Beyond Week One

In the days and weeks following our initial meetings, it will be important to continue to build our relationship with the co-researchers as well as our sponsors and the community as a whole. Through the methods of Shared Action Learning, we will continuously connect with all involved stakeholders to gain insight into communication issues, plan potential solutions with the co-researchers, take action in implementing these strategies, observe the effects of our presence and efforts within the community and report our findings and progress as we encourage the co-researchers to do the same. We plan to achieve these goals by learning from and alongside the co-researchers, using visual media strategies to help communicate ideas and information, drafting maps of communication networks to help better everyone’s understanding of communication flow and establish a more formal definition of the responsibilities of the co-researchers to make them more confident and effective in their leadership role.