Your steps may be different depending on your situation. Ideally, you are taking this course as part of a cohort — a group made up of local 100% Community initiative participants. You may be the co-community organizer, action team leader or member. This is ideal, as you can discuss the course and all the information presented with people you’ll be collaborating with. However, you might be taking this course because you wish to start a 100% Community initiative and today, you are a solo champion seeking to recruit stakeholders. Either way, the following steps enrich your learning experience and prepare you for Lesson 2: Assess.
Visit the Virtual Innovation Center
We provide you with links to innovations in all ten key family-serving sectors. These innovations include a menu of various projects, from across the state, nation and globe to consider implementing. The projects identified are designed to strengthen family health, safety and learning systems — and support your local 100% Community innovation.
Reviewing your course textbooks
Ideally, you have a good supply of sticky notes and sharpie pens to make comments and questions throughout all books. This makes group discussion more lively and focused as you get answers to questions and challenge assumptions. In some localities, book clubs are organized around Anna, Age Eight and 100% Community with work “lunch and learns” focused on discussing Adaptive Leadership.
Course participants should finish reading Anna, Age Eight before starting Lesson: 2. Assess. Anna’s story was a wake up call for many leaders and the catalyst for the movement to ensure trauma-free childhoods. It’s a story worth discussing with your family, friends, co-workers and 100% Community initiative partners.
Convene with fellow initiative participants to discuss this lesson and the assessment process
Ask the co-community organizers about the status of the Resilient Community Experience Survey. The data provided by the survey guide the assessment work.