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Coalitions & Collaborations Intermediate Injury Prevention Course August 23-26, 2011 Billings, MT * Let s start with a buzz group exercise. NOTE TO INSTRUCTOR ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Coalitions


1
Coalitions Collaborations
  • Intermediate Injury Prevention Course
  • August 23-26, 2011
  • Billings, MT

2
Purpose of Collaboration Collaboration types and
approaches Steps of starting an IP coalition
Level 1 Objectives...
Coalition pitfalls and solutions Attributes of a
good facilitator Keeping coalitions
motivated Coalition evaluation
Level 2 Objectives...
3
Eight-Step Guide
Level I RECAP
  • www.preventioninstitute.org
  • Determine whether to form a coalition
  • Recruit the right people
  • Devise objectives and activities
  • Convene the coalition
  • Anticipate resources
  • Define elements of structure
  • Maintain vitality
  • Improve through evaluation

4
Eight-Step Guide
  • Step 7 Maintain Coalition Vitality
  • Address difficulties and challenges
  • Coalition Killers tombstones
  • Good facilitators
  • Recruiting and involving new members
  • Promoting renewal
  • Celebrating and sharing success

5
Buzz Group Exercise
  • Form small groups (6-8 members)
  • Read and discuss coalition scenarios in small
    group
  • Reconvene
  • Discuss what each group learned

6
Buzz Group Exercise Questions
  1. What are some of the barriers (pitfalls) of
    Coalition A?
  2. What are some of the strengths of Coalition B?
  3. Which coalition appears more effective? Why?
  4. What are strengths or barriers (pitfalls) you
    have experienced in working with coalitions?
  5. What are some ways to work with a coalition with
    these strengths? Barriers (pitfalls)?

7
Common Coalition Pitfalls
  • Ineffective/weak leadership
  • No plan of action
  • Dominance by professionals
  • Failure to engage community members
  • Confusion about goals/objectives
  • Inefficient/unproductive meetings
  • Lack of enthusiasm and commitment
  • Poor communication

8
Coalition Pitfalls
  • Poor Communication
  • Turf Issues
  • Ground Rules
  • Motivation
  • Failure To Act

9
Communication
  • Underlying reasons for poor communication
  • Personal attributes
  • Cultural differences
  • Turf Issues
  • Absence of or non-enforced ground rules
  • Importance of a good facilitator

10
What Causes a...
Conflict between organizations with common goals
interests
Mistrust
Competition
Non-cooperation
11
Solving Turf Battles
  • Make fair decisions
  • Remind participants of the big picture
  • Encourage flexibility

12
Ground Rules
Pay attention when someone is talking
Stay on task/ agenda
Dont interrupt
start end on time
respect others opinions
13
Being A Good Facilitator
  • Challenge people
  • Lead brainstorming sessions
  • Keep communication flowing
  • Be process and goal oriented
  • Discuss controversial issues thoroughly

14
Being A Good Facilitator
  • 1. What do you see as some qualities of
    successful facilitators?

15
Being A Good Facilitator
  • 1. What do you see as some qualities of
    successful facilitators?
  • Positive mental attitude
  • Strong commitment to goals
  • Ability to listen reflect
  • Neutrality
  • Awareness of what is NOT being said
  • How to get it stated
  • Good communication skills

16
Being A Good Facilitator
  • 2. When facilitating, if bad behavior by a
    coalition member(s) hinders your group process,
    what could you do?

17
Being A Good Facilitator
  • 2. When facilitating, if bad behavior by a
    coalition member(s) hinders your group process,
    what could you do?
  • Make eye contact
  • Walk by them and make eye contact,
  • Ask them specifically, What do you think?
  • Use silence
  • Give feedback during a break

18
Facilitation Exercise
You are a facilitator for a group that has a
participant that speaks out consistently without
being prompted. She has ignored your suggestion
that she use her energy and enthusiasm to
encourage the more shy participants to speak-up
more often. She is not following the guidelines
and the group is getting frustrated with her.
What do you do?
19
Resources for Facilitator Training
  • 2-day IHS Course- Group Facilitation Methods
    Focused conversations, consensus method, action
    planning.
  • Kaner, S. Lind, L., Toldi, C., Fisk, S.,
    Berger, D. (1996). Facilitators Guide to
    Participatory Decision-Making. New Society
    Publishers, Gabriola Island, British Columbia,
    Canada
  • Kaye, G. (1997). The Six Rs of Participation.
    In Minkler M. (Ed.), Community Organizing
    Community Building for Health. (pp. 372 373).
    New Brunswick, NJ Rutgers University Press.

20
Failure to Act
  • Long planning process without action
  • Long unproductive meetings
  • Involvement from potential contributors
    discouraged

21
Accomplishing Meaningful Action
  • Revisiting and clarifying goals
  • Long term and short term
  • Creating a coalition plan
  • Action plan with clear objectives and actions
  • timelines
  • Agreeing upon small, feasible actions
  • Advanced planning
  • Follow-up

22
Motivation
  • Ideas to Keep Groups Motivated
  • Recruiting and involving new members
  • Promoting renewal
  • Training
  • New, exciting issues
  • Celebrating and sharing success
  • Reward members

23
Coalition Pitfalls
  • Poor Communication
  • Turf Issues
  • Ground Rules
  • Motivation
  • Failure To Act

24
Eight-Step Guide
  • Step 8 Improvements through Evaluation

25
Why Evaluate your Coalition?
  • Coalition members and community members may ask
  • Is the coalition doing anything ?
  • How much has been accomplished ?
  • Is the coalition making a difference ?

26
Coalition Evaluation
  • Quality (training, continuity,involvement)
  • Comprehensiveness
  • Access and Equity
  • Cost-effectiveness

27
Coalitions and CollaborationsSummary
  • Pitfalls
  • Good facilitation
  • Evaluation

28
Questions?
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