ToP Network Professional Development Workshops

Building on the energy and spirit from our 2021 and 2022 virtual Annual Gatherings, the ToP Network is hosting monthly workshops to continue supporting the development of our ToP Community. Join us to connect live with other facilitators from across the globe and to learn how to expand your use of the ToP methods. The registration fees will be donated to the ToP Network Scholarship Fund. The scholarship was created to assist with Gathering registration costs for individuals who demonstrate strong investment in the future of ToP methods.  We value diverse experiences that contribute to the body of knowledge that helps us all improve our understanding and ToP practice.

Session Description: How do you take care of yourself and recharge so you are at your best in your work life and home life? In this session we’ll first hear about the emerging studies about wakeful rest and relaxation.  New research shows that relaxation could be as important as sleep. They are learning that when we choose the right activities in the right doses, rest can be a vital process for the optimal functioning of our bodies and minds. We’ll learn about some of those activities including micro breaks and “forest bathing”. Next we’ll explore the implications for us as facilitators and trainers.  You’ll leave this workshop with your own personal plan for ongoing rest and rejuvenation.

Rational Aims:

  • Learn about the science behind and benefits of rest
  • Explore some rest scenarios that stimulate creativity and promote brain health and productivity
  • Discover some implications for us as facilitators or trainers working with groups
  • Introduce more rest into your life by developing a personal rest/rejuvenation plan

Experiential Aims:

  • Be inspired and motivated to care for yourself
  • Feel confident that you too can bring more rest into your life

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  • Suzanne Esber - Suzanne Esber is the retired Director of Community Relations at Fluor Corporation. She is a Certified ToP Facilitator and Qualified ToP Trainer. Suzanne serves on the ToP Network board as its treasurer. She had a very busy work life as most of you have. However, she didn't exactly practice good rules of rest and rejuvenation. She hopes to share with you her learnings since then and how to take better care of ourselvesToP Competencies:

ToP Competencies:

  • Evoke the Creativity of the Group
  • Model positive professional attitudes
  • Orchestrate quality events


  • $10 Members
  • $40 Nonmembers
  • Registered participants will receive instructions for joining the live session and any additional details in advance of the event. Please be sure to look for the link in your email and to add the event to your calendar! 
  • Events begin promptly at the designated hour.  Please log on at least five to ten minutes in advance to ensure your internet connections, audio and other settings are functioning properly.
  • Download the latest version of Zoom in advance. If you do not have a Zoom account, please sign up for one before the workshop by visiting: 
  • Help us create community. Be prepared to use a camera if possible. We will have an active event and seeing each other will help us connect.
  • We are assuming that you will be joining us for the 90 minutes of the events. There will be content shared at the start of the event that will set the stage.
  • To honor and support the process and space, we won’t be able to admit folks that attempt to join after teh first 15 minutes of the program. Therefore, we ask that you join us a few minutes before and no later than 15 mins after event start time.