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Community Development Intensive

ICA Associates Inc.

Monday, 20 August 2018 at 9:00 AM - Friday, 24 August 2018 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

Community Development Intensive

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In partnership with ICA Canada, the CDI is a five-day event about community development as whole systems change. This is a practical, how-to lab on tools and methods for empowering communities and groups. The key to community development lies in people working together to meet changing social and economic needs. The methods in this course have been used around the world for over 40 years, and also with all ANC priority neighbourhoods in Toronto. 

Learn everything you need to know to launch and sustain community initiatives over the long term. ICA trainers have many years of experience.

All staff and community leaders of Action for Neighbourhood Change in Toronto took this intensive in 2007-10. The course is again available in Toronto, but this time at a 70% discount for United Way organizations

Or call ICA Associates Inc. 416-691-2316 and register at ICA Associates Inc.

Table of Contents of 140 page colour manual

Community Development Process Cycle


  • Short Survey of Approaches to CD
  • Typical Development Impact Strategies
  • Citizen Participation
  • Social Economic and Cultural Principles of Whole System CD


  • Historical Scan .
  • The Social Process
  • The Gridding Method
  • Geo-Social Analysis


  • Framework of Support
  • The Function of the Community Consultation
  • Strategic Planning Introduction
  • Practical Vision
  • Underlying Obstacles
  • Strategic Directions


  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Action Planning
  • Eventful Implementation
  • Community Organization
  • Implementation Methods
  • Project Coordination and Tracking


  • The Journey of Change in CD
  • Project Evaluation
  • Project Documentation


  • Sharing Approaches That Work
  • Master Strategies and Replication
  • “Swamp Gravy” Story Creation


  • 16 Focused Conversation Method tools
  • Participatory methods templates

The course includes theory, demonstration of methods, practice, examples, case studies and is highly participatory. For a more complete description of CDI practical tools and methods visit Methods

For a database and description of ICA community development projects around the world visit Projects

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Have questions about Community Development Intensive? Contact ICA Associates Inc.

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ICA Associates Inc.
401 Richmond St. W., Suite 405
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

Monday, 20 August 2018 at 9:00 AM - Friday, 24 August 2018 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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ICA Associates Inc.

Premier trainer of professional facilitators across Canada with a complete suite of facilitation, facilitative leadership and transformational leadership  courses that are available as public and as private in-house courses. Courses can lead to certification, but this skills-based training leads to increased proficiency even without certification. ICA Associates Inc. 401 Richmond St. W., Suite 405, Toronto ON Canada M5V 3A8. Phone 416-691-2316  Fax 416-691-2491, ica(at)

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