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June 2014 – Landscape Analysis Report Development

We worked with Fourfold Partners to complete a landscape analysis report for Playworks, a national non-profit that connects recess to a positive school experience. The purpose of the report was to gain a deeper understanding of New Mexico-based organizations that have successfully established and grown programs in school settings. Playworks is using the report to determine next steps for its programs and services in New Mexico. Soda Creek assisted in all aspects of the project’s organizational research and analysis.

April 2014 – Strategic Planning Facilitation for New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence

We collaborated with Leigh Caswell from Presbyterian Healthcare to co-facilitate a 4-hour discussion group with New Mexico Action Coalition committee members and key stakeholders. This was for the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence to solicit feedback about the findings of a series of community assessments of health needs in New Mexico with emphasis on the impact nursing can have on planning, implementation and evaluation of meeting these health needs. We received positive feedback about the day and look forward to facilitating another session at the end of the month!

Strategic session with Center for Nursing Excellence stakeholders

Strategic session with Center for Nursing Excellence stakeholders

We designed this training to be highly interactive and gather input through various techniques (activities, discussion, reflection, etc.).

At Soda Creek, we always incorporate the principles of adult learning into everything we design- training session, curricula, educational materials, etc.

Facilitation and Field Research

Facilitation and Field Research

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Project

Community assessment of health needs

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Our Role

  • Prepare and co-facilitate 2 4-hour discussion groups with New Mexico Action Coalition committee members and key stakeholders. Discussion groups will solicit feedback about the findings of a series of community assessments of health needs in New Mexico with emphasis on the impact nursing can have on planning, implementation and evaluation of meeting these health needs.
  • Provide consultation and technical assistance for field research and the development of a final report of findings. This principally includes reviewing and providing comments on the final report and developing layout of the final report.

“I have hired Sara numerous times and have also had the opportunity to work with her in the community and see her work on other projects. When it comes to creativity, expertise, and skill, there is no other person I would recommend. Sara has the ability to work across cultures and incredibly high quality of work. I would highly recommend her services.”

Leigh Caswell

Community Health Manager, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

“We so appreciate the facilitation of Cheryl Christopherson at our meetings in April.¬† She brought her full skills to the fore in putting everyone at their ease and in really bringing out the participation of all the attendees.¬† She made it fun while still making sure we got everything we needed.”

Sandy Stewart

Assistant Director, New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence

Organizational Field Research and Strategic Planning

Organizational Field Research and Strategic Planning

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Client

Fourfold Partners for their client Playworks

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Project

New Mexico expansion

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Our Role

  • To assist local and national Playworks stakeholders in gaining a deeper understanding of New Mexico-based organizations that have successfully established and grown programs in school settings and of the products, geographic locations and financial strategies that have led to their success.
  • Provide a business plan that includes an overview of successes, options to move forward, and recommendations for Playworks program implementation at different sites in New Mexico.