Sustainable change depends on having people with the problem internalize the change.Heifetz and Linsky, 2002
The IDEA Partners know the value of this statement. In years of bringing people together , we have focused on both the technical and the human side of change. The work of many researchers have guided us, especially the common sense approach of Heifetz and Lipsky. You will find their influence throughout our site. Visit the People to People Collection to learn more about the human side of change and learn how we have operationalized it in our Blueprint: The Partnership Way (coming June 2013)
In the meantime, check out these tools from the Blueprint to help you think about who needs to be involved in working on your problems of practice.
The Partnership Way
Four Habits make up the Partnership Way of interacting:
Leading by convening
help people to ‘lead in place’, regardless of role or position
Coalescing around issues
bring people together around shared concerns and problems of practice
Ensuring relevant participation
getting the ‘right’ mix of stakeholders needed to solve problems
Doing work together
focus on the work and the relationship
Few collaborations start out as a deep effort. Depth develops over time and with intention! In the Partnership Way, we describe four levels of deepening work:
- intentionally sharing information with a variety of potential stakeholders
- seeking multiple perspectives on a shared issue
- doing work together on a shared issue
- building the ‘habit’ of collaboration
Two IDEA Partners, Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) assumed the lead for the development for the Blueprint.
The Partnership Way was developed through the work of a cross-stakeholder group and an extended group of reviewers across the nation. Their work was further reviewed by over 100 stakeholders at the full Partnership meeting in January 2013.
The final materials for the Blueprint are expected to be ready in June 2013.
In the meantime learn about The Partnership Way: