ICA-International (ICAI) and the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) have come together to form a working group consisting of three members/facilitators from each organization. The intent of the group is to explore ways the organizations can collaborate and support one another. Both organizations agree in principle to collaborate in areas of conferences, events, complementary certification, and training endorsements.
The past few months have seen great investment in a ToP Network that is innovative and evolving, with much focus on mending the relationship between the ToP Netork and the ICA. At the Annual Gathering, the historical scan and image shift exercises in particular enabled healing and momentum to explore future potential for the ToP Network and ICA.
ICA and the ToP Network have partnered to create the National ToP Training Academy (NTTA). Set to launch in 2016, the NTTA is a one-year, comprehensive, train-the trainer model designed to qualify trainers to teach the ToP Facilitation Methods. The aim of the academy is to allow individuals to transition from Apprentice Trainers in ToP to Qualified Trainers within a one-year timespan.
On April 25, 2015, five new facilitators were assessed on their competencies with the Technology of Participation (ToP)®. On April 25th, Becky Groff of Des Moines, IA; Robert Quintana Hopkins of Oakland, CA; Robin Rifkin of Melrose Park, PA; Jen Schanen of Green Bay, WI; and Kap Wilkes of Duluth, MN all passed the assessment process and became Certified ToP Facilitators. We congratulate these new CTFs on their accomplishments and joining the other 70 CTFs currently in the ToP Network. We look forward to all the great things they will accomplish!