Copyright 2014 – Scott Hutcheson
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.
Get...
What to Expect From this Workshop
• Gain insights from recent research on community change strategies
• Develop new or dee...
What to Expect From this Workshop
• Gain insights from recent research on community change strategies
• Develop new or dee...
Better understand he nature of collaboration
Identify what stage your collaborations are in
Consider ways to move a collab...
White River Ferry at Norfork, Arkansas, circa 1900
Better understand he nature of collaboration
Identify what stage your collaborations are in
Consider ways to move a collab...
Boone County
8
•7 incorporated cities & town
•15 unincorporated cities & towns
•12 townships
•74 nonprofits
Hierarchy of Complex Systems
•Social Organizations – economics, education,
politics
•Individual Human – language capacity,...
The Extension Economist Vs. The Rocket Scientist
10
Hierarchy of Complex Systems
•Social Organizations – economics, education,
politics
•Individual Human – language capacity,...
Hierarchy of Complex Systems
•Social Organizations – economics, education,
politics
•Individual Human – language capacity,...
Hierarchy of Complex Systems
•Social Organizations – economics, education,
politics
•Individual Human – language capacity,...
Better understand he nature of collaboration
Identify what stage your collaborations are in
Consider ways to move a collab...
Recipe for EFFECTIVE Strategies
• Have a network organizational structure
• Frame strategies primarily around
building on ...
The Collaboration Continuum
Turf
Trust
TIME
Sharing
Resources
Sharing
Information
Mutual
Awareness
Co-Execution
Co-Creatio...
A process that enables civic leaders to
form collaborations quickly, guide them
toward measurable outcomes, and
make adjus...
We will be answering four
questions:
1. What could we do together?
2. What should we do
together?
3. What will we do toget...
Boone County
How we can break the cycle of generational poverty and transform
Boone County into a vibrant, thriving commun...
The Conversation in Midville
“Our “best and brightest” leave town and never come back.”
“Remember the good old days when y...
Exercise One : Reframing the Issue
What could
we do
together?
Reframing the Conversation in Midville
Issue: Skills Mismatch
Exercise Two : Identifying Assets
What could
we do
together?
Identifying Assets in Midville
Exercise Three: Linking & Leveraging
Assets
What could
we do
together?
Linking & Leveraging Assets in Midville
Exercise Four: Finding the “Big Easy”
What should
we do
together?
Finding the “Big Easy” in Midville
Exercise Five: Turning Opportunities
into Outcomes
What should
we do
together?
Strategic Outcomes for Midville
Exercise Six: Pathfinder Projects &
Action Plans
What will
we do
together?
Pathfinder Project & Strategic Action Plan
for Midville
Following Up & Staying in Touch
What’s our
30/30?
Following Up & Staying in Touch in Midville
What Does Success Look Like?
What Does Success Look Like?
Scott Hutcheson, Ph.D.
765-479-7704
hutcheson@purdue.edu
www.linkedin.com/in/scotthutcheson/
www.twitter.com/jshutch64
www...
Getting From Here to There: Effective Strategies for Community Change
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Getting From Here to There: Effective Strategies for Community Change

  1. 1. Copyright 2014 – Scott Hutcheson This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License. Getting From Here to There: Effective Strategy for Community Change Scott Hutcheson, Ph.D. Boone County Nonprofit Summit Lebanon, IN – April 30, 2014
  2. 2. What to Expect From this Workshop • Gain insights from recent research on community change strategies • Develop new or deepen existing inter-organizational collaborations • Practice “swarm” social innovation over the next 90 days by launching nearly a dozen new collaborative strategies in Boone County
  3. 3. What to Expect From this Workshop • Gain insights from recent research on community change strategies • Develop new or deepen existing inter-organizational collaborations • Practice “swarm” social innovation over the next 90 days by launching nearly a dozen new collaborative strategies in Boone County #BooneNPSummit
  4. 4. Better understand he nature of collaboration Identify what stage your collaborations are in Consider ways to move a collaborations to the next level The Great and the Near Great in the White River Country by Z. M. Horton The Baxter Bulletin Dec 31, 1915 S. J. Hutcheson, a well known farmer and stockman of Norfork, roping a calf
  5. 5. White River Ferry at Norfork, Arkansas, circa 1900
  6. 6. Better understand he nature of collaboration Identify what stage your collaborations are in Consider ways to move a collaborations to the next level Norfork, Arkansas (pop. 550)
  7. 7. Boone County 8 •7 incorporated cities & town •15 unincorporated cities & towns •12 townships •74 nonprofits
  8. 8. Hierarchy of Complex Systems •Social Organizations – economics, education, politics •Individual Human – language capacity, knowledge accumulation, design and use of tools •Animal – mobility, information processing •Plants – viability •Open Systems – matter, energy •Cybernetics – computers •Clockworks – engines •Frameworks – buildings, cells 9 Complexity Boulding, K. (1956). General systems theory—the skeleton of science. Management Science 2(3): 197-208.
