___You can determine what people and sectors of the community should be involved in finding solutions
___You have convened a planning group in your community to design the action plan
Invite these people to help prepare an action plan:
___Influential people from all groups affected
___People directly involved in the problem or issue
___Members of grassroots organizations
___Members of ethnic and cultural groups of the community
___Different sectors of the community: media/business community/religious groups/schools/youth organizations/social service organizations/health organizations
Be sure you are able to:
___Review vision, mission, objectives, strategies, targets and agents of change, community sectors to be involved
___Develop action plan with steps for all changes to be sought
___Review action plan: Is it complete, clear, current?
___Keep members informed about progress
___Keep track of what (and how well) you've done
Tips for successful planning meetings:
___Create a safe, comfortable environment
___Prepare for possible conflict
___Record what happens
___Communicate the products of planning (distribute the plan after review by the group)
___Support and encourage group members
For each action or change to be accomplished, list:
___What action or change will occur?
___Who will carry it out?
___By when (for how long)?
___What resources are needed?
___Communication: who should know what?
Does the action plan meet the criteria?
To finish up:
___Review your completed action plan carefully
___Keep everyone informed about what's going on
___Keep track of what (and how well) we've done
Keep members accountable:
___Regular phone call check-ins
___Reports on progress at meetings