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 4: Act.
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 finish reading the chapter on their particular sector from “Part 4: Workbook for Action Teams” in 100% Community before starting Lesson: 4. Act.
Meet with an initiative member (preferably from your sector) or work colleague to discuss the following questions focusing on your sector:
In your sector, how well is the “supply” of services understood and easy to access online in your county (e.g. is there a directory of services)?
In your sector, how well is the “supply” meeting the “demand” in your county (e.g. is there an unmet need)? How do you know?
In the chapter that focuses on your sector, which of the innovations seem most promising to meet the specific needs of your county? What data do you currently have support this?
Convene with fellow initiative participants to discuss this lesson and the planning process. Meet with your fellow action team members to review and develop all potential projects and the logic models guiding them.