Presentation on theme: "Community Collaboration. Collaboration Leader Ability to guide the group towards the collaborations goals while seeking to include and explore all points."— Presentation transcript:
Collaboration Leader Ability to guide the group towards the collaborations goals while seeking to include and explore all points of view Comfort with consensus building, and small group process Respect in the community and knowledge about the issues the collaboration will address Skill in negotiating turf issues Belief in process of collaboration
Collaboration Leader cont. Knowledge about the community and organizations in the community Skill and persuasiveness in oral and written communication Time to commit to leadership
Collaboration Shared Vision Skilled Leadership Process Orientation Diversity Member Driven Agenda Multiple Sectors Accountability
Collaboration cont. This is a style of work that builds a sense of community with stakeholders as participating members The process includes a shared vision, mission, operating procedures, protocols and strategies Identify stakeholder roles and responsibilities including communications system. Strive to gain a sense of “common ground”.
Collaboration cont. A collaborative will decide what they will provide, who needs to be “at the table” the structure, focus and resources available This entity will take on a life of it’s own and will accomplish the vision, mission and project within a timeline and budget
Community Mobilization Identify Issue Community Collaboration: Identify Coordination and Collaboration of human and financial resources Community Action: Identify plan, project, team, workplan, timeline and budget. Task team into “ground operations”.
Components of Collaboration Agency level involvement Practice level involvement Program/Project level involvement Coordination/Collaboration and Integration
Supportive Environment Culturally/linguistically appropriate Engaging High standards/expectations Appropriate educational material Opportunities to learn (realistic) Support for education/participation
Characteristics of Effectiveness Problem solve openly Broad agreement on values (common ground) High expectations Respect Interdependence Leadership is dispersed Continuous learning and opportunities
Characteristics of Community Collaboration Shared ownership and accountability Member driven Strategic Data driven Culturally competent Built capacity, sustainability Combined goals Supportive infrastructure Problem solving approach
Community Collaboration cont. Clear, consistent guidelines/expectations Realistic integration, including shared power, money, resources etc. Memorandum of Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding documents drafted when appropriate.
Characteristics of State Level Collaborations Active role of member Sustained over time Strategic and data driven Individual and collective accountability Institutionalized through policy, leadership management, protocols, procedures, practices, monitoring and evaluation
Effective Collaboration Talking the talk Walking the talk Walking the walk
Happy Collaborating! It is a rewarding process for getting things done the old fashioned way, with good hearted people and a lot of “elbow grease” and hard work. Thought: Be the change you want to see in the world. - Gandhi
Intergovernmental Affairs Competency (local, state, federal) Cultural Competency Knowledge of the basic governance structure of tribes Inclusion and recognition of ancestral, sacred rights Understanding of sovereignty Meaningful and informative consultation resulting in relevant agreements which reflect tribal interests Included in funding as consultants and experts in their own ancestral regions First and best stewards of land