Is it time for strategic planning with your team? Consider participatory strategic planning using Technology of Participation (ToP), a collection of group facilitation methods created by the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA).
ToP methods have been refined by people using the methods around the world over 60 years. In the United States, ToP programs and methods are used by corporations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, professional associations and local communities.
ToP Strategic Planning process begins with developing a shared vision, looks at the contradictions that may restrict progress, develops strategic actions and creates an action to implement the strategies. Technology of Participation group processes help groups think, talk and work together by providing facilitators with structured methods to:
Recognize and honor the contributions of all participants
Deal with more data in less time
Pool individual contributions into larger, more informative and inclusive patterns
Use diversity as an asset while minimizing polarization and conflict
The ToP Participatory Strategic Planning process enables groups to be more agile in response, more creative in implementation, and better able to encourage and develop broad-based initiative and responsibility. We can customize your Strategic Planning process to fit your schedule.