What happens during
Pre-planning includes all the steps you take to get ready for the planning process. This includes tasks like:
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.
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.
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
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.
This fact sheet discusses an easy-to-use monitoring tool called a TOWS Analysis, designed to help your community create plans that address the unique strengths and challenges identified in your SWOT Analysis.