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Participatory Project Management Part 2: Project Planning

Description: Teaches a two-phase approach to design a project with 8 – 30 planning participants. Project Design integrates the team’s thinking into a consensus project framework, so everyone is clear on the scope and level of effort needed. Project Planning develops the plan for a project or prototype that is launched in a coordinated and efficient manner. Students use the project development framework to create a project plan using a relevant or real project. Teaches how to harness participation to produce outstanding results.

Part Two: Project Planning is devoted to teaching the ToP® Project Planning methodology, brainstorming and organizing key actions, creating motivated project teams, designating timelines and developing a calendar of events, coordinating the work of the teams, communicating with stakeholders and marketing the project.



  • Fully developed design for a project.
  • Valuable planning process that can be applied to many other projects.
  • Full buy-in from the planning team about how to approach major projects.



  • Generates a large number of practical, creative and relevant actions to complete the project.
  • Creates project teams or committees that are motivated to carry out their roles.
  • Develops a project timeline and calendar with full group consensus.
  • Coordinates actions of various teams to avoid duplication of effort and rework.
  • Markets the project with guiding images to motivate participation.


Who Should Take this Course:

  • Those who need to align teams to create an inspiring and doable project scope of work
  • Business leaders
  • Local, state, and federal leaders and program managers
  • Managers
  • Team leaders
  • Team members
  • Facilitators and consultants

Course Length: Half-day

Prerequisite: None

Upcoming ToP Courses

ToP Facilitation Methods:
Leadership Edition 

May 7-9, 2019, Sept. 10-12, 2019

Accelerated Action Planning

Meetings that Work
April 24-25, 2019

Environmental Scanning Approaches –TBD

ToP Secrets of Implementation

ToP Strategic Planning

October 7-8, 2019

Facilitation Graphics – TBD

Mastering the Technology of ParticipationMToP – TBD

All courses in Sacramento unless otherwise specified.
All courses 8:30 am to 5:00 pm unless indicated

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