NORTH BAY: Technology of Participation: Certified Facilitator Methods

  • 18 Oct 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Sonoma County Volunteer Center 153 Stony Circle #100, Santa Rosa CA - Classroom A
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  • Current Golden Gate Chapter AND National Members - Please fill in your National membership ID# on the registration form.
  • East Bay and Sacramento Chapter Members Only
  • If you are visiting this group for the FIRST time, you may write to Jon Pappas at Jon Pappas at for a FREE registration. If you choose to return, we encourage you to join the chapter!
  • SBODN-South Bay Organizational Development Network
    NSA – National Speakers Association
    BAODN – Bay Area Organizational Development Network
    BAHREC – Bay Area Human Resources Executive Council
    ICF – International Coaching Federation

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Whether you’re a new facilitator or experienced, you can upgrade your facilitating skills. Save time with proven, standardized methods of facilitating strategic planning, consensus decision-making, and action planning. Plus! This methodology has a certification which is recognized globally.

The Technology of Participation
(ToP) was created by the Institute of Cultural Affairs. Their network of ToP facilitators and trainers is one of the world's largest professional facilitator networks. They’ve been at the forefront of creating the profession of facilitation since the mid-1970's. ToP certified facilitators demonstrate the highest level of professionalism in even the most difficult situations.

  1. Foundational Principles behind facilitating:
    • Strategic Planning
    • Consensus Decision-making
    • Focused Conversation Method
    • Action Planning Method
  2. How to get certified
To learn more about the Technology of Participation go here:  and/or watch a 3-minute video.


Jim Bourke is a Senior Consultant for Korn Ferry Hay Group, Inc., based in the Firm’s San Francisco office. He brings over 15 years of leadership consulting experience within High Tech, Health Care, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Food, and Entertainment industries.

A certified trainer and facilitator with the Institute of Cultural Affairs, he utilizes experiential learning and participatory methods designed to maximize inclusiveness, engagement, and accountability. He focuses primarily on initiatives that support leadership decisions on talent selection behavioral interviewing, diversity and inclusion, strategic planning, competency modeling, leadership assessment, team effectiveness, feedback, & communication, and conflict resolution.

Mr. Bourke’s talent management approach is grounded in his expertise of psychometric tools and their role in identifying the diversity of styles and talent that exists both within and across teams.

Mr. Bourke earned a master’s degree in organizational development from the University of San Francisco. He is a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute, and earned a bachelor of arts degree in music from Syracuse University.

He resides in San Francisco with his wife and son and enjoys welding, playing guitar, travelling, and hiking in the rolling hills of wine country.


5:30 – Check-in and networking; includes light snacks
6:00 – Event starts
7:30 – Depart

Please RSVP by October 10.

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