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To plan effectively, it is important that the leadership team participants work collectively to obtain a solid and objective understanding of the existing situation from a systemic or more holistic perspective.
Sometimes this means a scan that focuses at a relatively high level needs to be implemented in order to better understand the system, to take its 'pulse', and to zero in on priorities.
Typically this isn't an in-depth assessment but rather more of a review or scan of existing plans, ideas and research, conversations and interviews with key informants, and other forms of information.
Unlike many who will want to drill down to the details, this stage of the planning will appeal more to those who are 'big picture thinkers' who intuitively examine the system without finding it to be intimidating.
Here below are all the tools associated with Step Three:
- Are We Ready for Change and Growth?
- Brainstorming Parts Of The Whole
- Community Capacity Inventory
- Community Orientation Backgrounder Template
- Community Report Card
- Community Scan
- Demographics Of Your Community
- Developing And Using Appropriate Questions
- Focus Groups
- Group Inventory Template
- Impact Gaps Canvas
- Information Hot Lines
- Nominal Group Technique
- Participatory Video
- Problem Tree
- Reversed Brainstorming
- Six Hats Of Thinking
- Strategic Questioning
- Study Circles
- The 'Addie' Game
- The Iceberg Model
- The Wave
- Time Lines
- Trend Line