Using this Toolkit
We understand that multiple lead actors will be involved in planning, and different stages of planning will progress at different paces. The work described in each section is not to be approached sequentially; rather, the content is broken out topically. This Toolkit has been designed so that topical sections can stand alone as well as intersect between topics. Each topical section shares these common elements:
Key Planning Questions.
The primary questions need to be answered in a planning process that a plan needed to address. Some of these questions we have addressed with our planning efforts and others are pending and/or remain unanswered.
Core Elements of Planning.
The "outline" components of each section of the plan.
Tools & Samples.
Tools, worksheets and charts that may be helpful in your planning process.
As you explore and use this Toolkit, we recommend that you work as a team, assign tasks and deadlines but also allow enough time to work through the process of planning. Remember, the planning is a dynamic process and you must be ready for things to move more slowly than you might initially anticipate. As you progress, visit the site to look for updates and additions.