To build internal capacity to lead, manage, and implement key initiatives.
Initially, this project was discussed as potential future work in the Year 4 technical assistance plan. However, following a November 2015 follow-up meeting with the administrative team, this project was put on hold. For Year 5, IDE and MWCC reengaged in planning conversations about bureau or division-level support. IDE has asked that MWCC provide support to build the capacity of IDE staff to meet division goals and expectations—outside of specific content-focused projects. Targeted technical assistance will be provided that aligns with the five division drivers and four areas of focus to increase division efficiency and effectiveness: alignment, routines, communication, and capacity. MWCC will broker technical assistance for IDE staff to participate in VitalSmarts’ Crucial Conversations.
MWCC will help to strengthen communication and problem-solving skills that can be used to improve internal and external communication and coordination.