Activity 1: Setting a Vision

In terms of planning, a vision defines a future state you would like to reach.A� A vision is a long-term view that describes how your community would like to be.A� Features of an effective vision statement are:

  • vivid and clear picture
  • realistic
  • in tune with community values and culture

Creating a vision of your communitya��s disaster resilience leads directly to considering the shorter term steps – the goals – that will help you reach your communitya��s vision.

There are various methods for creating your communitya��s resilience vision.A� Your team may choose to write a short statement that describes your community as highly resilient.A� You can also engage in a a�?visioning exercisea�? with others in the community to develop a broader, more wide-ranging vision.A� An approach called a�?Appreciative Inquirya�? gathers positive stories and images, seeking out the best of what exists today.

For information on creating a community disaster resilience vision, click on the resource link on the top right side of this page.