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 6: Partner.
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 the Appendices from Appendix A: ACES, Trauma, and Social Adversity: Research 101 to Appendix M: Your 100% Community Timeline from 100% Community before starting Lesson: 6. Partner
Meet with an initiative team member or a work colleague to discuss the following questions:
In Appendix K: 100% Community partnerships, how would you prioritize the partners you need to connect with in order to improve access to services in your sector?
In Appendix L: 100% Community Logic Model, what are some realistic short, intermediate and long term outcomes for your action teams?
In Appendix M: 100% Community Timeline, what kind of a rough timeline could you construct for your sector as you work to ensure that services are accessible to 100% of your residents?
Convene with fellow initiative participants to discuss this lesson and the evaluation process: Meet with your fellow action team members to review and develop all evaluation plans for your innovations.