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Video Tour of the Community Summit Process

Promote the Idea


Build Internal Support


Build Interest Among
Community Partners


Co-create the Future


Promote Local Innovation


Inspire Action

Organizing and Planning

Internal education

There is information on the public side of the toolkit, including videos, that will help internal teams make the case to their colleagues and executive decision-makers.  In this section, we are providing additional PowerPoint presentations that you can download and modify for your use. View more >


Checklists and budget templates

Here are generic and sample budgets and checklists to provide a starting point.  Each venue and situation will be a little different but having all the needed elements accounted for will save time. View more >


Recruiting tips and tools

Having the right people participate on the steering committee, attend the summit, and support follow-on activities is a a critical component.  We provide a generic guide and an example of how it can be used to help research a preliminary invitation list.  View more >


Momentum building plans

We lay out the plan for building momentum in a way that allows you to personalize and adjust a basic twelve-week ramp up to a summit and set the stage for ongoing community support. View more >


Appreciative Inquiry process and agreement

While your organization may choose another human-centered design methodology, IEEE PES is featuring the AI process used in Worcester, MA because of its demonstrated effectiveness at catalyzing large groups of people.  To receive the discount negotiated with IEEE, hosts interested in working with Dr. David Cooperrider should contract with IEEE.  View more >