The videos outline how housing providers can organize a Rapid Re-Housing Learning Collaborative with other organizations in their communities in order to implement changes that will improve their housing efforts.
The video series discusses the first meeting of a Learning Collaborative, including an overview of rapid re-housing and updating your policies, procedures, job descriptions, and assessment tools.
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There are two main roles involved, a facilitator and coordinator. Depending on how many Learning Collaboratives and how many organizations participate in each one, you may need more than one person for each of these roles.
Facilitation: It is very important that the facilitator have a deep knowledge and experience with best practices for rapid re-housing programs, as well as experience with meeting facilitation and adult learning. While peer learning is an important part of the Learning Collaborative, participants greatly benefit from having an expert to call upon and troubleshoot issues during the change process. The main duties of the facilitator include leading the two in-person meetings, leading the monthly conference calls during the “action period,” and being generally available to advise participants.
Coordination and Support. The most time-consuming administrative portion of the Learning Collaborative is the monthly data collection for approximately six months, increasing to weekly during the 100 Day Challenge. Some additional support tasks to keep in mind are meeting planning activities for the two in-person meetings, and coordinating and scheduling the monthly conference calls and any webinars or site visits during the “action period” phase.