They generally have 25 or more overlapping communities in their ecosystem.*
Leaders in post-industrial mid-American cities are facing massive economic shifts and social unrest. At the same time there are opportunities to build trust across communities and shape a thriving future together. We work with regional leaders (cities, civic bodies, community foundations, region-wide initiatives) to map the deep layers, connections, and knowledge in their regional ecosystem.
Using the CommunityScape platform, together we shape a community learning system that surfaces networks and talent, shares accessible knowledge, and organizes activities across diverse institutions, organizations and community groups for the sake of region-wide problem-solving and thriving. Trust is the key element that will determine if our cities grow back stronger. Strengthening trust is at the heart of the CommunityScape system.
Teachers and administrators are living through a time dramatic change and are adapting rapidly. We work with leaders of school districts to map their ecosystems, starting with their classrooms and schools and branching out to libraries, museums, and community partners. We explore the relational networks among teachers, students, parents, administrators and the broader community. We look at current and potential sources of trusted curricula and content.
Based on the map, we design and pilot a community learning system on the CommunityScape platform that fosters knowledge sharing and collaboration across classrooms, schools and community partners. Our curatorial system, including district-approved trusted seals, ensures that all content in the system has been vetted by people you trust.
Old models of denominational education have largely disappeared. There is a pressing need to generate new educational infrastructure to deepen denominational identity; teach history, values and beliefs; and organize shared action. We work with denominational leaders to map their ecosystem - including faith communities, formal & informal networks, educational institutions, missions & outreaches, educators & thought leaders, and curricula & content. From there, we use the CommunityScape platform to shape dynamic learning infrastructure.
Having so many intersecting communities to serve can be complicated. Our job is to make it easier for you. Our simple dashboards for Table Hosts, Cafe Managers, and Ecosystem Facilitators. With a few clicks you can manage your trusted spaces and see the people, organizations, activities and content at any level in your system.
We work with a cross-department leadership teams in colleges and universities (that bring together alumni relations, life long learning, service learning, and other community-facing areas). Together we map the ecosystem of internal and external communities.
From here, utilizing the CommunityScape platform, we help teams shape cross-institutional cross-community learning infrastructure that integrates with diverse learning platforms already in place and shares knowledge in flexible accessible formats.
We support association leaders, educators, curators and librarians as they bring the rich educational resources in their institutions into the communities they serve. Simultaneously we explore the creative capacity within those communities and how to integrate it back into the institutions. The first step is to map the relevant ecosystem.
We follow up with a full suite of CommunityScape tools to strengthen this institutional/community integration via a custom community learning system.
We work with leaders in regional and global networks who are responsible for education, relationships and social engagement. We gather the right team and build our map.
Then we collaboratively design your CommunityScape - a system that gathers searchable libraries of knowledge curated by your network, and cascades these libraries out into local Cafes, Popups and CreatorSpaces - which in turn generate knowledge and creativity that they share with the network.
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