Building and sustaining coalitions: First contact outline
- To develop an understanding of the effective coalition functioning.
- To examine coalition processes and practice skills in finding common ground.
- To develop a bank of coalition building suggestions and strategies that can be applied to local association and community activism.
A. Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Overview
B. Finding Common Ground Exercise #1
II. Coalition Building Basics
A. Coalition Defined/Types of Coalitions
B. Value of Coalitions
C. Guiding Principles
D. Using a Social Barometer
III. Working in a Coalition
A. Shared Experiences
B. Getting Started
C. Tips for Successful Coalitions
D. Pitfalls to Avoid
IV. Coalitions Processes
A. “Where do You Stand” Exercise
B. Decision-Making in Coalitions
C. Equalizing Access and Participation
A. Finding Common Ground Exercise #2