Pre-Planning

What happens during

Pre-Planning?

Pre-planning includes all the steps you take to get ready for the planning process. This includes tasks like:

  • finding funding,

  • getting the community excited,

  • making a budget,

  • building a team, and

  • creating a work plan.

 

This phase is meant to be a time to organize and prepare before the major work begins. When you, your planning team, and your community devote time to getting ready, it helps the rest of the planning process run smoothly.

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GETTING EXCITED ABOUT PLANNING

This fact sheet provides information about how community planning can be a valuable tool for Indigenous communities seeking to plan for their future and work toward greater self-sufficiency.

CREATING A
WORK PLAN

This fact sheet describes how to make a work plan to organize and manage your community planning process.

CREATING A COMMUNITY PROFILE

This fact sheet describes what community profiles are, why they are useful, and how to create them.

COMMUNICATING IDEAS USING VISUAL AIDS

Effective communication can mean the difference between a good idea and a failed plan. The information needs to have a long-lasting impact on its audience. Studies have demonstrated the power of the human brain to interpret visual information faster than listening or reading. Visual aids are an important tool for helping people grasp information quickly and effectively.1

ESTABLISHING A PLANNING TEAM

This fact sheet outlines what the planning team is, who the members of the team are, when they operate, and why they are important.

MAPPING COMMUNITY ASSETS

This is fact sheet discusses how Indigenous communities can use asset mapping in their planning process. Asset mapping can help communities understand how they can identify, preserve, and best understand their assets.

USING A COMMUNITY PROFILE

This fact sheet provides information about using a community profile. It will introduce the what, why, how, who and when of this planning activity, as well as provide several additional resources making use of a community profile.

CONDUCTING A SWOT ANALYSIS

This fact sheet explains the importance of monitoring the successes and challenges of your community in achieving their goals. This fact sheet will provide tools your community can use in assessing the effectiveness of your plans. 

WORKING WITH A PROFESSIONAL PLANNER

This fact sheet outlines what a professional planner is, what skills they can potentially offer, and the potential roles they can take on in a First Nation Community’s planning process. The fact sheet talks about some of the benefits to working with a planner, how to find one, and the professional and ethical standards planners follow.

BUILDING A COMMUNITY ATLAS

This fact sheet explains what a community atlases are, how they are used, and why they are helpful in for an Indigenous community planning process.

CONDUCTING ARCHIVAL RESEARCH

This fact sheet explains what archival research is, how to do archival research, when you should do it, and why it is important to the plan.