

  • Intentionally invite new Facilitators to TNAG and build a meaningful experience and community 
  • Identify onramps for participation and network growth 
  • Recognize when fear of disappointing others’ expectations could impede our bold leadership
  • Build community within our team with asset mapping 
  • Engage in bold leadership and willingness to engage in the hard conversations around ABIDE (Accessibility, Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity) and integrate this into everything we do 
  • Offer a wide variety of experiences and opportunities to learn and share

Hear from Past Attendees

Why should you attend the Gathering?  View your ToP colleagues as they tell you why they attend and what they gain and learn from the Gathering.

ToP Network YouTube Channel

Registration and Fees

  • First-time attendee - $75 (Apply discount code FIRSTTIME when pay)
  • Early Bird Member* (by Feb 1, 2023) - $150 (*Membership dues are still $100/year)
  • Early Bird Non-Member (by February 1, 2023) - $275
  • Regular Member (Feb 2 thru February 16, 2023) - $200
  • Regular Non-Member (February 2 thru February 16, 2023) - $325
  • Late Member (February 17 thru March 1, 2023) - $250
  • Late Non-Member (February 17 thru March 1, 2023) - $375 

Click here to register for the Gathering.    You will be instructed to log-in to the ToP Network website or set up a user account.  Then you'll be directed to Gathering registration.  For assistance with registration contact Vicki Allen at [email protected] or (707) 481-1932.

Program/Schedule

We start the day with gathering in the virtual "lobby" where introductions and informal conversations take place.  You'll then participate in the all group Plenaries when we'll dive into the theme each day: 1. Exploring the transformative fire of facilitation to build belonging within the ToP Network and within our own facilitation, 2. Supports and blocks to building belonging within the ToP Network, 3. Sparking innovation - what new, creative bold actions can we take within the network to build belonging? 

You will experience a wide variety of fabulous workshops with colleagues.  Come explore topics including: "Developing leadership skills of a team organizer", "Designing and leading equitable and inclusive meetings", and "Carefully facilitating and integrating storytelling in your work".  These sessions will enhance your skills and connect you with colleagues across the world. You'll be infused with new ideas and energized with "fire" that will prepare you for your facilitation work with your clients and organizations. There will be many opportunities for networking or even setting up virtual meetups over your own topic. Each day will start at 6:30 am Pacific Time and end by 5:30 pm PT.  Day 3 will end at noon PT.

Take a look at the emerging schedule: 2023 TNAG At-A-Glance

Scholarships

The ToP Network is providing a limited number of scholarships to eligible individuals to help cover the cost of Gathering registration. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please click hereWe also invite you to consider donating to the Scholarship Fund, since there is no cost for travel and lodging this year.  Will you help us expand our membership and broaden our community?  Please consider making a donation when you register.  

Call for Presenters

Would you like to come together with the ToP community to showcase your work, lead a conversation, explore a topic in an Open Space, or provide a skill-building session? We invite you to submit a proposal to facilitate a workshop.  Workshops can be 90 minutes or a 3-hour session. For more information and to submit a proposal visit 2023 TNAG Presenter - Session Submission