ICA Netherlands

Associate Member

About Us

ICA Netherland (ICA NL) was founded in 1977. Originally, ICA organized so called ‘village days’. Through these projects ICA NL experimented in Netherlands with the participative way of facilitating community development. In the 80s the main activities shifted to facilitation trainings for people working on projects in the field of international cooperation.

Since 2010 the focus of ICA NL is on facilitation training, coaching, process facilitation and consultancy with individuals, teams and organisations. Mainly geared towards community building, collective leadership and shared ownership. Both in profit and non-profit sector, in the NL and across the globe. Our trainers and facilitators bring expertise in (youth) participation, community development, social entrepreneurship, leadership, change management, (team)coaching and conflict resolution. 

More info: www.icanederland.nl

Our Mission

ICA Netherlands exists to contribute towards a culture of participation by developing the skills and knowledge to enable widespread understanding and effective use of facilitation methods.

Our Values

•       The people best equipped to deal with a situation are those affected by it.

•       Inclusive participation and profound respect helps people work creatively, minimize conflict and accomplish more together.

•       Playfulness creates an atmosphere in which people are more willing to collaborate to work on common goals.

•       Place energy where it will make the most difference.

•       Reflection is key to individual and organizational growth.

•       Facilitation skills help organizations and groups of people to solve their own challenges and optimize ownership.

•       The more inclusive the input, the more effective the output.

Our People

Jeske de Kort

Mara Verduin

Our Activities

Facilitation Trainings

We offer open & in company training in ICA’s Group Facilitation Methods (Conversation Method , Consensus Workshop Method , Action Planning Methodology , Strategic Planning and the Historic Scan)), Lewis Deep Democracy. We can also provide tailor made training on participation, community building and facilitation skills.


Our trainers and facilitators are also available for process facilitation. Besides ICA methodologies, we bring many other facilitation and participatory methods to develop the best possible process based on the needs of the group, teams or organisation. Some examples: Lewis Deep Democracy, Communication Styles,  Community Organizing, ABCD, Improvement Groups, Oasis Game, ORSC, Systemic Work and diverse Art of Hosting methods like the World Café , Open Space and Pro Action Café.

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