Visioning Phases help organize any process. The first phase includes organizational and management activities to prepare for the visioning process. The second phase focuses on technical activities and stakeholder involvement in the creation of the final vision statement of purpose. The third phase provides the framework for implementing the vision.

Click on the Preparing, Creating, or Implementing headers to view detailed information for the activities within that phase.


Visioning Activity Areas help identify the critical activities, key component activities, and potential products which occur within each phrase.

Click on any of the blue Activity Area buttons to view detailed information for that area.


Visioning Components are specific focus areas relevant to a vision and provide the ability to view the guide through the lens of a single topic or plan element.

Select from these four filters to highlight those critical activity areas that are most important to consider when focusing on a particular component of visioning.

Reaching Stakeholders
Forming Partnerships
Considering Community
Tracking Commitments


Visioning Decisions Points help identify transitions arrived at within any visioning process that represent a milestone or critical juncture. These decision points may mark the end of a phase or the completion of an activity, but often represent important opportunities to reach consensus on a vision outcome with partners and stakeholders.

Click on any of the grey Decision Point buttons, to view information for these transition points.