Creating a Summary of Each Stage

After completing each stage, summarize and share it with the community. Sharing a summary of the activities and results of each stage is important to:

  • Ensure transparency and accountability throughout the planning process
  • Provide an opportunity for team reflection
  • Acknowledge the planning work completed
  • Keep the community informed about the language revitalization process
  • Share the results of community engagement
  • Document the process so future planning teams can build on what’s been done (especially important if future stages might have different planning team members)

Creating a Summary

Create a summary of activities completed during the stage in the format of your choosing (for example, a one-page handout, brochure, newsletter, or briefing notes). Consider the people identified in the communication and engagement plan and what they will want to know about the process. It may be useful to create different summaries for different groups of people (for example, a summary for leadership could differ from a summary for the whole community).

Consider including the following elements in the summary:

  • Who is on the planning team
  • What planning activities took place
  • Photographs of the planning team and planning activities such as meetings or other tasks
  • Results of the activities (for example, language profile, key ideas, draft plan)
  • Next steps in the language revitalization planning process

Sharing the Summary

Share the summary with the community using the method that works best for your community. Some ideas include the following:

  • Host a community gathering
  • Include the summary in the community’s newsletter (if the community has one)
  • Create a language revitalization planning newsletter and share it with community members online or in person
  • Share the summary on social media