The Target System The Drake athletic department, coaches, and teams are the primary target system for this intervention.
Probably, there is a freelancer or contractor among the practitioners who can help with that. An intervention at the aforementioned levels is not possible at this time due to availability of resources. If you have a budget available, invite the Marty Cagans to the organization to train the trainers.
The best means I have encountered so far to foster engagement among change agents and early adopters is a weekly or bi-weekly newsletter within the organization. My top picks are as follows: Sharing is caring: The hoarding of information is one of the worst anti-patterns of an agile practitioner.
Tim also speaks with coaches who identify at-risk athletes that may not have been identified in other ways.Invite people directly to ceremonies, for example, sprint reviews — if you practice scrum — that might be of interest to them. Through this intervention, athletes struggling will be validated. Teams will begin to accept that mental health issues will and do exist on their teams. Winning hearts and minds by being supportive and acting as a good example day in, day out, is a laborious and less glamorous task. Sometimes, the budgeting process will be utilized — willingly or not — to impede the creation of a community. Create a schedule in advance and stick to it. Tim also speaks with coaches who identify at-risk athletes that may not have been identified in other ways. A successful agile transition needs an agile community of practice. EDCI will teach athletes about eating disorders and other mental health issues that may impact them throughout their careers. The Target System The Drake athletic department, coaches, and teams are the primary target system for this intervention. The following intervention is based at the organizational level.
Make sure that all practitioners meet at least once a quarter in person for a day-long mini-conference. Training and education: Organize regular workshops among the agile practitioners to train each other.Future Social Work Practice I can see myself working in athletic social work. Athletes from all background will connect around the prevalence of mental health issues in athletes and learn from the various, diverse action systems mentioned above. That will massively improve attendance rates. As a recovered individual, and retired athlete, this seems like a great area of community practice for me given my interest and history. Athletes are at a high risk for eating disorders, substance abuse, and depression. Impact on Chad After the intervention, Chad may realize the importance of seeking additional help for his binge eating behaviors and binge drinking behaviors. Host events: Try to organize regular events for the organization, for example, providing lessons learned from teams that are spearheading the agile transition. They are unlikely to seek support for these issues because they are constantly told to be mentally tough. Winning hearts and minds by being supportive and acting as a good example day in, day out, is a laborious and less glamorous task. Create a schedule in advance and stick to it.
Communication: Use a Slack group to foster friction-less communication among the community members. Engaging Constituencies in Multiple Systems The Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa a local non-profitthe athletic social worker, and the athletic department staff, coaches, and players will be involved in this intervention.
Please share with us in the comments. If so, what practices have been successful in your organization?