Our Vision for Community Engagement
We envision an engaged, coordinated community where members are invested in professional growth and client-driven solutions
We work to foster an engaging environment where community members can easily consume, champion, and/or collaborate on initiatives, solutions, and topics that benefit country-level, OpenMRS implementations.
Top 3 Strategic Priorities for Community Engagement
To achieve this vision, we need Strategic Priorities that will guide us over the next 5 years and set us in the right direction. Our top 3 Strategic Directions are:
Projects Underway to Support Strategic Priorities
= Progressing slowly; large need for additional support (in-kind, funded, etc)
= Progress will accelerate if specific needs are addressed.
= Project has good support; progressing at a good pace. More resources always welcome.
1: Visible pathways to partner and contribute to community priorities
We aim to
1) deliver greater visibility into community direction and how they relate to trends in the ecosystem, and
2) make it easy to contribute and collaborate to the initiatives with the most meaning for contributors and impact for our clients.
Investment & Coordination
A framework for linking community direction and initiatives to strategic priorities in the ecosystem, serving as an investment roadmap for key stakeholders
|Strategic Framework for Investment & Coordination||Strategy + Operations Team|
Easy Contribution & Collaboration
|Publish dashboards that highlight current opportunities for individuals and organizations to contribute to technical and non-technical projects|
Community Engagement Dashboard
|Strategy + Operations Team|
2: Bolster community and country technical capacity
We aim to expand access to opportunities and resources that will grow the technical capacity of countries, OpenMRS partners, and community members.
Access to Standard OpenMRS Training Material
Publish and support expansion of OpenMRS Academies
|Packaging OpenMRS Fundamentals Academy||OpenMRS Academy Squad|
|OpenMRS Training Resource Library||OpenMRS Academy Squad|
|Supporting country-level OpenMRS Fundamentals Academies||OpenMRS Academy Squad|
|Developing OpenMRS Implementers Academy||OpenMRS Academy Squad|
|OpenMRS Academy Certification||Not Started||OpenMRS Academy Squad|
Filling the Contributor Pipeline
Create professional growth, leading to movement in our pipeline of mid-level contributors
|OpenMRS Fellowship Program|
|Expanding Competency-Based OpenMRS Stages for Professional Development||OpenMRS Fellowship Mentors|
|Google Summer of Code 2021||GSOC Admin Team|
3: Targeted, meaningful engagement
We aim to spur contributions and collaboration through targeted, meaningful engagement and communication.
Recognizing Opportunity and Achievement
Amplify solutions, achievements, and events happening in the community
|Community Meetings (OMRS21, Showcases, etc)|
Global Events Team
|Expand Recognition Program|
Onboarding and Retention
Attract and retain individual contributors
Publish a series of guides to onboard and steer new or existing contributors and supporting organizations
Getting Started Guides
|Engage with partners to address critical community talent gaps||OpenMRS Partner Guide|