Passionate Trainer and Facilitator! 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. 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.

These days, Jim divides his time between Tolleson, Arizona, USA, and Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is involved in several volunteer efforts including ICA’s Global Archive Project, the Tolleson Food Bank, and the Taoist Tai Chi society.

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