Visioning, the second phase of MAPP, guides the community through a collaborative, creative process that leads to a shared community vision and common values.
Vision and values statements provide focus, purpose, and direction to the MAPP process so that participants collectively achieve a shared vision for the future. A shared community vision provides an overarching goal for the community—a statement of what the ideal future looks like. Values are the fundamental principles and beliefs that guide a community-driven planning process.
Because visioning is done at the beginning of the MAPP process, it offers a useful mechanism for convening the community and building enthusiasm for the process, setting the stage for planning, and providing a common framework throughout subsequent phases.
Phase 2 Highlights
Core Support Team — designs the visioning process, works with the facilitator, prepares for the visioning sessions, records the results of the session, and drafts the resulting vision and values statements.
MAPP Committee — oversees the visioning process and solicits community participation.
Broad Community Involvement — is included in the visioning sessions. This sets the tone for broad participation throughout the MAPP process.
Overview of the Steps for the Visioning Phase: