Unit 7: Unpacking Sustainability in CBPR Partnerships
Section 7.4: Weathering the Change Process
Partnerships evolve and change over time. The policies, procedures, and infrastructure that is developed at the beginning of a partnership may need also need to change to reflect the partnership’s lessons learned, changing focus, new partners, etc. Periodic review and discussion of partnership principles and policies or the purpose and expectations of the partnership ensures consistency and checks the relevancy of a partnership. Sometimes the partnership is still relevant, but the goals and objectives of the partnership are not. Other times, this process of reviewing your relationship can help you determine if and when the partnership has run its course.
There are a number of activities that can be done to address how changes in the membership of a partnership may create a need for change. These include:
Below are examples of how two partnerships successfully weathered the change process:
Examples of Short and Long-term Goals
Examples of Visions and Strategies