Coaching Coalitions to Better Capacity. What is a Coalition. co a li tion ( k ō´ə lish ´ ən ) v. “An organization of individuals representing diverse organizations, factions, or constituencies who work together in order to achieve a common goal.” Feighery and Rogers (1990). 1.2.
co alition (kō´əlish´ən) v. “An organization of individuals representing diverse organizations, factions, or constituencies who work together in order to achieve a common goal.” Feighery and Rogers (1990) 1.2
co alition(continued) “An organization of diverse interest groups that combine their human and material resources to effect a specific change the members are unable to bring about independently . . .” Brown (1984) And “. . . enhance each others ability to share risks and responsibilities” as well as resources and rewards. Himmelman (2001) 1.2.1
Coalition • individuals representing diverse organizations • working together in order to achieve a common goal they couldn’t achieve on their own • By combine their human and material resources • And sharing risks and responsibilities, resources and rewards.
Key Ingredients to Effective Coalitions • Implementation of Essential Processes • Community Involvement
Study of Framework for Community Coalitions • 2012 Study; Collaboration of CADCA, Michigan State University and University of Miami • Study showed: • Out of 365 coalitions surveyed • Developed or revised planning products in last 12 months: 47% • Used planning products in the last 12 months: 65% • Use of essential processes: 38%
KU Dissertation • 2011 Study and Dissertation by Nicole C. Keene Woods for University of Kansas • Study worked with eight coalitions in Midwest • Provided training on essential processes from Community toolbox • Followed with over the phone coaching and development of action plans • Studied number of community changes
Coach / Consultant • an individual that provides experience and expertise about an issue or process to further its development or goals. • An Individual that provides: • Knowledge relating to an issue • Knowledge of a process • Expertise in specific areas • Objectivity • Affirmation and support KU Community Toolbox http://ctb.dept.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/structure/training-and-technical-assistance/serve-as-consultant/main
Community Involvement • Participation is important!
Providing the right opportunities 16 Core Competencies at KU Community Toolbox
Providing Skills • Do coalition members gain from coalition involvement? • Does the coalition offer training and experience for members specific expertise?
Six R’s of Participation • Recognition • Want to be known for our contribution • Respect • Gain respect lacking elsewhere • Role • Want to be needed for unique contributions • Relationship • Organizations are networks of relationships • Reward • Rewards outweigh costs – do I gain from my membership • Results • Nothing works like results From: Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health
Ideas for Six R’s of Participation • Recognition • Awards, dinners, public recognition • Respect • Schedule some meetings outside of normal work hours (offer dinner and childcare), translate materials for members • Role • Members may feel like “tokens”. Create roles with substance From: Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health
Ideas for Six R’s of Participation • Relationship • Opportunities to network with other institution leaders • Reward • Schedule social time and interaction into agenda so families can participate • Make sure there is a long term way to resources and information • Results • Build in visible short term goals From: Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health
Attracting New Members • Solid mission and vision • Give potential members a good understanding of what your group is trying to do • Use assessment data to recruit • Recruit for roles • Who are you missing by sector and by function • Recruit specific people with those gaps in mind • Welcome packet • Help potential members understand the organization and goals of organization
Keeping Members • Do all members have a role? • Are meeting effective and productive? • Are there short and mid term goals? • Is the group progressing toward them? • Are members personally gaining anything from their involvement.
Resources • KU Community Toolbox • http://ctb.ku.edu/ • Coalitions Work • http://coalitionswork.com/ • Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health • Frances Dunn Butterfoss • Google