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Create a Plan of Action

You will want to create a plan of action that is based on the role you want to play and your main motivations. Review the actions you should take to play your desired role and meet your motivations.

This work plan should be anchored on objectives that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound:

  • Specific
    • What do you need to accomplish?
    • Who needs to be included?
    • When do you want to do this?
    • Why is this a goal?
  • Measurable
    • How can you measure progress and know if you’ve successfully met your goal?
  • Achievable
    • Do you have the capabilities to achieve this goal? If not, how can you obtain them?
    • What is the motivation for this goal?
    • Is the amount of time and effort required on par with what the goal will achieve?
    • Do you have support from city leadership members who are less informed on community solar initiatives?
    • How have other cities achieved this milestone?
  • Relevant
    • Why am I setting this goal now?
    • Is it aligned with overall objectives?
  • Time-bound
    • What is the deadline?
    • Is this deadline realistic?

The work plan you create to achieve these objectives could take the form of a timeline that includes the following:

  • Key dates
  • Key deadlines (internal and external)
  • Milestones
  • Tasks
  • Stakeholders
  • Responsible/accountable individuals

As you move forward with your work plan, consider using our Pitch Deck Checklist for Local Governments to ensure you are strategically approaching each stakeholder and responsible individuals.