In addition to outlining tasks and resources, workplans should also identify:
- How long each activity should take
- Indicators that the activity is being implemented and completed as intended (process measures)
- Indicators that the activity is improving resilience capacities (outcome measures)
Meet with the coalition regularly to review status and answer questions including:
- What is the coalition learning from implementing the work plan?
- What appears to work and what does not?
- What are the reasons for success or the challenges?
- Does the coalition have the training it needs to continue the activities?
- If the work plan continues, what would be needed to support implementation?
- What changes should be made in the work plan now, and if so, why? What about in the future?
Staying Engaged with Partner Organizations
Check in individually with partner organizations to assess ongoing capacity and engagement. Make sure your partner and coalition organizations feel included, acknowledged and are benefiting from their role or contribution. Review tips on how to keep people engaged in our Ask the Experts Q & A.
Once workplan implementation is underway, organizations may identify difficulties in continuing the activity or have important lessons that can inform your efforts. While groups are important for shared discussion, it is also important to ask partner organizations to self-assess.
To identify possible changes or improvements, communicate with representatives of each organization in the coalition to gain their perspective. Later, meet with your coalition to discuss the feedback. The questions crafted in the Organization Self-Assessment Questionnaire will help you engage with partner organizations.