Blind Spots: Building Your Capacity by Training Others

Blog post by Steve Spiker
July 26, 2017

Urban Strategies Council   (Oakland)

Abstract:
"If your organization is community based, driven by local needs, and great with data or the technology to use data, you have an opportunity to build the capacity of your residents and local partners to likewise do good things with data. If you work for a government agency that uses data to plan or evaluate, you should find ways to build the data literacy of your constituents so they can understand your decisions, advocate using data, and not have to rely on others to help them do this. If you work at a university think tank, you must recognize the power differential you have over regular residents. Training is both a way to bridge the power divide and bump up your engagement too."
 
Publisher Info:

Microsoft Bay Area