At times, it may be useful for you or a small group to begin identifying assets and strengths within a community. The tools in this section will provide useful questions to address when identifying the valuable resources within a given group, organization or community.
Identifying Assets and Strengths
Community Assets Map
Asset Inventory Example
Asset Inventory Worksheet
Building on Key Assets
Kretzmann, J., & McKnight, J. (1993). Building communities from the inside out: A path toward finding and mobilizing a community’s assets. Chicago: ACTA Publications.
Beaulieu, L. (2002). Mapping the Assets of Your Community: A Key Component for Building Local Capacity. SRDC Series #227. Mississippi State, MS: Southern Rural Development Center.
Berkowitz, B., and Wadud, E. (2003). “Identifying Community Assets and Resources.” In Community Tool Box, chapter 3, section 8. Lawrence: Work Group on Health Promotion and Community Development, University of Kansas.
Community Change Education Project. (2000). Module 1: Asset-Based Community Development. Madison: University of Wisconsin-Extension.
Asset-Based Community Development Initiative. The website includes information and links to dozens of resources related to asset mapping.
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) - Appreciative Inquiry - Website with information about applying appreciative inquiry in community development
COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
LEADERSHIP SUCCESSION PLANNING
These are some of the tools and approaches we consider when helping organizations develop plans to develop talent and prepare for future leadership transitions.
These resources are available to anyone who wants to learn more about leaderships succession planning.
How to Build Shared Leadership
Leadership Succession Planning
Sample template For Emergency Succession Planning