ICA-USA professionals have facilitated hundreds of participatory planning sessions, retreats, and problem solving sessions with boards, government agencies, schools, coalitions, local communities, not-for-profit agencies, tribal nations and private companies.
ICA-USA's facilitation services include the following:
- Participatory Strategic Planning - use ToP methods for long-and short-term planning that includes creating a three-to-five year vision, identifying underlying contradictions that block the vision, defining two-year strategic directions, and developing one year objectives and a 90-day implementation plan. The process builds consensus, achieves effective group communication, turns ideas into productive action, and shapes concrete accomplishments into a strategic plan.
- Building Consensus - channel diverse ideas into productive consensus decisions which everyone owns and supports.
- Large and Small Group Discussions - conduct focused discussions, meaningful exchange of ideas, involving an entire group in thinking through difficult issues, and helping groups surface new ideas and solutions.
- Collaborative Action Planning - use the ToP Action Planning method to create an effective implementation plan and calendar, organize needed resources, maximize group commitment and involvement, and mobilize the group's energy into action.
- Creative Problem Solving - tackle tough issues through a structured process which engages active participation and team work to energize the problem solving process.
- Meeting and Agenda Design / Event Planning - use ToP® and Kaleidoscope design methods to design and plan participatory meetings and events.
- Culture Transformation - use historical scans, trend analysis, image shift and shaping, and organizational story- telling to address changes in mission, purpose and values.
- Community Engagement - build community consensus through community asset mapping, scenario planning, social analysis, and ToP methods.
- Collaborative Ventures - facilitate multi-agency endeavors and cross-functional teams to achieve common objectives and complete cooperative projects.
|Labor Category Offered
Descriptions of the Labor Categories Offered
||Experience and ability to work with Executive level teams.|
||Mentor trainer of core and advanced ICA-USA courses. Significant experience with leading/designing complex and extended facilitation and consulting projects. Able to blend facilitation, consulting and training aspects into larger projects. Familiarity with connecting ICA methods with other change processes in longer-term projects and partnerships.|
||Mentor trainer of core ICA-USA courses. Extensive experience with ICA-USA methods, have facilitated many diverse sessions with a wide variety of clients, able to apply and adapt ICA methods in a variety of settings, meeting complex needs of clients.|
||Associates who are qualified to teach core ICA courses and have regularly facilitated several consulting/facilitation assignments. Have a solid grasp of ICA methods and tools.|
||Approved apprentice/provisional trainers who have active consulting practices, have facilitated consulting/facilitation assignments and who are actively becoming qualified trainers. Experienced consultants who are newly trained in ICA methods who support the work of experienced Associates.|
||Documentation and other program support possibly needed/contracted (registrations, facility coordination).|