Thursday, May 2, 2013

Vital Clarity offers Technology of Participation (ToP)® Facilitation Methods workshops - June 20 and 21

Master three proven methods for activating and sustaining group participation and creativity. Gain hands-on practice with the methods and leave ready to apply them to your specific situations.

Focused Conversation Method

Learn a structured process to plan for and facilitate a meaningful exchange of ideas. Discover ways to involve every member in thinking through difficult or intriguing issues. Heighten your effectiveness in facilitating virtually every form of group communication.

·   Make good use of people’s time

·   Quickly capture a group’s best thinking

·   Surface new ideas and solutions

Consensus Workshop Method

Build energized participation and teamwork when brainstorming or problem solving. Generate and channel diverse ideas into consensus decisions everyone owns and supports using a visual approach. Lead groups to new levels of creativity & cooperation.

·   Tap rational and intuitive thought processes

·   Come up with practical and productive solutions

·   Develop reliable, time efficient group consensus

Action Planning Process

Quickly lead a group in creating an effective plan that organizes all necessary actions and elicits commitment to shared responsibility for following through.

·   Visualize a successful outcome

·   Capture a snapshot of current reality

·   Maximize group involvement and commitment

Who Should Take This Course?

Leaders of all stripes, e.g., CEOs, executive directors, department heads, managers, supervisors, professional facilitators, consultants, trainers, collaborators, educators, health practitioners, and community planners who want to be more effective.


·   Increases group productivity & effective results that save time and money

·   Groups discover their own motivation

·   Spotlights areas of agreement and strengthens cohesiveness

·   Results in deepened commitment to decisions and plans

Program Information

Kathleen Osta (Mentor Trainer) and Ryan Pickens are trainers for the two-day course. Bring your lunch or purchase one provided on site. No audio or video recording.

The one hour follow-up coaching is to be scheduled within 4 – 6 weeks of completing the course and is offered to support your success with using the methods.

Course Dates & Times

June 20 - 21, 2013

(Thursday & Friday);

8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


A-B Tech Community

College – Enka Campus

Harvey Haynes Conference

Center, 1459 Sand Hill Rd.

Candler, NC 28715

Registration Fee

$645.00, includes 2-day training, a comprehensive, 77-page manual, & one-hour of follow-up coaching.

Register now: or send a check to: Vital Clarity, 90 Aurora Dr. #2, Asheville, NC 28805.


Full payments received by Thurs., May 30, 2013 qualify for a discounted fee of $595 for the 2-day course.

Cancellation by participant

Cancellation refunds may be issued up to 21 days prior to course start date, less a $75 processing fee. Cancellations received less than 21 days prior to a course are subject to full payment. You may send a substitute in your place instead of paying the cancellation fee.

Attention APA Planners:

This training is AICP approved for 14.5 CMs. Click on “Calendar of Events” for information:

For more information

Kathleen Osta, Vital Clarity


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