|About the Book|
Five Steps to Build a Better Future For Your Community: What Should Your Future Look Like? Educational programs for organizations do not just happen, they are the result of hours of preparation and creative thinking. This book uses plain language to describe a step-by-step approach to planning a community-wide program that will ensure a successful result. Like an iceberg, what shows above the surface is like the visible part of a community meeting. The part that you do not see is the planning and organizing before the event. This book prepares you to design and conduct a community-wide survey of opinions about the future. Here are some topics included in this book. The Five Step Planning Model- How to Design a Program that People Will Attend- The Secrets of Successful Program Planning Design- Marketing Tips- Tips on Learning from Each Other- Three Meetings That Will Give You a Snaphot of Your Future- The Other Stuff That Makes Meeting Fun. Governments, non-profits, and faith-based organizations will find this process of community building invaluable. Use this book to help you plan and conduct a community visioning exercise. Visioning is the first step in critical thinking about what your community should look like in twenty to thirty years.