LESSON 4:VI – What are assignments and next steps?
The Steps You Take
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% New Mexico 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% New Mexico 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 5: Evaluate.
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. At this point, you should be very familiar with your sector’s innovations and projects.
Reviewing your course textbooks: Ideally, you have a good supply of sticky notes and sharpie pens to make comments and questions throughout all books. This makes group discussion more lively and focused as you get answers to questions and challenge assumptions. We strongly encourage you to dive into Adaptive Leadership, because you do not want to dive into action without knowing the difference between technical and adaptive challenges.
Reading Assignment: Course participants should finish reading “Chapter 30: Loss and change: understanding the difference between technical and adaptive challenges,” and “Chapter 31: Sharing the vision to achieve collective impact” in 100% Community before starting Lesson: 5. Evaluate.
Meet with an initiative team member or work colleague to discuss the following questions:
- For your sector, are the biggest challenges adaptive or technical?
- In your sector, what kind of pushback might you expect when you begin implementing change?
- In your county, how is your action team set up to meet the 5 components of collective impact?
Convene with fellow initiative participants to discuss this lesson and the implementation process of projects: Set aside time with your fellow action team members to review all the projects that are being considered for implementation.