Indigenous Resiliency: Indigenous Ways of Knowing for Thriving Prevention Programs Workshop Series
In this four-part monthly workshop series, we will explore how to build resilience into everyday thinking and actions so that important activities will thrive even after the funding has diminished.
We approach resiliency from a broad perspective, a perspective that recognizes the importance of determining what actions are important to maintain to help the communities thrive and identifying strategic actions. Our framework includes four essential pillars: Internal Support, Resource Development, Partnership Development, and Marketing and Outreach. A strong, evidence-based program is the foundation for these pillars.
Wednesday, Jan. 26
WORKSHOP 1: BUILDING YOUR CASE FOR SUPPORT
Effective plans and actions are built upon the ability to define, discuss, and present the case for why the work is important and should be supported. Participants will:
- Articulate and assess their daily actions to identify the scope and purpose of the work and how that relates to the community.
- Identify the need for appropriate data, i.e. tribal need, metrics important to community, impact of activities and actions.
- Develop and practice an “elevator speech” describing their work and project.
Wednesday, Feb. 23
WORKSHOP 2: IDENTIFYING AND ENHANCING INTERNAL SUPPORT
In this workshop, we will focus on the organization within which you work. Support here is essential to resilient sustainability and success. Is there support from individuals and groups within the organization? Participants will:
- Assess internal support with the following considerations:
- Who currently sees the value of our project?
- Who needs us and doesn’t know it?
- Are we receiving the maximum support available?
- Identify issues blocking support
- Develop strategies for addressing those issues
Wednesday, March 23
WORKSHOP 3: MARKETING AND OUTREACH
Marketing and Outreach are essential ingredients of a resilient, sustainable project. In this workshop, we will assess current activities and develop strategies for refining and expanding. Participants will:
- Understand the importance of targeting the message to the intended audience.
- Review current activities in this area, i.e. what types of outreach are you utilizing both externally and internally?
- Assess the impact and identify the gaps.
- Identify actions that can be taken within the next few months.
(Note: We will ask participants to submit their materials prior to the event, so that we can review, comment, and use as examples.)
Wednesday, April 27
WORKSHOP 4: PARTNERSHIPS AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
No one can do this important work along. We all need partners, we need resources, we need the energy and support that only partners can bring. In this workshop, we will identify the variety of resources available, current partnerships, elements for developing and maintaining partnerships. Participants will:
- Identify current internal and external partnerships including resources provided.
- Identify areas in which partnering with another would be useful.
- Develop a plan for supporting current partners and developing new ones.