Planning, though very useful, isn’t something people tend to get excited about. But without a plan, it can be more challenging to develop and implement an effective Indigenous Guardian program.
A strong vision, clear strategic priorities and an operational plan can help to ensure that your program:
- Stays on track
- Is well supported
- Gets funding
- Makes the best use of resources
- Has a meaningful impact
Good planning starts with a vision for your Indigenous Guardian program. It provides guidance as you set your strategic priorities. Then, an operational plan lays out what you are going to do and how you’re going to do it. Good planning also needs to involve the right mix of people. Engaging others in the planning of your Indigenous Guardian program can help to:
- Build a shared sense of ownership and support.
- Bring in knowledge to strengthen and shape your program.
- Ensure that the program is well designed and executed.
There are many different approaches to planning and each community may use a different method.
Explore this section to learn:
- How to build a vision – what do you want to achieve?
- How to set strategic priorities – what should you focus on?
- How to create an operational plan – how do you do the work?
- How to evaluate the program – how are you doing?