The Courage to Lead: Transform Self, Transform Society

R. Brian Stanfield

To transform society, we first need to transform ourselves. The Courage to Lead starts from this premise and delivers a strong, simple message: if you relate authentically to life, to yourself, to the world and to society, you can not only start the process of social change from where you are right now but you can be a leader, as well.

The Courage to Lead: Daily Journal

R. Brian Stanfield

The Courage to Lead Daily Journal is a companion to the original book The Courage To Lean.

The Workshop Book: From Individual Creativity to Group Action

R. Brian Stanfield

Increasingly, people working in teams face complex issues that need resolving in an efficient, participatory manner that honors the group’s diverse perspectives and individual creativity. The Workshop Book outlines the best practices of the workshop method, based on the Institute for Cultural Affair’s Technology of Participation,™ and its use in consensus formation, planning, problem solving, and research. It also discusses workshop preparation and design, leadership styles, dealing with difficult behaviors, and special applications such as its use in large groups and for planning purposes.

The Art of Focused Conversation: 100 Ways to Access Group Wisdom in the Workplace

R. Brian Stanfield

The Art of Focused Conversation convincingly restores this most human of attributes to prime place within businesses and organizations. It describes the conversation method, and then provides 100 sample conversations designed for use in many different situations, such as reviewing, evaluating, planning, coaching, mentoring, data interpretation, decision-making, managing and supervising, reflection and celebration. It is an invaluable resource for all those working to improve organizational communications.

The Art of Focused Conversation for Schools

Jo Nelson

The Art of Focused Conversation for Schools demonstrates how the Focused Conversation method, widely used in organizations and businesses, can effectively be used in a K-12 educational setting. Each section deals with interactions among students, staff, and parents, and elaborates with over 100 sample conversations designed to make learning more meaningful, prevent and solve problems, and make communications in meetings more effective. 

Winning Through Participation: Meeting the Challenge of Corporate Change with the Technology of Participation

Laura J. Spencer

This book is about ICA's Technology of Participation (ToP). The Technology of Participation is the name given to the group facilitation methods of the Institute of Cultural Affairs.

Approaches that Work in Rural Development

John Burbidge

Approaches that work in rural development : emerging trends, participatory methods and local initiatives. 

Twelve Roles of Facilitators: for school change

R. Bruce Williams

Packed with practical tools, this valuable resource outlines 12 specific roles for educators who want to facilitate effective change in their schools through collaboration and shared leadership.


Newsletter Number 44

Message from the president Mr. Murayama(about  SDGs) as well as reviews of ICA projects in Japan, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Nepal and India (2018)

Newsletter Number 43 

Message from the Vice Chairman Mr. Kurokawa and reviews of our projects in Japan, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Nepal and India. (2017)


*In Japanese

Newsletter Number 42 

Review of our major projects as well as a message from Mr. Kurokawa. (2016)

Newsletter Number 41

Message from director Shizuyo Sato and report on our different projects(2015)


*In Japanese

Newsletter Number 40

Message from Director Shizuyo Sato, and six projects, past and future, in review. (2014)


*In Japanese

Newsletter 39, contains letter from the former director, Mr. Hashiba, adventures with raising Japanese strawberries (Ichiro), and more . . . (2013)


*In Japanese

Newsletter 38

reporting on projects in Japan and around the world (2012)


*In Japanese

Newsletter 37

Fukushima is highlighted with multiple partners including JPF, AmeriCares, and more! (2011)


*In Japanese

Newsletter 36

Starting with a key message from our Director, Shizuyo Sato (2010)


*In Japanese

Newsletter 35

Featuring responding to ravaging floods on the outskirts of Manila (2009)


*In Japanese

Newsletter 34

The 7th Global Conference on Human Development held in Gifu Japan (2008)


*In Japanese

Other publications

Wind & Waves with ICAI's Past, Present, and Future Spotlighted