​​The Technology of Participation (ToP) courses developed by the Institute for Cultural Affairs (ICA).

All Austin classes are taught by Certified ToP Facilitators and Mentor Trainers.

ICA has been putting flexible facilitation tools and techniques into people's hands around the globe for more than 20 years. Learn more about ICA here and about the Technology of Participation here.

NEXT CLASS is in 2018

ToP Facilitation Methods
(3-day, Leadership Edition)

February 2, March 2, April 6 - 2018

at the City of Austin

2018 Class Schedule

Fees will increase January 1, 2018

Register before December 31, 2017, to lock in 2017 Fee

ToP Facilitation Methods  (2-day)

September 26-27 at United Way for Greater Austin

ToP Strategic Planning

May 8-9 at United Way for Greater Austin

Environmental Scanning

May 10 at United Way for Greater Austin

Designing Dynamic Meetings

October 17 at United Way for Greater Austin

ToPTM Facilitation Methods Training

Whether you have years of experience or never facilitated a group, you’ll learn how to quickly synthesize information and focus a group and reach consensus. The Facilitation Methods gateway class is for anyone who leads meetings, works with groups and seeks better results.  Other advanced classes are offered in Austin as well!


Facilitation Training