ICA:UK is a registered charity in England and Wales that works both nationally and internationally enabling people to bring about positive change in their organisations and communities through facilitation. We work with many different types of groups and individuals to show how participation can have a positive impact on engagement, productivity and the overall happiness and success of your organisation and community.
Participation. Collaboration. Facilitation.
I've been on ICAs courses and commissioned facilitators and recommend this approach to anyone looking to achieve results with engagement and ownership using a system that is elegant and appearing deceptively simple
Having attended dozens of facilitation, training and workshop sessions over the years - I can say with some authority that ICA:UK stands in a league of its own in terms of substance, experience and value. It is literally impossible not to learn in their trainings. Highly recommended!
My first training in the ICA techniques was over ten years ago. I have attended two further trainings. All were excellent sessions. The methods themselves have been very useful in dealing with people in many situations. I have probably applied some aspect of them almost every day, whether in work or at home. Other trainings focus on methods; ICA teaches an ethos and the methods to develop it.
I have attended Group Facilitation Methods, Action Planning and Participatory Strategic Planning with ICA:UK and have benefited from the learning and methods. I currently use the methods across all my work and it has helped me to build partnerships and collaborations across Third Sector organisations. It is helpful to meet other participants to gain ideas, thoughts and learning. All the trainers have been excellent with a continued offer of support after the training.
Great methodologies Really well organised, engaging courses on methodolodies that work. I've used what I've learnt through ICA:UK lots in my role.
I've used the techniques and methods I learned here in so many applications - really valuable and practical training which I would thoroughly recommend.
ICA:UK training - highly recommended. Training with ICA changed my practice to develop practical, empowering and inclusive ways of facilitating communities, work teams and individuals. A very valuable service indeed.
The facilitation experts ICA:UK can be relied upon for facilitators and trainers with integrity. They will be able to help you think through the appropriate facilitation methods to use, to help your team make difficult decisions, in a way that everyone feels ownership of the final outcome. If your organisation needs help with getting people on board with a new project or decision, I would recommend you talk to ICA:UK - they are experts in helping organisations reach consensus.
I have attended several ICA:UK training courses over the years, starting with group facilitation skills. The courses are of the highest quality both in terms of content, method and delivery. They were effective in giving me the tools to act in a facilitation role when required. They were certainly value for money. More important,however, is that the suite of courses are all based upon over 50 years of practice in the field drawing upon multi-disciplinary knowledge. Its certainly not simply transactional - you pay the money and get trained to earn more dosh - but is part of a global effort to promote social change.
Very good trainers, very good training, it's all very practical, there's bits of this you can use on an almost daily basis. It's excellent value for money and fun too.
I'll make a wager that you'll not find a review under 5 stars. There are reason for this and you should attend one of their courses to find out for yourself why. I believe it is because the facilitators work hard planning the workshops, delivering the workshops and spending time evaluating each and everyone. As a participant, I felt valued...and it isn't often I can say that about other training course that I have attended. Furthermore, I'm still using techniques that were introduced to me when I first attended (many years ago) and will continue to do so.
These the original facilitation trainers, who launched me on my facilitation career. Their practice teaches the fundamentals of facilitation, and its ethos, and provides a range of very engaging visual tools with which to work with groups. A fantastic grounding.
I've done two training courses with them - they were really enjoyable and well priced but more to the point I am using the techqniques I acquired in these courses on a weekly basis. Absolutely brilliant for anyone starting to work as a facilitator or for an established facilitator wanting to learn new methods. Very strong on structure and getting people to join in by engaging emotionally. The courses are given by practitioners which really really helps.
ICA:UK offers a range of excellent courses. I have found that I regularly use the tools I learnt on the group facilitation methods course. The participatory strategic planning course is also excellent and has helped me many times to look at putting a realistic plan in place
ICA participatory tools are a must 'know how' in every facilitators toolkit. They have enhanced my career as a process consultant and gave me a quick jump start .The ICA is on a noble mission to unleash people's potential for collaboration and participation in organizational and communal contexts. I would highly recommend their courses for anyone interested in acquiring transformational facilitation skills.
I have been on several ICA training courses over the last few years. They are always informative, well delivered and very participatory which is just how I like training to be! They all have corresponding workbooks to go with the courses which are full of content so you can go back over it when you need to. I have also bought two stcikywalls which I use in my facilitation and my own training.