An all too common occurrence is for brilliantly developed plans to be announced with much public fanfare, photo-ops, and gushing promises followed by the plan slipping silently into a black hole of oblivion.
Part of your Communications Strategy must include informing stakeholders, participants and the public that the sustainable community planning process involves an Action Plan; the Action Plan will be Monitored and Evaluated; progress will be publicly posted at regular intervals.
The schematic outlines the elements that, at a minimum, should be included in your plan.
For each project identify the following:
TIP- The organization GOALQPC at http://www.goalqpc.com/ publishes a superb set of inexpensive tools/pocket guides for planners, facilitators, trainers and project managers under the title, MemoryJoggers.
Some planning groups have ordered a copy for members (NB the price goes down with quantity).
Above is a Sample Work Sheet that can assist planners with a step by step guide to the MAP-Analyze and Action Plan process. After doing the work related to producing a Project Plan-Step 4, (Columns 1-6), practitioners need to develop the related Action Plans.