FCCLA Planning Process for Individual and Team ActionNeed a Blank form? BLANK FCCLA PLANNING PROCESSThe Planning Process is a decision-making tool that supports the organization¡¯s overall philosophyabout youth-centered leadership and personal growth. It can be used to determine group actionin a chapter or class or to plan individual projects.IDENTIFY CONCERNSThe circle represents a continuous flow of ideas and has no beginning or end. As a target, it symbolizes zeroing in on the one idea around which you would like to build a project.
¡öBrainstorm to generate ideas, or state the activity or problem you want to address if already determined.
¡öEvaluate your list and narrow it down to a workable idea or project that interests and concerns the majority or all of your members.SET A GOALThe arrow stands for deciding which direction you will take. It points toward the goal or end result.
¡öGet a clear mental picture of what you want to accomplish, and write your ideas down as your goal.
¡öMake sure your goal is one that can be achieved and evaluated.
¡öConsider resources available to you.FORM A PLANThe square represents the coming together of ideas¡ªthe who, what, where, when, and how of your plan.
¡öDecide what needs to be done to reach your goal.
¡öFigure out the who, what, where, when, and how.
¡öList the abilities, skills, and knowledge required on your part.
¡öList other available resources, such as people, places, publications, and funds.
¡öMake a workable timetable to keep track of your progress.
¡öList possible barriers you might face, and develop plans if necessary.
¡öDecide ways to recognize your accomplishments along the way.ACTThe different squares in this symbol represent the activities to be carried out to meet your goal. It represents acting on the plan.
¡öCarry out your group or individual plan.
¡öUse family and community members, advisers, committees, task forces, and advisory groups when needed.FOLLOW UPThe broken squares suggest examining the project piece by piece. This symbol also represents a ¡°window" through which to review and evaluate the plan.
¡öDetermine if your goal was met.
¡öList ways you would improve your project or plan for future reference.
¡öShare and publicize your efforts with others, including the media if appropriate.
¡öRecognize members and thank people involved with your project.