  9. 9. The Extension Economist Vs. The Rocket Scientist 10
  10. 10. Hierarchy of Complex Systems •Social Organizations – economics, education, politics •Individual Human – language capacity, knowledge accumulation, design and use of tools •Animal – mobility, information processing •Plants – viability •Open Systems – matter, energy •Cybernetics – computers •Clockworks – engines •Frameworks – buildings, cells 11 Complexity Boulding, K. (1956). General systems theory—the skeleton of science. Management Science 2(3): 197-208.
  11. 11. Hierarchy of Complex Systems •Social Organizations – economics, education, politics •Individual Human – language capacity, knowledge accumulation, design and use of tools •Animal – mobility, information processing •Plants – viability •Open Systems – matter, energy •Cybernetics – computers •Clockworks – engines •Frameworks – buildings, cells 12 Complexity Boulding, K. (1956). General systems theory—the skeleton of science. Management Science 2(3): 197-208.
  12. 12. Hierarchy of Complex Systems •Social Organizations – economics, education, politics •Individual Human – language capacity, knowledge accumulation, design and use of tools •Animal – mobility, information processing •Plants – viability •Open Systems – matter, energy •Cybernetics – computers •Clockworks – engines •Frameworks – buildings, cells 13 Complexity Boulding, K. (1956). General systems theory—the skeleton of science. Management Science 2(3): 197-208.
  13. 13. Better understand he nature of collaboration Identify what stage your collaborations are in Consider ways to move a collaborations to the next level Complexity = Messes Public issues are complex Institutions emerged to deal with the complexity There are lots of institutions No single institution is “in charge” of most public issues Complex environment
  14. 14. Recipe for EFFECTIVE Strategies • Have a network organizational structure • Frame strategies primarily around building on existing assets • Have a planning and implementation processes that is iterative • Include short-term, easy-win goals • Decentralize responsibilities for implementation among multiple organization • Use metrics to learn what is working and to make adjustments along the way • Build high levels of trust among participants • Assure that participants are ready to change
  15. 15. The Collaboration Continuum Turf Trust TIME Sharing Resources Sharing Information Mutual Awareness Co-Execution Co-Creation Acknowledgment Exploration Cooperation Collaboration Innovation Adapted from Collaboration Continuum from ACT for Youth
  16. 16. A process that enables civic leaders to form collaborations quickly, guide them toward measurable outcomes, and make adjustments along the way. What is Strategic Doing?
  17. 17. We will be answering four questions: 1. What could we do together? 2. What should we do together? 3. What will we do together? 4. What’s our 30/30? What is Strategic Doing?
  18. 18. Boone County How we can break the cycle of generational poverty and transform Boone County into a vibrant, thriving community where every citizen is empowered to reach their full potential? •Arts & Culture •Community Development •Education •Health & Wellness •Human Services •Associations •Youth Development
  19. 19. The Conversation in Midville “Our “best and brightest” leave town and never come back.” “Remember the good old days when you could make $30/hour at ABC Manufacturing? Those days are gone forever.” “We have a skills mismatch. We still have decent-paying manufacturing jobs but nobody with the right skills for those jobs.” “Can you believe all the empty storefronts downtown?” “The bridge on Highway 7 is about to fall down. Someone’s going to get killed!” “Homelessness! I never thought I would see the day when there were homeless people in Midville.”
  20. 20. Exercise One : Reframing the Issue What could we do together?
  21. 21. Reframing the Conversation in Midville Issue: Skills Mismatch
  22. 22. Exercise Two : Identifying Assets What could we do together?
  23. 23. Identifying Assets in Midville
  24. 24. Exercise Three: Linking & Leveraging Assets What could we do together?
  25. 25. Linking & Leveraging Assets in Midville
  26. 26. Exercise Four: Finding the “Big Easy” What should we do together?
  27. 27. Finding the “Big Easy” in Midville
  28. 28. Exercise Five: Turning Opportunities into Outcomes What should we do together?
  29. 29. Strategic Outcomes for Midville
  30. 30. Exercise Six: Pathfinder Projects & Action Plans What will we do together?
  31. 31. Pathfinder Project & Strategic Action Plan for Midville
  32. 32. Following Up & Staying in Touch What’s our 30/30?
  33. 33. Following Up & Staying in Touch in Midville
  34. 34. What Does Success Look Like?
  35. 35. What Does Success Look Like?
  36. 36. Scott Hutcheson, Ph.D. 765-479-7704 hutcheson@purdue.edu www.linkedin.com/in/scotthutcheson/ www.twitter.com/jshutch64 www.facebook.com/scott.hutcheson Thank You Copyright 2014 – Scott Hutcheson This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.
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