Thriverr Learn: Implementing a Community Survey Cohort

What’s happening? Dakota Resources invites you to participate in a cohort training opportunity with each session designed to lead participants through action steps that help them produce a community survey and use it in their work. We will work together to understand the basics of community surveying and implement a survey in your community to gather perceptions about growth, amenities, structures, leadership, housing, and opportunities.

Who’s this for? Economic development professionals who want to better understand their community.

What’s the value? You’ll be a part of a cohort experience, collaborating and learning together at the following pace and with the following content.

Session 1: Value of the Community Survey
Monday, August 5th; 1:00 p.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. MT
Zoom Session

In this session, you’ll…

  • Hear from a community who has utilized our Community Survey tool
  • Learn how to craft questions unique to your community
  • Understand what the pains & gains of surveying your community are
  • ACTION: Build a Core Team, a couple of people that would be willing to help you do this in your community

Session 2: Distribution of the Survey
Monday, August 19th; 1:00 p.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. MT
Zoom Session

In this session, you’ll…

  • Gain knowledge on survey tools
  • Understand how to choose a sample size
  • Brainstorm distribution methods within the community
  • Make a plan for gathering a representative sample
  • Draft a distribution plan
  • ACTION: Finalize distribution plan and distribute survey

Session 3: Analyzing Your Results
Monday, September 9th; 1:00 p.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. MT
Zoom Session

In this session, you’ll…

  • Talk about what to do with negative information
  • Get an idea of how much data is too much data
  • Discuss what information will be useful to what specific audience in your community
  • Make a plan for activating your results
  • ACTION: Begin working on the survey report of presentation

Session 4: Presenting the Results
Monday, September 23rd; 1:00 p.m. CT / 12:00 p.m. MT
Zoom Session

In this session, you’ll…

  • Learn best practices for presenting information to the community and/or organizations using survey analysis and secondary data
  • Pitch to the cohort how you will present and activate your results
  • ACTION: Share your learning and results on Thriverr

What’s the cost? $200

Deadline to register is July 31st, 2024.