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LISC CHICAGO: CHICAGO PLANS WORKSHOPS 2015 APPLICATION

LISC Chicago is accepting applications for Chicago Plans, a new workshop series for nonprofit and community leaders designed to strengthen engagement and facilitation skills and support meaningful neighborhood engagement in place-based planning. 

 

LISC has partnered with the ICA on curriculum design and facilitation of Chicago Plans. Using a peer-to-peer format, participants will sharpen skills and practice tools to maximize participation and engagement; explore the unique role of community leadership in planning; reflect on personal skills in convening community stakeholders; and, study comprehensive planning, including participatory analysis, implementation and evaluation, along with resources available to leverage local plans. Chicago Plans will launch on October 2nd

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ToP ANNOUNCES NATIONAL ToP TRAINERS' ACADEMY

The National ToP Trainers' Academy is a one-year comprehensive train-the-trainer model designed to qualify trainers to teach the ToP Facilitation Methodsthe ToP Facilitation Methods Leadership Edition, One-Day Focused Conversation, and Accelerated Action Planning. This training assumes that the individuals are already Certified ToP Facilitators (CTF) who are experienced in the application of ToP Methods. Candidates who are strongly anchored in ToP methods and well on their way to fulfilling the CTF requirements qualify for this program. The focus is on becoming a Qualified ToP Trainer. It is not focused on becoming a facilitator of ToP.

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ICA ENGAGES YOUTH IN SERVICE LEARNING IN CHICAGO

While staying in the ICA GreenRise 8th floor lodging, two youth ministries participated in an abridged ICA Service Learning program. Northway Christian Church and the First Christian Church of Rowlett, both from Texas, arranged for their two ministries to learn, live, and volunteer together. Caitlin Sarro, ICA Program Manager, led the training with the group of 40 youth (aged 12-17) and their youth ministers to explore a deeper understanding of service work, causes of homelessness, and systemic injustice.The group's days were divided between reflective curriculum and hands-on volunteering with nonprofits across Chicago.

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