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Field Notes: How to plan a Learning Collaborative - Step Eight
March 12, 2014
This blog post is part of a series from the Alliance on designing a Rapid Re-Housing Learning Collaborative in your community. You can read the first post in the series here, where you'll find an explanation of how a Learning Collaborative works.
Updating your organization’s policies and procedures may feel a little like a trip to the dentist. It is something you know you should get around to soon, but it does not seem particularly pressing and certainly not any fun. The Rapid Re-Housing Learning Collaborative surprised me by demonstrating the real impact having good policies and procedures that align with rapid re-housing best practices has in getting households re-housed quickly and effectively.
Last week I shared with you how to facilitate the first half of the Learning Collaborative’s first meeting, which is essentially a review of rapid re-housing best practices. Today we explore the second half of this meeting, where participants get out their red pens and start reviewing, revising, and aligning their programs with rapid re-housing best practices.
Learning Collaborative Planning Part 2: Overview
This video introduces the goals of the second half of the first meeting, including how to set up the room and what materials to bring.
Learning Collaborative Planning Part 2: Policies and Procedures
This video discusses the portion of the meeting where participants review their policies and procedures to better align them with a best practice rapid re-housing program.
Learning Collaborative Planning Part 2: Barrier Assessment Tools
During this portion of the meeting participants learned how to create a barrier assessment tool that is housing focused, screens clients in rather than out, and is objective.
Learning Collaborative Planning Part 2: Job Descriptions
During this portion of the meeting, participants reviewed their job descriptions to align them with a best practice rapid re-housing program.
Learning Collaborative Planning Part 2: Action Plans
The final activity of the first meeting is essential to the Learning Collaborative process. During this activity, participants develop performance improvement plans and set goals measurable goals for improving their programs.
View the Series: How to Plan a Learning Collaborative
- Resource: Sample Application
- Resource: Sample Metrics Chart
- Resource: Sample Description
- Resource: Everyone House Academy presentation
- Resource: Sample Pre-Work Packet
- Resource: Sample Learning Collaborative Agenda for First Meeting
- Resource: Sample Learning Collaborative PowerPoint for First Meeting
- Resource: Sample Learning Collaborative Action Plan Template