Community Indicators for Your Community

Real, lasting community change is built around knowing where you are, where you want to be, and whether your efforts are making a difference. Indicators are a necessary ingredient for sustainable change. And the process of selecting community indicators -- who chooses, how they choose, what they choose -- is as important as the data you select.

This is an archive of thoughts I had about indicators and the community indicators movement. Some of the thinking is outdated, and many of the links may have broken over time.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Balanced Scorecard Resources (and new project hint)

Posts have been a little slower lately -- I'm working on a project that should be of interest to the blog readers here, and am looking forward to when it can be brought into beta testing and I can invite all of you to participate. (If any of you are interested in helping in the alpha stage as we deal with site design, please drop me a line.)

In the meantime, I've been talking with the good folks at (Here's a shout out to Heather Smith!) They have some interesting free webinars on performance improvement, geared largely to private sector and government applications.

They invite the people on this blog to check out their archived webinars -- there's some interesting information available there.

They're providing an intermediate webinar on February 6 for people already familiar with building Balanced Scorecards. They're also doing one on how to leverage the Balanced Scorecard framework within their software, and finally one about BSC in hospitals. He tells me that a public sector webinar probably won't be scheduled until April.

They also have educational seminars coming up this year - the first is in LA, with a general track and a healthcare track. Their first seminar with a public sector track will be in Nashville in September. The information is located here:

They also have a blog with a public sector category:

Take a look and see if this helps meet your needs. Let me know what you think. If you have other resources you'd like the blog audience to know about, drop me a line.

1 comment:

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