Mastery means Moving Beyond Frameworks
Over the last 25 years, I have endeavored to apply the latest, most effective research tools, practices and resources to communities working to create positive change. I have looked closely at (and worked with) a seemingly inexhaustible list of organizational and community change models and frameworks. In recent decades our country has made significant investments in creating the capability for community leaders and stakeholders to think and work scientifically. Systems Theory, critical thinking, learning organizations, solution-focused practice, skills of inquiry, the Strategic Prevention Framework, Communities that Care, the Social Development Strategy, the Social Ecological Model, Collective Impact, SBIRT, place-based organizing and prevention, Diffusion of Innovation, Health in All Policies, Determinants of Health, But Why? And But Why Here? Just to name a few…
Unfortunately, during our current time of volatile transition, evolving challenges, and devastating national epidemics, models and frameworks are not enough to achieve desired population outcomes. There are effective communities, coalitions and change agents. Yet despite having access to all of the tools, knowledge and innovative models, far too many communities and leaders are feeling frustrated, inadequate, underappreciated and under-resourced.
CHC has focused on these questions:
- When exposed to the same tools, training and support, why is there such disparity between high-performing leaders, organizations and coalitions, and low performers?
- What are the unseen routines and thinking patterns that lie behind the most effective and successful leaders and coalitions?
- How can other coalitions and leaders develop similar routines, thinking and capacity?
In other words, how can coalitions move beyond merely learning frameworks toward mastery of their craft?
The result was CHC’s L.E.A.D. Training and Coaching System. Crafted from decades of working with and learning from communities and leaders, in every state and territory, representing every culture and context, about what works, what does not, and how do they improve in a documentable manner, the L.E.A.D. Training and Coaching System emphasizes four key phases:
- Learn – Clearly and specifically defining what does the leader, organization, and coalition need to know, be able to do, and produce in order to effect the desired change in thinking, behavior and results.
- Educate – According to the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science learners retain 90 percent of what they learn when they both teach and use it immediately. During this phase CHC will provide structured support and resources encouraging the leader and coalition to engage and empower their broader constituency in the crucial learning required for the desired changes.
- Activate – Identifying leverage points of action that will lead to demonstrable changes in the shortest time frame.
- Deliberate – This phase employs CHC Subject Matter Innovators (SMI’s) to lead coalitions, organizations and leaders through a scientifically proven method of skill building improvement toward mastery called, Deliberate Practice.
CHC’s L.E.A.D. Training and Coaching System helps leaders, organizations and coalitions find ways of creating and building essential skills of improving, adapting and innovating while traversing and navigating the oftentimes dark and uncharted paths toward positive community/population behavioral change in these times of urgency.