ICA Associates Inc.
Facilitating a Culture of Participation
A sea change is taking place around the world. From global corporations to rural villages, people want to participate in making decisions that affect their lives. Leaders of the future want authentic participation. For forty years our philosophy of full participation had made significant and sustainable impact in every field of endeavour.
LEADERSHIP FOR A COMPLEX WORLD
Learn to thrive on uncertainty and complexity with methods transferable to all professions. Get powerful results and a commitment to action from every team and work group. Our comprehensive Learning Journey features skills in involvement, participation, empowerment and transformation.
Our company values are explicit in our methods and processes, in our philosophy and even in our lifestyle. From global corporations to rural villages, people want to participate in the decisions that affect their lives.
Understanding the historical perspective and the whole system one is working in, and the diversity of perspectives
Living life with intention and high awareness as we enter each day and each situation
Acknowledging and saying “yes” to our own and others’ lives, to what is happening in society, the world and our situation
The potential for positive change which exists in every person, group, situation and moment
Clear and open decision-making processes with mutual accountability, which builds trust
Constantly holding a tension between obligation and freedom to make decisions
Care and Compassion
Acknowledging that life is about concern for self and others, and there is energy and joy in acting it out
Collaboration / Teamwork
Interdependent individual and team work which fosters meaningful engagement and commitment
Taking risks and being on the leading edge on behalf of something larger than one’s self
ICA Associates Inc.
ICA has created many tools that are recognized worldwide
You can learn about ICA methods and tools from our books, available on Amazon, iUniverse and other online platforms.
100 Ways to Access Wisdom in the Workplace. This book convincingly restores this most human of attributes to its prime place wi ...
Transformational Strategy: Facilitating ToP Participatory Planning. ICA is truly one of the pioneers of the participatory approach ...
Getting to the Bottom of ToP. Foundations of the Methodologies of the Technology of Participation. By Wayne and Jo Nelson. People ...
The Workshop Book: From Individual Creativity to Group Action outlines the best practices of the workshop method, based on the Ins ...
Transform Self, Transform Society. These days, the complexity of life tends to leave us paralyzed. The Courage to Lead helps pe ...
Jo Nelson skillfully shows how to move conversations with students, fellow teachers and parents beyond mere words and “head know ...
The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) sets internationally accepted industry standards, provides accreditation, and advocates and educates on the power of facilitation. IAF endorses two major programs of ICA Associates Inc.
ICA Canada. The Canadian Institute of Cultural Affairs, a registered Canadian charity, is the owner of the Technology of Participation body of knowledge and licenses ICA Associates Inc. to use it worldwide.