Principles ensure that our work is focused on systemic change, or change that involves new ways of applying resources to underlying causes. Systemic change happens when an outcome or goal has been attained; the result is either that the cause of the problem is eliminated, or programs, policies, funding streams and/or services are permanently altered to reduce the impact of the problem on a long-term basis. The Principle tool is critical to develop a working culture among many stakeholder groups.
We offer 3.5 days per quarter of onsite assistance where our staff helps the community structure workforce teams and committees (with 12-20 select stakeholders on each team), develop principles, offer facilitation and coaching (based on national coaching standards), technical training on our technology portal, and any other areas the community needs assistance. We also offer over-the-phone assistance.
We have the capacity to assist in the development of six communities per year for the foreseeable future.