Concept: Getting things done: who does it and when, and how we will recognize progress.
Questions to ask yourself:
- What will be my role in this process? Does that match community expectations?
- How do I shift my role as a leader or organizer from myself to the community? Is the community ready to take on more responsibility?
- What do I expect from the community and core team members?
- As we re-visit the plan, is the current timeline realistic for completion?
- What additional partners need to be involved?
- Are we documenting short, medium and long-term impacts?
- Does this still appear to be sustainable from a social, economic and environmental perspective?
- Does Extension have additional assets that can contribute to this project?
- Is the community’s plan/program SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely)?
- Has the community identified who will carry the torch for implementation and follow-through after I leave?
Questions to ask the community:
- Are you activating all of your assets as we implement this project?
- How are you documenting your plan of action?
- Who takes responsibility? Who is going to wake up every day thinking about this?
- What are measurable steps, and timelines for each? How are we recognizing achievements?
- Do people need education and/or training to execute their responsibilities?
- What is the community backup plan for when people leave the community/leave the project?
- What is the community succession plan for when Extension leaves?
Check-out questions to make sure you are in sync with community expectations:
- Shared expectations?
- New stakeholders?
- New assets external/internal?