Module 5

Connecting to collaborations

& Communities Learner

2 practise assignment

Exercise 1 – Identify stakeholders

Partnership development is very important. Multiple organisations and partners should be involved in the process and feel ownership for the partnership to succeed. Having stakeholders from various backgrounds can help with problem solving, but also enhance networking and making new connections. However, there is something else you need to do first before identifying the stakeholders; identify your own position.

  • What kind of organisation are you?
  • What influence do you have?
  • What can you bring to the partnership?

When you have figured out your own position, you can decide what kind of stakeholders you need. The tool to be used for identifying your stakeholders is Stakeholder Mapping (see next page).

Templates for analysing and mapping stakeholders

StakeholderContributionLegitimacyWillingness to EngageInfluenceNecessity of Involvement

Stakeholders Mapping template

Approach Identify stakeholders Measure stakeholders expectationsIdentify needsIdentify gapsDevelop plan for engagement Monitor and measure
Key Planning Questions Who are the key individuals stakeholders?What are their current expectation?What specific should we need to address to make the programme a sussec?Where are the gaps between the desired (to be) and the current (As is) state?What activities can we undertake to close these gaps?How do we know when they are at the desider point to be?   How do we keep them informed?
Key planning ConsiderationDecide who has influence over or is impacted by the outcome of the project     Stakeholders will be both internal and external to the organisation      Understand how things done today and whatch their behavioursConsider the importance that each stakeholder has to the succes of the project     Different stakeholders will have different desired levels of expectations Consider what the activities are required to build the to be state     Try to use current forums where possible (e.g. update meetings etc.)  Track the activities that are being undertaken         Monitor the stakeholder levels as a result of activities

Exercise 2- Write your Action plan

Template for an action plan

Action plan     
Action stepPerson(s) responsibleDate to be completedResources requiredPotential barriers or resistanceCollaborators