LESSON 7:VIII – What are lesson assignments and next steps?
Step by Step
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 to begin developing your innovations and projects.
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: By now, you should at least be well into Anna, Age Eight, 100% Community and Adaptive Leadership. Collectively, these texts provide you with a solid understanding of our 20 key concepts. All three books could serve as reference guides for not only 100% Community Initiative participants, but for all stakeholders in your county.
You may find that Anna, Age Eight serves as an excellent call to action, and you may wish to share this book widely in your community. You can build entire forums, book clubs, and workshops around Anna’s story.
100% Community is your step by step guide that you’ll find you don’t want to be far from (we sure aren’t). The chapter that focuses on your sector should be made widely available to everyone working in your sector throughout your county.
Lastly, Adaptive Leadership is a book you will want to reference once you start going out into the field and meeting with leaders and stakeholders. When you get your first “we’re already doing this” or “you’re not acknowledging the work we’ve already done”, you will want to really understand the fundamentals of an adaptive challenge.
READY TO REVISIT READINESS?
Congratulations, you’ve just completed the 100% Community Course. This means you are one of the first people in the nation to have successfully participated in a learning experience focused on the data-driven prevention of ACES, trauma and social adversity. Kudos to you.
When you started the course, you took the Readiness survey. Are you ready to take it one more time to assess your knowledge? If you hit any challenging questions, you find the chapters they are answered in noted along with the question. We acknowledge that our twenty key concepts represent many fields of study. For this reason, we are never far from our copy of 100% Community to refresh our memories.
You are just beginning a groundbreaking initiative that could potentially transform your community. You are also now part of a national network of champions who share your knowledge, drive and passion. Reach out to us so that we can assist you in connecting to all the 100% Community Initiative projects. We also offer our blog 10@100% where you can read and submit insightful articles. Welcome to our team and movement to ensure safe childhoods for all.