This past August in Omaha, NE, five new Certified ToP Facilitators (CTFs) formally joined a national cohort. Congratulations to John Beranek of Sioux Falls, SD, Marcia Hodges of Oakland, CA, Greta Leach and Colleen Svoboda of Lincoln, NE, and Kayla Schnuelle of Diller, NE! In October, five additional candidates passed their assessments in Minneapolis, MN. Congratulations to Minnesotans Levitie Danielle Dryke, Meg Knodl, Jake Melson, Al Onkka, and Karie Terhark! There are now 115 CTFs in the United States.
Certification is a journey of both internal exploration of a facilitator’s style and external validation of the gifts they bring to the field. Candidates create and submit an extensive portfolio that showcases their application of ToP methods and their competencies, get structured feedback from both mentors and clients, and are supported through the journey by a coach and their peers, either locally or virtually through a community of practice.
The final step is a two hour long assessment in which portfolios are reviewed by a team of ToP Mentor Trainers. Upon completion, facilitators are welcomed into the global community of CTFs.