Creating a Shared Vision

By this phase of the change cycle, collaboratives have shifted another gear and likely have more community stakeholders on board, as well as data sharing agreements in place with custodians. Community-designed data infrastructure is under construction or built and evolving.

The communities that now have diverse data sources now collected in one location and accessible by all stakeholders can use this evidence base to start to build a clear and solid shared transformation vision.

Continuing to build community voice and knowledge into the journey, alongside the quantitative data being analysed, remains important to ensure the shared vision is both reflective of and beneficial for the community.

This can be done in many ways; setting up working groups with a wider range of community members to analyse the data and share knowledge; making use of multimedia content, such as video, to capture the voice of the people to be viewed alongside the data; and asking for input from community members on the shared vision roadmap and the design & delivery of new programs and services.

The data acts as the driver behind collaboration and conversation, so a clear community picture can be built up, allowing a clear shared vision to be formalised.

How Data Benefits this stage of the Change Cycle

  • Evidence from diverse data sources is used to agree the shared agenda for change including community voice, open data, outcomes data, research & investment data
  • Data evidence, alongside local knowledge, informs shared understanding of the drivers of entrenched disadvantage
  • Data collaboration and data sovereignty frameworks established
  • Shared language guidelines established
  • Capacity to learn, test, try, learn is increased via data collaboration

Wondering which phase your collaborative is in?

Learn more about the creating a shared vision phase and how to know where you sit at Platform C.

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Tools and Resources

Hold a Data Walk for your community to build readiness
Community-led decision-making and collective impact

Community Case Studies

Burnie Works, Burnie, TAS

Kylie Burgess from Burnie Works has discovered that systems-change work is as much anthropological as it is analytical. Burnie Works is focused on finding ways to harness the power of data while engaging the community and ensuring community voice and knowledge is central to the process.

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