The Archives Team is continuing to form the procedures to ICA's historical work. This month's focus is the Archon-FilemakerPro Town Meeting Test. The objectives are to decide which retrieval software to use for collections and to put a sample of the Town Meeting Collection online.
The ICA Board has launched a Legacy Society. The Legacy Society honors colleagues who support the Institute through a bequest intention, donations of life insurance, IRA gifts, or other types of charitable planned gifts.
A large part of the staff of ICA-USA took part in the 8th Global Conference on Human Development in Kathmandu, Nepal from October 29 through November 2. There was also a Virtual Conference that allowed those who were unable to attend in person to participate in all of the themes.
The Board of Directors of the Institute of Cultural Affairs elected Kadi Sisay of Chicago as the newest member of the ICA board and picked new officers for the coming year.
Kadi is an organizational development consultant and is president of ChangeSource. She has facilitated more than 300 strategic planning workshops and retreats in her career, primarily using the methods of Technology of Participation (ToP)®, developed by the Institute.
The ICA building at 4750 N. Sheridan Rd. recently hosted the International Management Development Programme's (IMDP) Training in Chicago.
Sponsored by The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, it addressed management challenges faced by national health program managers and healthcare administrators in poor and middle income countries.
The ICA building at 4750 N Sheridan Rd, also known as ICA GreenRise, was on the tour for Open House Chicago and was one of the most popular sites with almost 750 people visiting the building’s first and sixth floors.
The artwork commissioned for the Institute of Cultural Affair’s 50th Anniversary was unveiled at 4750 N. Sheridan in Chicago on September 13, 2012. The unveiling of the artwork, "Ocean of Devotion” by Chicago artist Gina Alicea, was also part of an event for Business Partners, the Chamber for Uptown, where the ICA building is located.
Ocean of Devotion, veiled quilt, 5ft high x 10 ft long
A team of colleagues gathered last Monday and they have been stepping up to the task. Around the tables and in and out of the basement, people were engaged not only in archiving assets, but also beginning to curate collections and to write stories for our emerging collections.
Did we just find a gem in the "deep" Archives? (From left: Jean Long, Paul Noah, Bud Ames, Frances Moore)