Generalization and Sustainability in Positive Behavior Support
Planning for Implementation
The Implementation Plan mentioned in Module 2 is an important process that ensures sustainable planning. The implementation plan in the visual on this page shows an example of how a team keeps track of the activities needed to complete a support plan. Information about upcoming life transitions or setting events are addressed from a planning perspective and key actions are then documented in the implementation plan.
Another important strategy that can be used for sustainability is to assess how well the team is working together. The effectiveness of teams can change over time as new people are added and others leave. Evaluating whether the team is still effective working together can help make sure the positive behavior support plan can be maintained over time.
- Schedule regular team meetings
- Recruit a staff member to facilitate the meeting
- Create an agenda that outlines what will be discussed
- Ask one team member to be a time-keeper to help the team cover all the topics listed on the agenda
- Make sure meeting minutes are recorded
- Keep a file that stores the agenda and meeting minutes
- Work together to set guiding values for each meeting
- Create clearly defined roles for people on the team
- Assign one person to ensure data are brought to the meeting
There are many resources available to teams interested in improving meeting effectiveness. Visit the Module Two Resource Page includes helpful ideas to guide effective meetings.