Process

Volunteers wanted the regional 10-year vision and action plan Project Wichita process to include big discussions from as many people as possible. So Wichita State University's (WSU) Public Policy and Management Center team built a custom process for gathering input across the region. The process includes focus groups with individuals and organizations, gathering feedback at diverse community events, online surveys and robust social media engagement.

Over the next few months the Project Wichita process will feature three main steps: Listen, Focus and Share

 
  Spring/Summer 2018    Host focus groups, community listening events, launch online survey, social media   During the Listen phase of the process, WSU will conduct traditional and non-traditional focus groups across the region gathering broad ideas and feedback on what is important to the community. Based on the key themes and topics identified by the focus groups, WSU will then create an online survey to be shared with the regional community asking for opinions and priorities on those topics. More details on community focus groups and how the public can get involved will be available next week.

Spring/Summer 2018

Host focus groups, community listening events, launch online survey, social media

During the Listen phase of the process, WSU will conduct traditional and non-traditional focus groups across the region gathering broad ideas and feedback on what is important to the community. Based on the key themes and topics identified by the focus groups, WSU will then create an online survey to be shared with the regional community asking for opinions and priorities on those topics. More details on community focus groups and how the public can get involved will be available next week.

  Summer 2018    Research existing data and plans, conduct interviews   During the Focus phase of the process research and community findings will be analyzed for trends and patterns. Those findings will be discussed by the Vision Team – a group charged with shepherding the Project Wichita plan – in order to build work teams. These work teams will identify and review priorities driven by community feedback and will work with subject experts and those affected to help build an action plan.

Summer 2018

Research existing data and plans, conduct interviews

During the Focus phase of the process research and community findings will be analyzed for trends and patterns. Those findings will be discussed by the Vision Team – a group charged with shepherding the Project Wichita plan – in order to build work teams. These work teams will identify and review priorities driven by community feedback and will work with subject experts and those affected to help build an action plan.

  Fall 2018    Report community vision, priorities and action plan   During the Share phase of the process, WSU and the Vision Team will share final results and recommendations with the community including regional vision and priorities. The estimated timeline for the report is late Fall 2018. In addition to a regional vision, the community engagement process will produce an action plan focused on the next 10 years.

Fall 2018

Report community vision, priorities and action plan

During the Share phase of the process, WSU and the Vision Team will share final results and recommendations with the community including regional vision and priorities. The estimated timeline for the report is late Fall 2018. In addition to a regional vision, the community engagement process will produce an action plan focused on the next 10 years.

 

The Project Wichita community engagement process is funded and shepherded by organizations and businesses. View the full list.