MOBIS Services from ICA

SIN 874-4: Training Services

The foundation of ICA's training courses is The Technology of Participation (ToP)®, a unique method of facilitation. ToP courses provide participants with skills for creating and sustaining a climate of involvement in the workplace. Participants experience the methods of participation, talk about the theory behind them, practice them in small groups, and then get feedback on their styles and skills. Participants leave the courses ready to immediately apply what they've learned.

The ToP methods use innovative approaches, which have been extensively researched and field-tested for more than 30 years and are supported by practical results that have proven sustainable over time. Leaders gain a renewed confidence in their capability to support participative approaches and strategies in their organization and communities.

Each course comes with a participant workbook, which becomes a practical tool for future use. Courses vary in length from one to 12 days and can be custom designed with additional consultation. The training courses are divided into two categories to assist in describing their uniqueness.

Skills Transfer Courses with a Major Emphasis on Practice: Group Facilitation Methods (GFM) (two days)

This is an intensive methods transfer course for experienced facilitators to learn the three collaborative methods that are the foundation of the Technology of Participation: focused conversation, the workshop method, and action planning.

Participatory Strategic Planning (two days)

Participants learn a systematic and comprehensive participatory strategic planning method for organizational change and transformation. (Prerequisite: GFM)

Title of Course/s: Group Facilitation Methods,
Participatory Strategic Planning
Length of Course (# of Hrs/Days): 16 hours/2 days
Minimum No. Participants:
Maximum No. of Participants:
10
20
Commercial Price $4,950.00
Government Discount 24%
Discounted Government Price $3,990.00
Price per each additional participant in excess of the minimum $349.13
Note: Additional Quantity Discounts: Price per each additional participant is $349.13 for participants 11-16 and must be in increments of 6. The discount is 12.5%. The price of each participant (17-20) is $299.25 for a government discount of 25%. The ideal course size is 20 participants.


Group Facilitation Methods Lab (three days)

Participants learn the three ToP methods of group collaboration and have the opportunity to practice “on the job” applications.

Title of Course/s: Group Facilitation Methods Lab
Length of Course (# of Hrs/Days): 24 hours/3 days
Minimum No. of Participants:
Maximum No. of Participants:
10
20
Commercial Price $7,450.00
Government Discount 24%
Discounted Government Price $5.985.00
Price per each additional participant in excess of the minimum $523.69 or $448.88
Description of Class
This is an intensive methods transfer course for experienced facilitators to learn the three collaborative methods that are the foundation of the Technology of Participation: focused conversation, the workshop method and action planning. This lab also offers the opportunity to practice “on the job” applications.
Note: Additional Quantity Discounts: Price per additional participant is $523.69 for participants 11-16 and must be in an increment of 6. The discount is 12.5% The price of each participant (17-20) is $448.88 for a government discount of 25%. An ideal course size is 20 participants.


Leading Focused Conversations (one day)

Participants learn and practice a method for mastering the art of leading groups and involving group members in in-depth discussions on significant and often difficult issues.

Facilitating Consensus Using the Workshop Method (one day)

Participants learn and practice skills for building group consensus and mobilizing action on critical priorities and thereby increase team effectiveness.

Rapid Participatory Action Planning (one day)

Participants learn and practice a method for helping groups to pull together an action plan quickly and collaboratively - from vision to implementation.

Title of Course/s: Leading Focused Conversations,
Facilitating Consensus Using the Workshop Method,
Rapid Participatory Action Planning
Length of Course (# of Hrs/Days): 8 hours/1 day
Minimum No. Participants:
Maximum No. of Participants:
10
30
Commercial Price $2,950.00
Government Discount 7%
Discounted Government Price $2,743.13
Price per each additional participant in excess of the minimum $249.38 or $224.44
Note: Additional Quantity Discounts: The price for each additional participant is $249.38 for participants 11-15 and must be in an increment of 5. The discount is 9%. The price of each participant (16-30) is $224.44 for a government discount of 18%. The ideal course size is 20.


Application Design Lab (one day)

This was created for those who are familiar with ToP methods and want to use them on the job. It focuses on creating a design for a participatory event to be actually facilitated. Participants work in small teams with ToP trainers creating solutions to “real” concerns.

