Technology of Participation Facilitation Training

January 12, 2016

The Columbus Area Community Foundation Fund will be offering a limited number of training offerings in 'Technology of Participation Facilitation Training' for select Columbus-area nonprofit organizations and community groups.


When: Thursday March 10th and Friday March 11th (8:30-5:00)

Where: TBD

Participants will learn proven ways to activate group participation and leave with powerful tools for planning events.


What attendees will learn:

  • Specific facilitation methods for group discussions and planning efforts that take less time, are more productive, and engage the creative spirit of participants.

  • How to help people discuss difficult and important topics respectfully and thoroughly.

  • A method for helping a group build consensus even when there are opposing ideas to integrate.

  • How to facilitate an action planning process that doesn’t get bogged down, and energizes a group to implement it.



  • Facilitate group consensus-based workshops.

  • Shape questions that stimulate candid feedback and discussion.

  • Acquire a framework for any group process – from a small workshop to a multi-day conference.

  • Assemble detailed action plans in less time.

  • Save time and money with increased productivity.

ToP Facilitation Methods covered:

The Focused Conversation Method

The Consensus Workshop Method

The Action Planning Method


If you would like to attend this training, please contact Amanda Polacek or 402-562-6255. RSVP by January 25th. 


Funding for training provided by the Quality of Life Community and Capacity Building grant. 



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The Columbus Area Future Fund (formerly Columbus Area Community Foundation Fund) is an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation and strives to build a community endowment to promote local leadership development, entrepreneurship, youth engagement and community philanthropy.  Your gift will be used to advance those efforts and ensure dollars are available locally for use in determining our region’s future.

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P.O. Box 1734
Columbus, NE 68602

The Columbus Area Future Fund is an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charitable non-profit corporation. 

The Columbus Area Future Fund is a founding member of the Columbus Area Philanthropy Council.

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