Gaining and sustaining buy-in from across your institution is critical to support your mission to increase student success. This activity helps you and your team reflect on a set of research backed buy-in strategies, and explore new ways to implement them at your institution.
- Suggested time: 45-60 mins
- Materials: Pens, worksheets, whiteboard or large sheet of paper
- When to use: When you or your team needs buy-in to move forward with a student success initiative
Pass out the reflection worksheet and give your team 10 minutes to individually reflect on how they think your institution is doing in regards to the six buy-in strategies.
After you and your team have completed your individual reflections, take 30 minutes to discuss the reflections as a group. The goal is to reach consensus about a rating for each strategy, and to narrow in on two strategies that you would like to prioritize.
After selecting your top two priorities, take 15 minutes to brainstorm what your team could be doing in this area, and create a plan to begin the process. For a deeper dive, the Team Brainstorm, Initiative Blueprint, and Planning Next Steps activities are great ideation and planning resources.