Post Gathering Course

Getting to the ToP of Your ToP Business: Learning to Sell ToP Training and ToP Facilitation Together

January 9 - 10, 2018; 8:20 AM to 5:00 PM each day

Trainers: Barbara Mackay, Judy Weddle, Erness Wright Ervin, Tom Price and many other wonderful ToP Network experts

This pilot course is offered in two versions:

  • One Day Option - January 9, 2018 Pilot alone
  • Two Day Option - January 9-10, 2018  Pilot with Application Lab  

Both are explained below.

Learning to Sell ToP Training and ToP Facilitation Together/ Pilot

January 9, 2018, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

What is working in ToP Marketing! right now.

Participants will:

  • Share current marketing materials and sales techniques;
  • Build clearer understandings of big picture marketing and ICA’s role in this; 
  • Understand the difference between marketing and sales;
  • Learn the many ways ToP Facilitators and Trainers are doing business now and what works for them.  

Everyone in this course is a participant and a presenter – learning together. Participants will leave with a draft plan ready to Market ToP in their area in 2018.

Why this course?  The ToP Training system has struggled for years to find ways to talk about and sell our ToP work. Even as the National ToP Training system broadens its marketing efforts, it will still be up to each trainer and facilitator to find ways to broaden their own ToP efforts, grow their business and/or find ways to broaden and support new learning of participants.


This course is perfect for ToP trainers struggling to fill public courses and clarify their personal business practices but it is not limited to that. In addition, all those will benefit who are seeking to communicate ToP in-house opportunities, to share their facilitation and training practice and to bring vitality to their professional life. 


Learning to Sell ToP Training and ToP Facilitation Together/ Pilot    

ToP Network Member Not ToP Network Member
Early Bird (paid by Nov. 3, 2017) $150 $175
Regular (paid between Nov. 4 - December 8, 2017) $175 $200
Late (paid after Dec. 9, 2017 to onsite) $200 $200


Sign up for Top Network Membership and register for the Gathering and/or Pre-Post Courses on one simple form:

Register for this course here

Trainer Bios:

Judy Weddle is a Certified ToP Facilitator, CTF Assessor and Mentor ToP Trainer.

She currently lives in Lincoln City, Oregon where she works with Barbara MacKay in a variety of creative and stimulating opportunities and also shares an office with Dennis Jennings in Chicago where she finds the vitality and diversity of working in the big city in the mid-west. She has been a member of the Network for more than 25 years facilitating and training ToP processes across the country and around the world. She has been the principal for her business – Judy Weddle and Associates - since 1989

Barbara MacKay, MS, CTF (Certified ToP Facilitator),  mentor trainer with the ICA-USA.

Barbara, principal of North Star Facilitators since 1995, specializes in strategic planning, facilitation processes, training, and consulting. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon where she works with Judy Weddle in a variety of creative and stimulating opportunities  She has been a member of the Network for 15 years, and training USA and Canada ToP courses for 15 years and facilitating with ToP methods for 20 years across the country and around the world.  She regularly presents at IAF conferences in North and Latin America, Asia and Australia.. She is an avid blogger and publishes her blogs every second Tuesday without exception. She has written over 45 How-to PDF e-learning  booklets covering facilitation topics.

Erness Wright-Irvin

Erness Wright-Irvin is a ToP Qualified Trainer and active practitioner of ToP Methods for 12 years.  After an active 26 year career in Public Health & Hospital Administration, Erness decided to pursue a facilitation career in New Orleans, working with Mentor Trainer, Jean Watts (now retired).  Her business, Facilitative Leadership Institute NOLA, is registered in both Louisiana and Mississippi.  Erness has been active in ICA and ToP Network for 10 years. She lives in New Orleans and teaches TFM workshop in NOLA annually with Mentor Trainer, Sunny Walker.  She enjoys a vibrant facilitation practice across multiple community sectors - among them public health; education; housing; arts & culture; coastal restoration and disaster recovery.

Tom Price

Tom Price is Director of National Accounts for IICL (USA), INC. (Sales Training).

And - many other wonderful ToP Network experts