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James Wiegel

James Wiegel is a creative and dynamic innovator in the field of participatory methods. An Associate with Partners in Participation, he has more than 35 years of experience inventing practical applications of ToP methods and values for use in strategic planning efforts, local development initiatives, long term social change projects and intensive training programs. He has been involved in the facilitation and training of groups concerned with organizational and social change on 6 continents. In addition to his inventiveness, Mr. Wiegel is regarded as a highly skilled facilitator and a passionate trainer. Over his career, Jim served on or led facilitation and training teams in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Korea, The Marshall Islands, The Netherlands, The Palestinian Territory, The Philippines, The United Kingdom, The United States, and Zambia. Mr. Wiegel is a Founding Member of the International Association of Facilitators, and has served as Organizational Futures Chair, presented at their global conferences, and facilitated Board retreats for the Association. Jim served as staff for the Institute of Cultural Affairs for over 35 years. During that time he was one of the pioneers who developed and refined ICA’s well-established Technology of Participation (ToP®) methods. Globally, Jim is currently a member of ICA International and also TRANSFORM, e.V. Developers of the Kumi method. In the US, Jim is part of the ToP Trainers Network and also the Kellogg Action Lab. In Arizona, Jim is part of two communities of practice: the technical assistance network with St. Luke’s Health Initiatives and the Arizona ToP Community of Practice. Currently dividing his time between Tolleson, Arizona, USA, and Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada, Jim works with innovative efforts in organizations, schools, government agencies and communities upon request.

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