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Leadership For A Complex World

Learn to thrive on uncertainty and complexity with methods transferrable to all professions. Get skills that last a lifetime with powerful results and a commitment to action from every team and work group you work with. Learn to navigate any group through any situation.

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Focused Conversation Method Instructor
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Focused Conversation Method Instructor

The Focused Conversation Method (FCM) is an important Technology of Participation ToP™ method used worl ...

Diversity? Yes! Inclusivity? Not yet!

Diversity? Yes! Inclusivity? Not yet!

Canadian workforce: more exclusion than inclusion, prejudice is widespread   ‘Highly diverse ...

Happy Clients? 4 Common Mistakes Facilitators Make.

Happy Clients? 4 Common Mistakes Facilitators Make.

Let's talk about some common mistakes that a facilitator makes when dealing with clients. Mistake 1: Whe ...

Case Study

Alzheimers Society Of Ontario

Alzheimers Society Of Ontario

ASIO represents 30 local Alzheimer societies across Ontario. ASIO needed a new long range strategy plan but needed it to represent ...

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation

MPAC transformed itself from a traditional hierarchy into a collaborative organization focusing on innovation. What began as an em ...

James Bay Cree Governance

James Bay Cree Governance

Nearly 1000 people from 10 Cree communities and 4 cities participated in creating a set of values and recommendations for governme ...

Toronto Drug Strategy Initiative

Toronto Drug Strategy Initiative

Drug use and abuse is viewed differently by advocates of prevention, treatment, harm reduction and enforcement. The City of Toront ...

ICA created a lot of tools

What you can learn about at Distribution Tool and you have seen books, about what you can learn about Distribution Books.

The Art of Focused Conversation

100 Ways to Access Wisdom in the Workplace. This book convincingly restores this most human of attributes to its prime place wi ...

Transformational Strategy

Transformational Strategy: Facilitating ToP Participatory Planning. ICA is truly one of the pioneers of the participatory approach ...

Getting to the Bottom of ToP

Getting to the Bottom of ToP. Foundations of the Methodologies of the Technology of Participation. By Wayne and Jo Nelson. People ...

The Workshop Book

The Workshop Book: From Individual Creativity to Group Action outlines the best practices of the workshop method, based on the Ins ...

The Courage to Lead

Transform Self, Transform Society. These days, the complexity of life tends to leave us paralyzed. The Courage to Lead helps pe ...

Art of Focused Conversation for Schools

Jo Nelson skillfully shows how to move conversations with students, fellow teachers and parents beyond mere words and “head know ...

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Strategy Workshop

Strategy Workshop

Where does strategy come from? There is a key mental model and process behind the articulation of powerful strategy that can prope ...

Social Process Triangle

Social Process Triangle

This is the most powerful diagnostic tool for understanding whole system dynamics in society and organizations. With it any size g ...

STEPS Model

STEPS Model

The STEPS model is a facilitator/client collaborative device for co-managing small events and large-scale processes. It gets to th ...

Participatory Strategic Planning

Participatory Strategic Planning

ICA’s participatory strategic planning is well-known around the world in companies, governments, non-profit groups, and communit ...

Consensus Workshop Method

Consensus Workshop Method

Every facilitator needs to know how to build a consensus within a group. This method has forty years of practice, in person and on ...

Focused Conversation Method

Focused Conversation Method

This is the single most valuable method for any facilitator. It allows any group to have a safe conversation that actually gets so ...

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Getting To The Bottom Of ToP (charting)

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Edges New Planetary Patterns: Mapping Organization

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Edges New Planetary Patterns: Participatory Society

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