Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills Training
The Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills Training Workgroup will recommend the Project Development Committee approve the enclosed workplan and timeline for developing activities to be included in the various components of future leadership development and advocacy training activities as previously approved by the Council. The Committee will review its discussions with the Council.
Project Development Committee Agenda Item VII.B.
Expected Action: The Project Development Committee will possibly approve the workplan and timeline for Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills Training.
Public Policy Committee Agenda Item VI.B.
Expected Action: The Committee will review the workplan and timeline for Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills Training; no action is anticipated.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND ADVOCACY TRAINING ACTIVITIES
PROPOSED PROCESS AND TIMELINE
Purpose: To make recommendations to the Project Development Committee of a process for gathering input regarding future TCDD leadership development and advocacy training activities from various constituencies. Currently approved components include: 1) local leadership and advocacy training, 2) advanced level leadership and advocacy training, and 3) curriculum development and coordination. Prepared By: TCDD Leadership Development and Advocacy Workgroup Workgroup Members: Susan Berkley, Diana Kern, John Morris, Joe Rivas, Susan Vardell Workgroup Facilitator: Brenda Coleman-Beattie
Project Development Oversight Entity: The workgroup recommends that an eight member Workgroup comprised of four members from the Project Development Committee and four members from the Public Policy Committee serve as the entity responsible for the guidance and oversight of this workplan. A member from each committee will be selected to serve as co-chairs.
*COMMUNICATION STRATEGY (Ongoing): Mechanism for communicating the status of developing future leadership development and advocacy training activities to Council members and other interested parties. Objective 1) Workgroup will provide general update and progress on activities at Council meetings. Method Updates provided during both Project Development and Public Policy Committee meetings and/or Committee of the Whole at quarterly Council meeting. Include a description of progress and completed activities in Council Information Update. Post brief description of progress on TCDD website available to nonCouncil members and all interested parties. Timeline Quarterly
2) Communication with Council members. 3) Communication with non-Council members.
At least Monthly At least Monthly
STEP 1. ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN Review what other DD Councils have done after Partners in Policymaking. Objective 1) Identify DD Councils that have transitioned from Partners in Policymaking curriculum to other leadership and advocacy programs. 2) Develop follow-up survey of questions to ask other states related changes/ modifications, and issues related to the transition process, and key elements of leadership and advocacy training programs. Method Post e-mail inquiry to other DD Councils to identify Council’s that modified or moved away from PIP curriculum. Timeline August 2005 Responsibility TCDD Staff
Sample Questions: *What modifications/changes were made? *Describe your transition process? *What were the strengths of the transition process? *What resources were needed in the transition process? *What were lessons learned in the transition process? Other? Contact state Councils by e-mail or telephone to ask questions regarding transition process.
3) Conduct interview of other Councils legislative and advocacy programs. 4) Create inventory of other Council’s processes for developing leadership and advocacy training programs and products. 5) Compile data already collected by Texas Council.
MidSummarize results of interviews including the process used to develop September 2005 curriculum and products.
Summarize information on leadership and advocacy training previously collected by Texas Council.
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STEP 2. INPUT PROCESS AND DATA COLLECTION Comprehensive process of collecting information from multiple audiences on process, transition, and program components. Objective Methods
Data Collection Strategy
Timeline August 2005
Responsibility TCDD Staff
Audience 1) Identify specific audiences and methodology to collect Council Members information on leadership and advocacy training. PIP Graduates
Other TCDD funded leadership and advocacy training projects
Internet survey (e.g., Zoomerang or other), Mail (postcard), and/or telephone response Create survey instrument and focus 2) Identify specific questions to include on group protocol. Questions would focus on transition issues, strengths, Internet Survey, Mail weaknesses, and key elements of the Survey, and Focus training program. Groups. Final approval of questions asked in 3) Review and approve data collection process. questions in survey instrument and focus group protocols.
Other stakeholder groups involved in leadership and advocacy training activities (e.g., Texas Advocates, ARC, UCP, NAMI, ILC, etc.) Self-Advocates and family members
Internet survey (e.g., Zoomerang or other) and/or telephone response Internet survey (e.g., Zoomerang or other), Mail (postcard), and/or telephone response Survey of Project Coordinators -they could send survey to participants or send labels for mail Internet survey (e.g., Zoomerang or other), mail (postcard), and/or telephone response
September Council 2005 Workgroup
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Step 2: Input Process and Data Collection (continued)
Objective 4) Conduct focus groups: Convene small discussion groups of key stakeholders (see above) at selected locations throughout the state in order to represent cultural and geographic diversity. 5) Administer survey: Use mail and internet as method to distribute survey questions to broader audience (see list above). 6) Conduct Key Informant Interview with current PIP grantee (Family to Family). 7) Conduct Key Informant Interview with Doug Palmer 8) Summarize data collected
Methods Convene approximately 3-5 focus groups: (1-2G) PIP graduates (1-2G) Other leadership graduates (1G) Stakeholders who offer leadership and advocacy training programs.
September- TCDD Staff and Contractor October 2005
Internet: Zoomerang service or other September- TCDD Staff and Contractor October Mail: Postcard and/or make full 2005 survey available
Conduct an in-person interview with grantee administrators to discuss primary issues, concerns, key elements, and transition process. Conduct an in-person interview with Doug Palmer to discuss findings from previous evaluation. Summarize information obtained from focus groups, mailed survey, internet survey, and face-to-face interviews.
September- TCDD Staff October 2005 September- TCDD Staff October 2005 November 1, 2005 TCDD Staff
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STEP 3. Recommendations on Components and Activities Develop recommendations for Committee and Council consideration. Objective 1) Workgroup reviews data collected through environmental scan and input process. 2) Workgroup develops recommendations to present to the Project Development Committee and Public Policy Committee regarding process. 3) Workgroup presents recommendations to the full Council. Method Members review information collected from other Councils, and Texas specific information collected through focus groups, surveys, and face-to-face interviews. Members synthesize what was learned through this input process and present update and recommendations to Committees on activities to include in future Leadership and Advocacy Training projects. Timeline November 2005 Responsibility Council Workgroup
Specific recommendations reviewed; November final action taken by Council. 2005 Council Meeting
Budget TCDD Staff is in the process of obtaining bids and best estimates for the items outlined in this workplan. Budget estimates will be presented at the Committee meeting as recommended. Specific costs may be determined by: Locations targeted for focus groups (e.g, 3 or 5 groups)
Total number of stakeholders surveyed by mail
Projected costs of developing internet survey utilizing Zoomerang or other service
Note: Representative samples of target audience can be identified to minimize costs.
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