ToP Facilitation

Technology of Participation is an integrated set of facilitation methods and tools. Facilitators design and lead meetings that enable the members of the group to participate fully and focus solely on the quality and outcomes of their work. ToP was developed by ICA and is used by ICA and ToP facilitators around the world. ICA has been using ToP methods in its work with communities, organisations, companies and networks for over 40 years.

Tools for the 21st Century

These basic methods form the foundation of the ToP approach to facilitation. They are combined and modified to meet the needs of each specific situation. Each group is unique and each design is developed with that in mind.

How ToP facilitators work

Sample Topics

  • Rural Health Framework
  • Public Consultation on Municipal By-laws
  • Strategic Planning
  • Planning Consultation
  • Information Technology Planning
  • Organizational Reengineering Planning and Implementation
  • Teen Sexuality Community Think Tank
  • Health Information Systems
  • Joint Executive Visioning and Strategic Planning
  • Board Transition Workshop
  • Collaborative Service Delivery
  • Labour Study Conference
  • Interagency Coalition Development
  • Mission and Values Retreat
  • Succession Planning Project Work Group Facilitation
  • Interagency Service Integration
  • Departmental Planning Process Evaluation
  • Public Health Legislation Review

Customers are lovin’ it

With company representatives and stakeholders in the same room, we needed serious expertise in designing the major planning session to launch our new organization. ICA helped us put the whole enterprise on a very solid foundation.

I make plans, hold meetings and conduct research using ICA’s methods of participation. They are the best methods around to involve people in groups in making sense of lots of information and making decisions about action.

All of our staff regularly make use of ICA methods and techniques in programs with colleagues and with the public. It makes them very effective in working together with others.

ICA just finished facilitating a strategic planning session with a community group, and the results were great.

In only three days, we had a way for our managers to move the entire organization toward team-based operations, and an action plan to get it done.

We had ICA Associates lead our strategic planning. It was so effective that we had them look at and enhance all of our program planning and evaluation processes.

As the new president of a large, complex organization, I had to quickly get our whole management team thinking along the same lines. With the help of ICA, it took only two days.

Online bookings are available for regularly scheduled public ToP training courses in countries including Australia & New ZealandCanadaTaiwanUKUkraine & USA.  Other ICAs also offer public courses, and in-house courses on request.

For ToP training near you look at our upcoming public ToP courses or contact trainers directly on our national network of ToP Trainers directly  or visit  ICA Worldwide.