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TECHNOLOGY OF PARTICIPATION (ToP) NETWORK CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF FACILITATION!

On January 8 - 10th at the ToP Annual Gathering the ToP Network celebrated its 25th year.  Held in Phoenix, Arizona the event allowed attendees to take stock on how far the Network has come since its inception,  and discuss where they would like to see it go in the future. 

The gathering began and ended with a ToP Historical Scan, looking at all of the milestones of the previous 25 years. Each day as participants added more memories to it,  the wall began to tell the story of the Networks journey.  The Scan created a way for old and new Network members alike to create a shared history. It also allowed closure on some parts of the history and set the stage for the Network and ICA to embark on a new journey together. 


 

COMMUNITY ENERGY EDUCATION WITH ISEIF CONTINUES IN 2016

The 2016 program year will build on 2015 learnings on culturally and community appropriate messaging on energy and Smart Grid. ICA staff will train the partners in ICA’s image shift methodology to identify new messages that help cultivate energy-active self stories of their residents. Continue the story...

 


 

ARCHIVES INTERNS ANALYZE TOWN MEETING 76

Two interns from the Dominican University Masters of Library Science program have finished the first step in an extended project which focuses on Town Meeting 76 and how it relates to the current and future work of the ICA.

Working with the ICA Global Archives team, Melissa Kaleel and Nicholas House covered 57 documents over a 40 hour internship to design and create a Town Meeting 76 database. Focusing on the three cities of Minneapolis, MN, Denver, CO and Austin, Texas, the students then used the Gestalt Process to analyze the database. Continue the story...

 


 

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR LATEST INITIATIVES

The Institute of Cultural Affairs is excited to share our most recent Initiatives with you
 
This Fall Initiatives includes:

  • Fall Archives Sojourn 2015
  • Updates on the Service Learning programs
  • ToP Network turning 25 & this year's annual gathering
  • Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network finishing 'Is It Just Space?' series
  • ICA GreenRise new markets and new tenants
  • ICA-USA engagement around the globe ...and more!

    Click to read the Fall Initiatives

 

U2Cando: Lighting the Way for Sustainable Community Development
Latest Blogs from Ted Wysocki

 Visit https://u2cando49.wordpress.com/ to continue reading....

 

 

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The CSLN brings together people from communities, organizations, civic institutions and other places by creating ‘in-between spaces’ where expertise
from within the community and outside the community meet and interact.


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Learn innovative approaches to leading a meeting, executing large projects and more!


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