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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

Technology of Participation (ToP) PUBLIC COURSES Online

Facilitation Methods Leadership: Online Intensive  [3 Courses offered this year; 9 modules each, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM]
• March 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30, April 2
• May 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21
• August 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27

ToP Strategic Planning Online Edition: 3 Courses offered this year; Mornings 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

• March 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
• July 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
• October 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

Accelerated Action Planning  – TBD

Approaches to Environmental Scanning  – TBD

ToP Secrets of Implementation (4 Modules)

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All courses online unless otherwise specified.

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