Gain international facilitation recognition based on development, in-role application, a portfolio of evidence, and assessment of your competency in using the ToPTM approach to facilitation.
There are diverse understandings of what facilitation is, and what a facilitator needs to be capable of doing, knowing and being. Increasingly, those seeking to engage a facilitator are asking for evidence of capability, or certification of competency, by which they can judge how likely it is that their expectations of performance will be met.
The Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA), the intellectual property holder of ToPTM, awards candidates the Certified ToP Facilitator (CToPF) designation, which is a practitioner, not trainer, recognition. The Institute of Cultural Affairs is an international network focused on the development and application of social innovation methods for community and organizational development around the world. It also authorizes trainers and assessors to deliver ToPTM training and assess competency for certification
Participants are required to
Participants pursuing certification also receive one-on-one coaching and mentoring to support their application of the methods and preparation of their portfolio of evidence for assessment.
To register for CToPF Certification, send an email to