Title of Course/s: Application Design Lab
Length of Course (# of Hrs/Days): 8 hours/1 day
Minimum No. Participants:
Maximum No. of Participants:
10
30
Commercial Price $2,500.00
Government Discount 25%
Discounted Government Price $1,995.00
Price per each additional participant in excess of the minimum $199.50


ToP® for Managers (three days)

This is to transfer the skills for creating a participative, proactive, creative environment and culture. It is to support managers in their efforts to integrate effective group methods into their ongoing business practices. This course shows how to reach agreement on critical issues and develop and implement their plans. (Prerequisite: GFM and Participatory Strategic Planning.)

Title of Course/s: ToP® for Managers
Length of Course (# of Hrs/Days): 24 hours/3 day
Minimum No. Participants:
Maximum No. of Participants:
10
20
Commercial Price $15,000.00
Government Discount 25%
Discounted Government Price $11,970.00
Price per each additional participant in excess of the minimum $981.54

MToP: Mastering Technology of Participation (twelve days over a one-year period)

This course was created for those wishing to become highly skilled ToP facilitators. It provides a theoretical foundation for the methods as well as opportunities for practice and feedback. A learning community is created that supports and deepens the participant’s journey.

Title of Course/s: MToP-Mastering the Technology of Participation
Length of Course (# of Hrs/Days): 96 hours/12 days
Minimum No. Participants:
Maximum No. of Participants:
10
20
Commercial Price $30,000.00
Government Discount 0%
Discounted Government Price $30,000.00
Price per each additional participant in excess of the minimum $3,000.00
Description of Class:
The program components include three days of training each quarter (12 days over the year) focusing on theoretical and experiential learning plus forty-eight hours during the twelve months of on-site mentoring in facilitated programs.

SHIFTING ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURES COURSES:


ToP® Secrets of Implementation (two days)

Participants help groups succeed in their planning efforts by foreseeing difficulties using proven methods and tools. They will apply their new insights to specific implementation challenges they may be facing.

Designing a Participatory Event (two days)

Participants learn a five-step model for designing and implementing participatory events, meetings, conferences, and retreats. (Prerequisite: GFM).

Team Leadership (two days)

Team leaders learn tools and methods to enhance their role as facilitative leaders and to maximize participation and task completion on team projects, task forces and committees.

Working with Social Change (two days)

Participants learn a comprehensive tool for analyzing societal trends and systematically focusing change efforts in organizations and communities.

Title of Course/s: Designing A Participatory Event,
Team Leadership,
Working with Social Change,
ToP® Secrets of Implementation
Length of Course/s (# of Hrs/Days): 16 hours/2 days
Minimum No. Participants:
Maximum No. of Participants:
10
30
Commercial Price $5,950.00
Government Discount 8%
Discounted Government Price $5,486.25
Price per each additional participant in excess of the minimum $448.88


Philosophy of Participation (two days)

Participants study the foundations of participation in the community and work environment and identify keys for creating a culture of participation. (Prerequisite: GFM)

Facilitating Conciliation: Beyond Conflict Resolution (two days)

Participants identify sources of conflict and learn practical approaches to discuss sensitive topics, problem solve collaboratively, and develop lasting solutions. (Prerequisite: GFM)

Power of Image Change in Transformation (two days)

Learn ICA proprietary methodology, Imaginal Education, to help individuals and organizations understand and change organizational assumptions and images that block change. (Prerequisite: GFM)

Power of Image in Facilitation (two days)

Learn how to create graphic and verbal images that help capture group understanding and intention setting the stage for organizational change. (Prerequisite: GFM)

Title of Course/s: Philosophy of Participation,
Facilitating Conciliation: Beyond Conflict Resolution,
Power of Image Change in Transformation,
Power of Image in Facilitation
Length of Course/s (# of Hrs/Days): 16 hours/2 days
Minimum No. Participants:
Maximum No. of Participants:
10
30
Commercial Price $4,950.00
Government Discount 24%
Discounted Government Price $3,990.00
Price per each additional participant in excess of the minimum $349.13 or $299.25
Note: Price per each additional participant is $349.13 for participants 11-15 and must be in increments of 5. The discount is 12.5%. The price of each participant (16-30) is $299.25 for a government discount of 24%. The ideal course size is 20 participants.


Community Development Intensive (five days)

Participants learn how to ensure grass roots participation, create whole system change efforts, and sustain cross-cultural collaboration to support effective community development.

Title of Course/s: Community Development Intensive
Length of Course/s (# of Hrs/Days): 40 hours/5 days
Minimum No. Participants:
Maximum No. of Participants:
10
30
Commercial Price $15,000.00
Government Discount 9%
Discounted Government Price $13,715.63
Price per each additional participant in excess of the minimum $1,122.19

 

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