Online Network Platform (ONP)
Online Network Platform - Step 3.
Designing the Project Collaboration Template
The stakeholder and organization information provided in Survey #1 and #2 will be used by collaborators as they initiate, design, and implement their projects, programs, policies, etc.
The Project Collaboration Template will be very similar to other collaboration software with the addition of the ability to design the governance process (actors and styles) of the project.
For example, a project may include Resource Inventory, Priority Development, Outreach, Training and Education, Data Collection, Monitoring and Incentives programs components. Not shown below, but each could also have tasks and subtasks. Drop-down menus based on a project description and the stakeholder information in Steps #1 and #2 will allow collaborations to design the governance process that best meets their needs. This process becomes the collaborative governance framework.
Community actors and governance style, along with lead organizations and lead staff can be assigned different components of the project. While this may sound confusing, in reality, all of this happens with every project, but it is seldom transparent or consciously developed. Now it can be. Collaborators can openly rationalize and justify certain governance styles for specific project components. In time, collaborators will become proficient in identifying which type of actors and which type of styles are most effective in achieving goals.
Stakeholders that completed Steps #1 and #2 will be knowledgeable on the basics of collaborative governance processes to the level they can complete templates with a basic understanding of how the collaboration will function, and know the governance processes of the collaboration.
What does the MRC Collaboration want to get out of Step #3?
10 completed templates (required to go to Step #4)
Stakeholders design the template that meets their project needs.
Stakeholders understand how governance is a key aspect of a project components, tasks, and sub-tasks.
Buy-in, support and funding to enable the MRC to proceed to Step #4
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