Building a solid geospatial strategy
Tribal governments were some of the earliest adopters of GIS technology, and it is currently used in road inventories, archaeological site management, economic development projects, analysis and visualization of health information, and everything in between. GIS technology has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years and is fast becoming critical to conducting business effectively. This webinar will prepare you to have meaningful conversations with your leadership about the power of GIS and how a solid strategy can strengthen business processes. Esri experts will cover how to build a geospatial strategy and communicate it to decision-makers in your organization.
How to Create a Geospatial Strategy
Time: On demand
A geospatial strategy is a business-oriented plan designed to help change the functions and behavior of an organization to deliver added value. This strategy defines how your organization will use GIS to achieve specific goals and desired outcomes. This plan includes how to leverage people, processes, and the technology needed to meet your defined goals and outcomes.
The following resources will help you get started:
Communicating the Value of GIS
Time: On demand
Aligning your GIS work and initiatives with the vision your leadership has for your organization is critical. To establish or expand support for your GIS work, you need to secure your leadership's sponsorship through effective communication. Therefore, it is vital that you learn how to communicate the value of your program or project as a solution to a problem the executive is interested in solving. To do this, it is best to frame your program or project in one of two ways—either in relation to the leader's vision or the leader's pain.
View the recording and use these resources to get started:
- The Importance of Communicating Your Value to Leaders
- What It Takes to Be a GIS Leader
- The Path from GIS Manager to GIS Leader—Part 1
- The Path from GIS Manager to GIS Leader—Part 2
For additional resources, visit the Indigenous Communities & Native Nations (ICNN) page in the Esri Community.
From Manager to Leader
Date: October 19, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. (PDT)
A GIS leader is usually not associated with a specific job description, position, or title. They can be a manager, analyst, technician, administrator, developer, programmer, or specialist. They lead by example and serve as a partner and adviser who refines and enhances GIS business processes.
If you lead a GIS team—or aspire to—join us for this session; it will benefit current and future GIS managers, business and technology strategists, and decision-makers.
In this session, we will discuss the following:
- Solutions that solve complex geospatial problems
- Value of domain expertise
- How to establish a GIS vision, design a road map to get there, and lead the organization on the journey