Brigade to Brigade Communication - Oct. 20 2018 - Brigade Congress

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Brigade-to-Brigade Communication and Support

2018 Brigade Congress - Saturday, October 20
John Stephens, Code for Durham

Effective sharing of information and expertise helps every Brigade stay connected, efficient, and informed about a wide range of civic tech projects. An assessment of communication methods (online and otherwise) is the starting point. PURPOSE: identify effective ways for Brigades to communicate, collaborate, and support one another.

STARTING OFF – INDIVIDUAL REFLECTIONS

  1. What are 2-3 best ways that your brigade has communicated with other brigades?

  2. What do you see as communication glitches or barriers to brigade-brigade interaction?

  3. One idea for action to improve brigade-brigade communication?

GROUP DISCUSSION

Review of communication avenues (about 15 minutes): Pros and Cons; Ideas for improvement

Slack

Discourse

GitHub

Webinars

CFA HQ staff as catalysts and intermediaries – e.g. This Week in Civic Tech

Google Docs (often done by CFA HQ staff)

Face-to-face gatherings (Brigade Congress, Brigade Day at CFA Summit, other meetings)

More bilateral, short-term exchanges – email, text, phone

Other

Open Discussion and/or Smaller Groups - Action items for

  • Improving existing communication and support mechanisms
  • Ideas for new methods of communication/support
  • Who is willing to work on changes, improvements?

Worksheet

Brigade-to-Brigade Communication and Support

Name (Optional):

Brigade (or other Organization):

What are 2-3 best ways that your brigade has communicated with other brigades?

What do you see as communication glitches or barriers to brigade-brigade interaction?

One idea for action to improve brigade-brigade communication?

Other comment?

Can return in person or to: John B. Stephens (Code for Durham) stephens@sog.unc.edu

Brigade-to-Brigade Communication

Pros Cons Ways to Improve
Slack
Discourse
GitHub
Pros Cons Ways to Improve
Webinars
CFA HQ staff catalysts and intermediaries
Google Docs
Pros Cons Ways to Improve
Bilateral, short-term exchanges – (email, text, phone)
Face-to-face gatherings

Brigade Congress,

Brigade Day at CFA Summit

Other meetings||||
|Other?||||