facilitating a culture of participation
A sea change is taking place around our world. From rural villages to global corporations, people want to participate in making choices that affect their lives. We want our efforts to make a difference in the world. Changing expectations are morphing the hierarchies into circles. New, facilitative approaches to leadership are emerging. Leaders of the future will foster authentic participation.
ICA Associates Inc. is a facilitation and training organization providing effective participatory skills to thousands of people.
We work to enable the formation of a culture of participation. Our focus is on enabling people to participate in the development of their own communities and organizations. We strive to make it easy for groups to think, plan and make decisions together. We intend to help groups get results and improve effectiveness. We want people to make the kind of positive contributions that will lead to healthier communities and workplaces. We want people to be able to play facilitative leadership roles.
We will always do our best to ensure that every person has an opportunity to hear others and express their ideas. The wisdom of each person in the group makes the mix richer and the group gets the wisest results when everyone’s wisdom is included. The whole is, indeed, greater than the sum of the parts.