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 3: Plan.
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 Anna, Age Eight,100% Community, and Adaptive Leadership. This makes group discussion more lively and focused as you get answers to questions and challenge assumptions. Reading Assignment: Course participants should read “Chapter 29: Continuous Quality Improvement Guides Us with Data” in 100% Community before starting Lesson: 3. Plan.
Meet with an initiative member or work colleague to discuss the following questions.
How would CQI help improve the services that our families need?
Why is it important to not skip the assess and planning steps before moving to action?
Why is assessing your capacity to solve a problem an important step?
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.