3. Creating a Shared Vision

Welcome to Creating a Shared Vision! This phase of the Collaborative Change Cycle is all about refining the focus of collaborative efforts and formalising the approach, infrastructure and resources required to achieve shared goals.

 

What you might see

  • Small numbers of community members beginning to take action, believing that change is possible;
  • Service providers valuing the contribution of community members and community participation processes;
  • Open dialogue about equity among a diverse group of stakeholders;
  • Inclusive community engagement that caters for and respects diversity;
  • Community members being valued as partners in the work;
  • Existing and emerging community leaders participating in the agenda setting process.     

 

 

What you can do

  • Seek the involvement of community members from different cohorts, factions, and geographies;
  • Include community members as genuine partners in negotiations and agreements;
  • Make explicit links between community participation, the vision for change, and action plans;
  • Create simple and plain language agreements about who will contribute what, how and when, including community members;
  • Deliver early wins or small prototypes with community members leading or involved;
  • Facilitate mutual learning – community members and service providers help each other to understand their perspectives and ways of working.
     

Community Tools & Resources

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Rose Bud Thorn

This resource will help you gather feedback that does not focus only on either criticism or praise, make it easy and more comfortable for others to provide input, and visually identify similarities or differences in feedback.

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Refining Your Ideas

This resource will help you clearly articulate your ideas, identify key benefits for specific stakeholders, and reflect on what is required to go from idea to impact.

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Peer Input Process

This resource will help you gain peer input into responding to a current challenge, surfacing assumptions, identify new opportunities, and identify common patterns and themes in the work of community change.

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How to Lead Collective Impact Working Groups

This resource provides a comprehensive ‘how to’ guide for forming, running, and harnessing the benefits of working groups.

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Features of Successful Community Leadership Programs

This resource describes successful community leadership development programs through which governments, social purpose organisations and communities can help build leadership capacity.

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