This week, The Institute of Cultural Affairs International, (ICAI)convened its General Assembly for a bi-annual meeting that aims to guide the work of the board and to support the peer-to-peer collaboration among ICAs.
After much anticipation, on September 24th, ICA GreenRise celebrated the launch of 485 solar panels with a fun-filled event. The event, 'GreenRise Goes Live,' included over 30 Uptown organizations, local food trucks, and the Old Town School of Music's jam band. This new video captures the spirit of the event.
The City of Detroit has two mottoes: Speramus Meliora, and, Resurget Cineribus, Latin for: We Hope For Better Things, and, It Shall Rise From the Ashes. A year after filing the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history, Detroit’s communities are "rising from the ashes" from the bottom up, and Technology of Participation (ToP) is playing a role in supporting community ownership of renewal initiatives.
On October 7th, members of the Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network (CSLN) and community members from across the city joined in engaging dialogue around the concept of spatial justice. The event was collaboratively planned by ICA and Center for Humans and Nature (CHN).
After much anticipation, this past Wednesday, September 24th, ICA GreenRise celebrated the launch of 483 solar panels with a fun-filled event. The event, 'GreenRise Goes Live,' included over 30 Uptown organizations, local food trucks, and the Old Town School of Music's jam band.
Achieving Certified Top Facilitator (CTF) recognition is quite an accomplishment. These skilled and professional facilitators have been working for one-three years with ToP mentors to assure focus and clarity of the competencies. At the time of assessment, they submit portfolios, client surveys, facilitator's observer assessments, and participate in interviews with assessors. CTFs are certified as demonstrating seven areas of competence essential to quality facilitation.
Stacy Daraio, Kathleen Paulo and Stephanie Hochman at the June graduation.