Project Description

Take a tour through each stage of leading collaborative transition teams:


Leadership Problems & Solutions:

How do we encourage all key agencies and organizations to join the team?

South Carolina Team Suggested Solutions- Assign experienced team member to mentor new team members and introduce them to team history and accomplishments., Learn More

How do we engage families?

South Carolina Team Suggested Solutions- Meet families “where they are” instead of imposing professional expectations; Ask them how they would like to be engaged and provide them support to take on these roles., Learn More

How do we engage the business community?

South Carolina Team Suggested Solutions- Hold employer appreciate luncheon with student/employment spotlights; Employers developed videos and posted them on Facebook pages highlighting employees; Team members attend after-hours business socials sponsored by local chamber of commerce for networking; District formed business/education collaborative offering assistance to all students and educators., Learn More

How do we set meeting agendas?

South Carolina Team Suggested Solutions- Educators (co-chairs) meet 15 minutes prior to meeting to confirm agenda for entire team; Set agenda and email to everyone 1-2 weeks prior to meetings, Learn More

How do we monitor and evaluate our progress on goals?

South Carolina Team Suggested Solutions- Use committees to work on specific goals and allocate time during full team meetings for committees to meet and work., Learn More

How do we let our community know about our activities and successes?

South Carolina Team Suggested Solutions- Employer-developed videos posted on social media (Employer’s and school’s Facebook pages); High school media students develop PSAs and videos for family, student, employer outreach and for personal training., Learn More

How do we make decisions?

South Carolina Team Suggested Solutions- Take time to reach consensus – ask questions to make sure everyone is on board; Private voting on sensitive topics., Learn More

How do we keep individual members engaged with the team over time?

“Evidence-Based Practice” Solutions- Written membership list, Attend to team size - 5-10 members, Review of meeting dates, times, and locations, Annual meeting schedule, Judicious use of virtual meetings, Attendance policies, Telephone follow-up with non-attendees, Role assignments for everyone, Agency sharing and updates to open every meeting, Acknowledgement of contributions, Use of subcommittees and advisory groups, Annual review of goals and activities, Learn More

How do we engage self-advocates?

“Evidence-Based Practice” Solutions- Team training, Advisory groups, Telephone and written surveys, Family forums, Case studies of select students, Defined roles and assignments., Learn More

How do we identify and nurture team leaders?

“Evidence-Based Practice” Solutions- Identify co -chairs and defined roles, 1 year terms, Support attendance at leadership events, Acknowledge contributions., Learn More

How do we set goals?

“Evidence-Based Practice” Solutions- Annual retreat, Post “North Star” or vision for visual reminders, Visual chart paper planning , Review of previous goals and updates as appropriate, Balance with PATH vision, Consensus to develop, Voting to prioritize - set 2-4 goals., Learn More

How do we structure our team to address goals?

“Evidence-Based Practice” Solutions- Defined membership and roles, Advisory groups, Subcommittees, Meeting time to work as subcommittees, Subcommittee reports to team leaders, Subcommittee reports during action plan review,, Learn More

How do we manage disagreement and conflict?

“Evidence-Based Practice” Solutions- Establish ground rules, Active listening, “Testing for understanding”, Acknowledge differences, Rely on “evidence-based” transition practices, Remove and replace members., Learn More
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