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
1. Are the right
participants at the table?
Those with the authority to
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
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
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will
be used to evaluate your assignment.