Kevin Balm, Larry Philbrook, Bill
Staples decided to convene this gathering focused on ToP at the global level. Invitations to attend were broadly extended
through several networks. The meeting was hosted by ICA Taiwan.
The agenda came from the
Japan conference and from email input from a dozen others. On the first day we created a comprehensive screen based
on that data (see triangle on page 3). Over the three days we reviewed work being done in the locations present at the
Training curriculum/ facilitation methods
ToP/ ICA relations
Business model/ finance model
Marketing / Logo
ID/ Branding Impact
The output below represents our consensus in Taipei and we have stated
our best understanding of the global consensus on how to move forward with expanding, accelerating and deepening the impact
of ToP around the world.
3 days of conversation framed by the 9 elements in the triangle, the following tasks emerged and are intended as starting
points for action that we feel are necessary. We are specifically asking you to add your input and to feel free to join
the conversation at forums or online.
We are aware that there are committees in ToP networks already formed in some of these arenas; these actions are
intended to respect and include the work they are doing. Individuals may also be working on these arenas and we request
that they share their work so that our understanding continues to grow.
This note is going out to the 24 people who either attended or asked specifically
to be included plus the global ToP listserv, the US ToP Listserv, the ICA GA list and the Facilitator List on a ToP Research
website. If anyone was missed please include them with our apologies.
By January 2010 we
would hope to move into specific implementation based on the final agreements.
Please include your thoughts and work on the wiki www.top-facilitators.com/mediawiki
Kevin Balm (from Australia/Thailand), David Buwalda (Singapore/Canada), Ann Epps (Malaysia),
John Epps, Evelyn Philbrook (Taiwan), Larry Philbrook, Mark Pixley (China), Bill Staples (Canada), Sunny Walker (USA), Dick
West (Taiwan), Gail West.
This dialogue is about ToP trainers and ToP facilitators and all existing
ToP networks for the purpose of expanding, accelerating and deepening the impact of ToP around the world.
Taking all the current top networks and communities to a new and more consistent level of awareness.
Expanding the ToP community of practice
Design and implement
a campaign to Accelerate CToPF / CTF
Creating or intensifying
ToP Network formation in countries with little or no current ToP presence. The new in this about sharing up
front to get support for these efforts and in building teams beyond a location.
ICA Capacity building in ToP
Promote depth in style
& stance & spirit beneath ToP which includes sharing what has been created and creating what new that is needed.
Develop and experiment with interchange mechanisms on existing courses beyond
construct like trainers/participant manuals plus practical, rational & experiential aim; like showing up at ToP
Trainer Networks meetings.
Continue the ToP branding & marketing
conversation to support the global ToP public face this includes logo, website and materials towards a resolution
within a year
The emerging Global ToP Trainers Network:
Each network and / or ICA is asked to supply names of those willing to be listed for global network? We are
making the assumption that the GTTN are moving toward CToPF if not there already.
We want people to dialogue with the suggested rational framework for organizing the palette of courses
we have now and in the future. The rational framework for organizing and design programs of courses is :
youth as facilitative leader
· facilitative community development practitioner
facilitative public consultation practioners
· learning facilitators
· project/tqm managers / reengineering