Data Meeting Toolkit

The Data Meeting Toolkit is a suite of tools that groups can use to guide conversation around data and support data-based decisionmaking. The toolkit provides resources to support success before, during, and after data meetings, including

  • A description of essential data meeting roles and responsibilities, including key stakeholders
  • A protocol of steps before, during, and after meetings to guide selection, analysis, and decisionmaking using data
  • Examples of how to use the toolkit to address a range of data meeting needs
  • Guidelines and editable templates for planning, facilitating, and documenting data meetings
  • Additional resources to support data use

A key part of the data analysis process involves talking about data and making meaning of data together. This toolkit helps agencies leverage data they have gathered, engage in a process of data-informed decisionmaking through guided conversation, and build capacity for the ongoing use of data for continuous improvement.

The authors would like to acknowledge Debbie Shaver, Vera Stroup-Rentier, Lee Anne Sulzberger, Tom Munk, Nancy O’Hara, Jeanna Mullins, and Linda Lynch, all of whom contributed to the development of this toolkit.