Civic Intelligence Descriptive Model
Six Key Elements
- Orientation describes the purpose, principles and perspectives that help energize an effective deployment of civic intelligence. (Socially and environmentally ameliorative, pragmatic, transformative, participatory)
- Organization refers to the structures, methods and roles by which people engage in civic intelligence.
- Engagement refers to the ways in which civic intelligence is an active force for thought, action, and social change. (If we're not pushing we're being pushed!)
- Intelligence refers to the ways that civic intelligence lives up to its name. (We experiment and learn. We share knowledge. We build new knowledge and paradigms. We diagnose and repair our cognitive processes.)
- Products and Projects refers to some of the outcomes, both long-term and incremental, that civic intelligence might produce and the process orientations that help make them happen.
- Resources refers to the types of support that people and institutions engaged in civic intelligence work need.