LEAP Ten Steps
The Ten LEAP Steps
Step 0: Introductions, Expectations, and Confidentiality:
Step 1: Appreciating Achievements:
The first step will show your accomplishments-what you have achieved/done/completed over the last few years
During the next step, you will generate a "perspective on your situation" by drawing two pictures: (1) describing the future for which you are planning -your vision; then (2) describe your present situation. Your plan will involve the steps to be taken to move from the "now " picture to the "future" picture.
Step 3: Facing Facts and Problems:
This step which "gets to the bottom of things" proceeds directly from Step 2, Picturing the Situation. You identify and write problem statements, obstacles and issues on post-it notes. This step is the foundation of your "plan".
Step 4: Developing Objectives:
During this step you transform each negative problem statement written (in Step 3) into a positive statement of an objective, using another card. Then you organize your cards into categories of your choice.
Step 5: Making Choices:
Now you take the "positive" cards and clarify, rewrite and use them to create an objective tree. You apply an "if/then" logic to create "root systems" under various categories which you determine are important aspects of your life. Then you do a reality check. "Can I do anything about it?" and "Do I want to do it?" and
"Do I have the authority to do it?"
Step 6: Sequencing Activities:
Step Six involves setting priorities, coming up with activities anticipating obstacles/opportunities, and doing a short-term, basic time line.
Step 7: Identifying Partners:
This step involves creating a Partnership Network Matrix of those people/organizations to be part of your strategy. It is key to examining your own network of support (and obstruction) available for proceeding with your plan.
Step 8: Charting a Personal Plan :
The CPP is a synthesis of all the work you have done so far. It is the Logical Framework (Log Frame). Its four columns incorporate outputs from previous steps. They are: (1) The Summary-Goal, Purpose and Objectives; (2) Milestones and Deadlines; (3) Tangible Proof; and (4) Important Assumptions.
Step 9: Putting First Things First:
The First Things First TODO list is completed by you and one other in your group in just a few minutes. It is a list of ten activities that each thinks the other should do first.
This last step involves evaluating the LOOP experience, sharing contact information, deciding when to meet again, and deciding whether to do
LEAP Workshop #2--LEAP--Financing your Dreams
the LOOP Plan of Operations, the budget of your dreams.