Big Picture Approach consolidates into one technical assistance center the Forum’s teaching, coaching, technical assistance, facilitation and actionable data services focused on mobilizing the work of community coalitions and partnerships.
Big Picture Approach Training and Consulting engages national, state and local leaders mobilizing change throughout their spheres of influence. We do this by teaching the tips and techniques to operationalize a Big Picture Approach – honing their ability to zoom out and see the big picture across all outcomes, all systems, all kinds of leaders, and then zoom in on the concrete pieces that they can change, integrating their work with others in order to maximize impact.
Our leaders are boundary spanning, innovative systems thinkers who use their full sphere of influence to change the odds for children & youth. They include:
- Assess local context and capacity in order to build on what exists. - Align structures, goals, data, resources and action plans in ways that literally get partners and initiatives “on the same page.” - Advance strong plans and anticipate what it will really take to implement and sustain the efforts over time. - The hallmark of all of this work is balancing research and evidence with local wisdom, and using practical techniques to engage young people, families, providers and community leaders in authentic ways.