Everything starts and flows from this recommendation. FDC partners must have a shared mission and vision to define their joint work. Agreement on values and common principles is an essential foundation for collaborative relationships. No team member should be expected to relinquish his or her individual values, but a shared set of values that identifies common ground and incorporates the views of the entire team is necessary for all team members to work together effectively.
Below are some resources and technical assistance tools to help you create a shared mission and vision. We included some resources about judicial leadership, which is highlighted amongst the effective strategies (page 9). Also remember to review the Facilitators Guide (Appendix B) in the publication, which a section on techniques for guiding a Kick-Off Meeting and development of a mission statement.
Finally, you are invited to start or join a discussion on our new FDC Forum.
Learning Academy Webinar Presentations:
To view our webinar presentation on Mission and Values (June 2011), please click here.
To view our webinar presentation on Collaborative Practice Principles (July 2011), please click here.
To download the presentation on Judicial Leadership and Ethical Considerations (May 2012 – webinar recording not available), please click here.
To view our webinar presentation on Judicial Leadership and Succession Planning (August 2013), click here.
The process of developing a shared mission and vision leads to the discussion of practice and policy issues. One of the first issues that a newly formed FDC team must address is whether to implement an integrated or parallel model.
Here’s the webinar recording for “FDC Models – Parallels vs. Integrated” in October 2012.
You can download the materials from this webinar by clicking here.
No decision made by the FDC is more important that its determination of the scale and scope of its operations and the populations it will serve. Here’s the webinar recording for “So Who Are You Really Serving – Serving Special Populations in the FDC from August 2013.
To download the materials from this webinar, click here.
Collaborative Capacity Instrument. Children and Family Futures, Inc.
Please email us if you are interested in administering these tools in your jurisdiction.
Visit our blog post on judicial leadership by clicking here.
Tomorrow – Day #2 – Develop Interagency Partnerships