Pd Community Partnerships C6


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Pd Community Partnerships C6

  1. 1. Partnerships An Essential Component
  2. 2. A Definition? <ul><li>A relationship where two or more parties having compatible goals form an agreement to share the work and knowledge , share the risk, share the accountability, and share the results or proceeds. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Partnerships? <ul><li>Excellent channel of networking and promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Resource of attracting additional assets </li></ul><ul><li>Potential source of further funding </li></ul><ul><li>Impending method of developing new promotional strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Complement for program service delivery </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility in the concept of eligibility criteria </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feasible method of recruitment </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Why a Partnership and Not Something Else? <ul><ul><li>Sparked by a catalyst (opportunity, need, client request), the partnership is: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More then a sum of people working together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective and practical approach to solving problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empowering for people and systems to change for the better </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involves collective work for better solutions </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Most Significant Reason for Partnering <ul><li>To serve the client </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a full suit of services </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy toward decision makers (funders) </li></ul><ul><li>Balance of services </li></ul>
  6. 6. Factors for Success <ul><li>Power- individual and collective power based on strengths, wisdom, and ability </li></ul><ul><li>History- </li></ul><ul><li>Resources- time, expertise and funds are not automatically included </li></ul><ul><li>Competition </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Perceptions-clear communication and inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Onward to skill development </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Advantages of Working in Partnership <ul><ul><li>Power of joint investment of resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative solutions emerged from differing perspectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to information and people sources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Effective and practical support </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability (single entity with joint responsibilities) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Types of Partnership <ul><li>Consultative/Advisory ( receive public input around changes; gather information for future policies (LIP founding) </li></ul><ul><li>Contributory ( to benefit of work from the community) </li></ul><ul><li>Operational (the partners retain control but the others can influence decision making) </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative ( share resources, risk, and decision making; most common for community) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Developing Effective Partnerships <ul><li>Each partnership is unique </li></ul><ul><li>All resemble a basic formula that includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowing what we want to do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deciding who will do it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making a plan to do it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluating as we all go along </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. 1. Vision Ten Stepping Stones to Effective Partnering <ul><li>A common picture for the future </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Involve as many people as possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be as inclusive as possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is no right or wrong in visioning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a variety of methods to capture people’s thoughts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combine the ideas in one clear picture and find a way to describe it in one or two lines </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. 2. Goals Ten Stepping Stones to Effective Partnering <ul><li>Clear and easy defined to understand statement of outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Measurable accomplishments that can be evaluated </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find a common definition of the issues, problems, opportunities and outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t have to many goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measurable and realistic given time and resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss what means successful </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. 3. Membership Ten Stepping Stones to Effective Partnering <ul><li>A cross section of people including stakeholders that need to work together, think and plan together, and share the outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Should include clients and/or former clients </li></ul><ul><li>The key factor for success is group interaction </li></ul>
  13. 13. 4. Commitment Ten Stepping Stones to Effective Partnering <ul><li>Reaching an agreement to work jointly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formalizes the participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affirms that everyone is ready to move ahead with the goals as outlined </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write down the agreement; it represents the basis for a formal partnership </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. 5. Action Plan Ten Stepping Stones to Effective Partnering <ul><li>Identify the detailed steps that are needed to reach the goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess the current situation (S.W.O.T. Analysis) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strengths </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Weaknesses </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Treats </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Break down the goals in manageable pieces </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. 6. Roles and Responsibilities Ten Stepping Stones to Effective Partnering <ul><li>The structure and the process-who will do what and the overall operation of the partnership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set the ground rules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish group norms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share decision-making, responsibilities and resources </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. 7. Communication Ten Stepping Stones to Effective Partnering <ul><li>Information sharing for the group, general public, and special interest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Within the group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From partnership group to community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From community to partnership </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Should be clear, concise, timely, and relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Assign representatives for outside messaging </li></ul>
  17. 17. Communication continuous <ul><li>Strategic communication requires: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Day-to-day information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview information for others (brochure, handouts) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific information for media of funding resources (media release) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very focused information for support and lobbying purposes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information for the public and community at large </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. 8. Resources Ten Stepping Stones to Effective Partnering <ul><li>They take different shapes and meanings </li></ul><ul><li>Build a plan to include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t assume that the other partner will bring them, write it down in the agreement! </li></ul>
  19. 19. 9. Evaluation Ten Stepping Stones to Effective Partnering <ul><li>Measuring progress of success involves: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build evaluation criteria right into the goal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measure and modify as you go along </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include measures for partnership progress along with outcome measurement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stop to solve the identified problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Use customized outcome measurements </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. 10. Revision and Closure Ten Stepping Stones to Effective Partnering <ul><li>Re-adjustments, fine tuning, assessing and making changes; closure of the partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Review the partnership impact </li></ul><ul><li>The need for a marked end is essential to create a sense of satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>Capture the history of the partnership </li></ul>
  21. 21. Skills Needed for Partnering <ul><li>Partnership Management </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiation Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Planning Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Time Management </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Management </li></ul><ul><li>Stress Management </li></ul>
  22. 22. Hands on Partnerships <ul><li>WRIEN </li></ul>
  23. 23. Meaningful Partnerships <ul><li>Public Health </li></ul><ul><li>Employers </li></ul><ul><li>Other SPOs for System change purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Local Government </li></ul>
  24. 24. Terminate the Partnership <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul>
  25. 25. Dealing with Difficult Partners