BELLWETHER COLLABORATORY


Tools for collective perspective

See the big picture

with collaborative systems mapping

Embrace complexity

Like mice looking at different sides of the same elephant - "it's a tree trunk," "a spear," "oh no, it's a snake!" - we often miss the big picture. To solve complex problems, we have to zoom out.  

Build a shared vision

It takes everyone’s perspective to see the system. We need a way to work together, to integrate our understandings of the parts. We need a way to see the whole elephant. 

How might we become more resilient to climate change? Engage communities in defining the problem as well as its solution? See the system as a whole?

The Elephant Builder helps integrate systems thinking into practice and engage communities as co-creators of the programs and services that affect their lives and health.