HCBS Training

Using the Minnesota Team Checklist to Guide Team Progress

Use the Minnesota Team Checklist to help your team focus on each step of the process during meetings. The first step on the Minnesota Team Checklist is to write your name as a provider or the name of the organization where you work, the date you are completing the tool, and the people who are present with you when you complete the checklist.

Each time you complete the Minnesota Team Checklist, you can assess your team’s progress. The checklist is scored by giving 0 points to items that are not started, 1 point for items in progress, and 2 points for each item that has been achieved. There are 36 items on the checklist.  If you score 2 points on every item on the checklist you would have 72 points or 100%. If you reach 80% on the checklist overall, you are making progress implementing person-centered practices. Your team could ask someone outside your HCBS to review your team's Minnesota Team Checklist and the work you have achieved as a way to gain an objective view of progress. Sometimes a person who is not directly working on HCBS can help the team see a problem in a different way. This module introduces the first section of the Minnesota Team Checklist:

  • Team,
  • Staff Commitment,
  • Self-Assessment,
  • Action Planning,
  • Staff Development and Performance,
  • Visibility, and
  • Evaluation.
Minnesota Team Checklist. INSTRUCTIONS: Home and Community-Based Service (HCBS) providers can use the Minnesota Team Checklist to guide progress implementing person-centered practices and positive supports. The checklist can be used on a regular basis (e.g., monthly, quarterly, annually) to monitor progress improving person-centered and positive support practices. The subsections for this checklist address important areas that need to be considered when improving services. Answer each question by selecting the number that best fits what the team has completed: Score the checklist: 0 – planning not yet started, 1 – in progress, or 2 – fully in place.