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Technology of Participation (ToP) Training


The Technology of Participation® approach helps groups think, talk and work together and provides group facilitators with structured methods that:

  • Recognize and honor contributions of all
  • Let a group deal with more data in less time
  • Pool individual contributions into larger more informative patterns
  • Welcome diversity while minimizing polarization and conflict

Primary Toolkit:

MAPP Related Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

PACE EH Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Communications/Messaging, MAPP, Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Hlth (PACE-EH)


Institutional Author:

The Institute of Cultural Affairs USA





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