As we learned this week, it is critical to engage a diverse range of key players involved in planning for change in an organization or school. For this assignment, you will create a collaborative planner that models the planner available in Step Six on pages 109-112 of the textbook. For each of the 11 strategy areas (see shaded areas in the chart below for the first several examples), provide a description of your evidence or how you plan to address each area in your plan. The Collaborative Planner is intended to assist in planning for meeting with your stakeholders to implement and proceed with your change efforts.
The description of your evidence should be written in narrative format in full sentences (not bulleted points) and should provide detailed evidence for how you will address each area. Evidence should thoroughly explain how you will address each area and should reflect best practices for collaboration and stakeholder empowerment. Use at least two sources outside of the text to support your evidence and plans. Use APA format for all formatting, citations, and references. This paper should be three- to four- pages in length.
1. Are the right participants at the table?
Those with the authority to make decisions?
Those with opposing voices?
Those who represent important internal and external constituencies?
2. Readiness assessment and structure of the meeting
Is the group readiness high, medium, or low?
If readiness is low or medium, is there high structure (i.e. explicit ground rules, a written agenda, etc.)
Are the group’s shared values furthered by this meeting?
Is there assigned pre-work that starts participants thinking, begins to develop common language, and signals that this meeting will be substantive, serious, and a learning experience?
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.