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.

The Jacksonville Community Council (JCCI) understands indicators and community change, with more than 25 years of producing the annual Quality of Life Progress Report for Jacksonville and the Northeast Florida region, and two decades of helping other communities develop their own sustainable indicators projects. JCCI consultants give you the information you need to measure progress, identify priorities for action, and assess results.

I'd like to talk with you personally about how we can help. E-mail me at
ben@jcci.org, call (904) 396-3052, or visit CommunityWorks for more information. From San Antonio to Siberia, we're ready and willing to assist.


Sunday, March 9, 2008

Global Trends, Local Impacts Conference

Global Trends, Local Impacts
2008 NAPC Annual Conference

http://www.communityplanning.org/

May 7-9, 2008 - Clearwater Beach, Florida

A sea-change is underway. It is bringing major shifts in demographics, economics, migration patterns, and much more.

At this conference we will: - examine some of these major trends - explore how to think and plan effectively within this new context - exchange ideas about implications for our communities"Big picture" trends...and specific real-life best practices for community action


Introducing the 2008 Conference: Global Trends, Local Impact
"Big picture" trends, and specific real-life best practices for community action

A sea-change is underway, bringing major shifts in demographics, economics, migration patterns, and much more. At this conference we will:

  • Examine some of these major trends and what they mean for our changing world and our work
  • Focus in-depth on community planning implications of two key trends, immigrant populations and the aging of the population
  • Explore how to think and plan effectively within this new context, and mobilize community awareness and action
  • Exchange ideas about implications for our communities, with many examples and tools

Other conference topics will include developing disaster plans for councils and communities ...community strategies for meeting basic needs, gang prevention, linking people with employment, accessing public benefits, and more...engaging multiple sectors for community progress... understanding generational issues affecting workforce management and succession planning... successful social marketing campaigns...announcing a new online social network on community indicators...NAPC's work as part of a new national initiative sponsored by The Conference Board...and more.

Enjoy a festive poolside opening reception (Wednesday, May 7), then two full days of exciting sessions and networking opportunities (Thursday and Friday, May 8 and 9, ending Friday afternoon).

Participants will have opportunities to:…learn what works, from leading practitioners …develop valuable new relationships and exchange ideas, experiences, resources, and tools …learn more about NAPC…enjoy social and networking activities...get acquainted and have fun…experience one of America’s most beautiful beaches

This will be NAPC's first "beach getaway" conference, at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort on beautiful Clearwater Beach… http://www.sheratonsandkey.com/index.php. (It will also be the first NAPC conference without weekend sessions, in the hope that people can stay over afterward for well-deserved relaxation and fun.)

Register online. Early registration deadline (lowest fees): April 9

Join NAPC and attend at the “member” rate: Membership Form

As a means of exchanging information about members’ and related groups’ successful initiatives and latest publications, the Resource Fair has long been a conference highlight. Conference participants may bring materials for the resource tables, which everyone may visit throughout the conference.

After the conference, visit NAPC online – http://www.communityplanning.org/ – to view and download some of the conference materials and speaker presentations, and enjoy scenes from the conference on our online photo album.

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