ICA’s Technology of Participation (ToP) training program continues to thrive in 2018. With more than 100 trainers in 26 states offering over 250 public courses each year, ToP’s impact continues to grow throughout the United States. Several improvements to the ToP program are currently underway through the work of ICA staff and trainer teams throughout the US.
Some notable teams and projects include:
The ToP Federal Action Team, which is diligently working to bring ToP training and facilitation to the federal government.
The ToP Infrastructure Team, which will implement a new user-friendly course registration platform at the start of 2019.
The ToP Curriculum Team, which is re-framing our current courses into different tracks and exploring additional courses that could be offered in the ToP catalog.
The ToP Trainer Pipeline Team, which is bring forward ideas on how to make the ToP trainers track more accessible.
The ToP Going to Scale Team, which is working on strategically collaborating with sector-specific national networks and organizations.
The ToP Marketing Team, which is working across teams to ensure a consistent and clear client message and aggregating case stories from ToP practitioners across the United States.
The ToP Assessment Team, which continues to steward the growth of Certified ToP Facilitators (CTFs). This summer, four new facilitators—Erima Fobbs, Samantha Sainsbury, Krista Rowe, and Caitlin Sarro—passed the rigorous ToP Certification process.
The next ToP Network Annual Gathering, “We are the Change We Seek”: Growing and Facilitating Together, will be in New Orleans, Louisiana from January 11th through 14th with a pre-conference January 9th through 11th and a post-conference January 14th through 16th.