The gathering began and ended with a ToP Historical Scan, looking at all of the milestones of the previous 25 years. Each day as participants added more memories to it, the wall began to tell the story of the Network's journey. The Scan created a way for old and new Network members alike to create a shared history. It also allowed closure on some parts of the history and set the stage for the Network and ICA to embark on a new journey together.
Courses offered at the gathering were plentiful and thought-provoking. They centered around adding to one's facilitation toolbox with innovative new facilitation techniques /application, or reporting on and moving forward the work of the Network. View a comprehensive list of the courses offered here.
Many of the local practitioners in Arizona came and shared their use of the ToP methods in community -grounded work. This exciting new energy coupled with a plenary session leading Network members through an Image Shiftexercise created a sense of a new chapter unfolding for the Network and the ICA.
Other highlights included a night out on the town in Phoenix, a celebration dinner that featured a performance by a network member Terri Sue Rossi's band, and a session colleagues who came in from Russia (in right picture below on the left). ICA commends the conference organizing team and our hosts in Phoenix for a wonderful conference.
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