Training Guide for Strategy Leaders or Coordinators

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Suggested Activities for Training Sessions
for Strategy Leaders/Coordinators

Suggested Activities

These activities involve key foundational skills, resources or strategy components critical to cross-cultural engagement. The time frames are projected to be incorporated into a 3-week training plan.

SL Research Activities

1. People Profile

Goal : To develop an accurate summary description of the people group as a reference resource for strategy and advocacy.
Tools: Provided People Profile Template
            Examples of prepared people profiles on web sites or in print
Scope:     Longterm : Web page and paper published form of narrative profile and summary chart
                 Primary: A fairly complete content of all categories for the narrative profile, ready for electronic transmission or paper publication (email and web site), as soon as possible
                 Immediate: Intensive focus on the questions and categories of the narrative profile and background data in the profile questionnaire
                                       Second Monday of Training

2. Worldview Summary

Goal : To gain an overview of the cognitive culture, relational and social dynamics of the target people and strategy implications.
Tools: Worldview Outline Guide
             Other background definitions and guides in presentations
Scope:     Longterm : Ongoing formulation throughout your experience with the people, their language and their society
                 Primary: Over the next 12 months
                 Immediate:   Basic statement of each category by the end of SL Training

3. Country Profile

Goal : To formulate a simple overview description of each country the target people live in.
Tools: World Fact Handbook country summaries (on several web links, including the Virtual Research Centre and UPGLinks menu on SLRK
            Various country summaries on the internet
            Examples in prepared profiles and advocacy brochures
Scope: By the end of SLT

SL Advocacy Activities

1. Advocacy (Prayer) Brochure/Profile

Goal : To prepare an electronic and print instrument to elicit prayer partners and advocates for your people group.
Tools: Prepared printed examples and web sites on people groups and advocacy agencies
Scope:     Primary : One month after SLT
                 Immediate: Fairly finished content and format ideas for electronic transmission, web page and paper published form
                                     Second Monday of Training

2. List of partner agencies for information and resource sharing

Goal : To develop prayer and resource networks for your people group and strategy team
Tools: UPGLinks menu on SLRK; other Internet Resources; others as provided by Trainers
            Various print and personal contact resources
Scope:     Longterm : Ongoing as needs develop, strategy is formulated and partners are discovered
                 Immediate: List all agencies you can compile.
                            Third Tuesday of Training

SL Strategy Activities

1. 100 Ministry Options

Goal: To develop a brainstorming list of possibilities for approaches, platforms, activities, strategies, contact opportunities, etc.  This will be a reference for a more complete MSP.
Tools: Sample lists, discussions, free association, your imagination
Scope:     Longterm : To continue developing possiblities, thinking wild and free, creative and unlimited by resources.  Develop ideas.  Some will develop into actualities.
                Immediate:     Second Friday of Training

2. Master Strategy Plan for your people group

Goal: To develop a comprehensive practical plan for accessing and engaging the people, building relationships, contact opportunities, resources (personnel, materiel, information), and specific steps and action plans. 
Tools: Sample MSPs, Equippers, Visiting Strategy Leaders

            Various print and personal contact resources
Scope:     Longterm : This will be revised and developed on a continuing basis, evaluated at least annually in connection with annual strategy plans.
                 Immediate:     DRAFT:  Third Wednesday of Training
                               FINAL:    Third Friday of Training
Resources for Training and Strategy

Strategy Leader Resource Kit Home

Research for Strategy   
New self-directed interactive course on people group research and strategy!

Research Tools
How to Do Research on the Web

People Profile Resources
People Group Profile Template -- HTML
People Group Profile Template -- Word
Sample Prayer Profile

Worldview Resources
Worldview Investigation Outline
Worldview Analysis Questionnaire   
Worldview Survey Form (MS Word)
How to Use Worldview and Profile Instruments
Worldview Perspectives
Aspects of Biblical vs. Muslim Worldviews
Culture, Learning and Communication
Quick Guide to Language Learning
How to Learn and Language and a Culture

Advocacy Resources
Unreached People Group Links
Sample Advocacy Profile Summary
What is a People Group?
Cities and Peoples
International and Multi-Cultural Groups
Population Analysis of the Arabic Languages
Segmenting Your People Group
Summary of the Cushite Peoples
The Kurdish Peoples
The Deaf as a People Group
Who is My Neighbor?

Media Resources
Media Resource Centre

Orality and the Post-Literate West
       Mass Media Strategies (TV/Film, Radio and Internet)
Media Checklist

S L Checklist

Communication and Security

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        Last Updated 3 July 2006