Papers on the Technology of Participation

The papers below describe applications of the Participatory Strategic Planning methods developed by the Institute of Cultural Affairs.


Umpleby, Stuart. “A Global Strategy for Human Development: Another Way to do Social Science Research” (Slides)



Umpleby, Stuart, “A Global Strategy for Human Development as an Example of Second Order Science” (Paper) (Slides)



Stuart Umpleby, “Group Facilitation Methods Workshop: Meridian International Center in conjunction with The Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy: The Future of Burma/Myanmar” (Paper)



Stuart Umpleby, Jing Tian, “Encouraging the Use of Process Improvement Methods in Chinese Government Agencies” (Paper)

Stuart Umpleby, with assistance from Irina Alyoshina, “How Can We Improve Our Universities? A Participatory Exercise at the American Center in Moscow” (Paper)



Stuart Umpleby, Vitaly Aretinsky, “Improving Universities in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe: A Participatory Exercise with Visiting Fellows from the Open Society Foundation” (Paper)



Tatyana A. Medvedeva, “Educating Managers During a Period of Social and Economic Transition.” (Paper)

Zhaukhar Ospanova, Zhanat Kazbekova, “How Group Facilitation Methods are being Used in Building a PhD Program in Almaty, Kazakhstan.” (Paper)

Yaroslav Prytula, Stuart Umpleby, “Improving the Performance of Universities in Transitional Economies” (Paper)

Yaroslav Prytula, Stuart Umpleby, “Extending Participatory Strategic Planning in the Direction of Quality Improvement: An Example from Higher Education.” (Paper)

Umpleby, Stuart , “Three Theories for Interpreting Participatory Strategic Planning.” (Paper)



Stuart Umpleby, Walter Sandi and Chunwu Lai, “How Universities Can Improve Quality, Collaborate on Research and Increase Cooperation with Local Businesses.” (Paper)

Stuart Umpleby, “Academic Globalization: Results of a Participatory Strategic Planning Exercise.” (Paper)



Alisa Oyler, Sheila Hsu, and Stuart Umpleby, ” The Future of the American Society for Cybernetics: Results of a Participatory Strategic Planning Exercise.” (Paper)

Nashat, Bidjan. “How the Technology of Participation Could Improve the Integration of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in a Local Community.” (Paper)

Stuart Umpleby, “Suggestions for Improving the PhD Program in Al Farabi Kazakh National University: An Example of the Technology of Participation.” (Paper)



Stuart Umpleby and Andriela Vitic, “Improving Tourism in Kotor, Montenegro.”(Paper)

Stuart Umpleby and Anar Umurzakova, “Planning the Implementation of a PhD Program in Almaty, Kazakhstan.” (Paper)

Frank Anbari and Stuart Umpleby, “Strategic Planning in the GWU Project Management Program.” (Slides)

Stuart Umpleby, “Increasing Interest in the Viable System Model: A Planning Exercise at The University of St. Gallen.” (paper)



Stuart Umpleby, “Sarajevo as an International City. (Paper)

Stuart Umpleby, “Participatory Strategic Planning in Bosnia.” (Paper)

Stuart Umpleby, “Improving Educational Institutions in Uzbekistan: A Planning Exercise at Westminster International University.”  (Paper)



Stuart Umpleby and Alisa Oyler, “A Global Strategy for Human Development: The Work of the Institute of Cultural Affairs” (Paper)

Angela Espinosa and Stuart Umpleby, “Reflections on the New Agoras Project:  A Report on a Fuschl Conversation” (Paper)

Tatiana Medvedeva and Stuart Umpleby, “A Method for Improving the Management of Organizations in Post-Communist Countries. ” (Paper)



Stuart Umpleby, “Improving Country Performance in Business Ethics Using the Technology of Participation” (Paper)

Stuart Umpleby, “Methods for Community Development” (Paper) (Zambia) (Guatemala) (Jamaica)



Irina Naoumova and Stuart Umpleby with Natalia Totskaya, “Two Methods Useful for Starting a Quality Improvement Program,” (Paper)



Stuart Umpleby, “What is to be Done: Learning Democracy While Improving Organizations” (Paper)



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