The goal of an ID&R action plan is to become more efficient
at finding all eligible migratory children.
Flip chart paper
National ID&R Manual, Chapter 5: Developing Action Plans and Contacting Families
As a whole group, ask participants to brainstorm the reasons they think it is important to have an ID&R action plan in place.
Chart responses on chart paper. Tell participants they should record the reasons in their Outline (p.2).
The process of creating an ID&R action plan forces the recruiter to think about what should be accomplished, establish recruitment objectives, decide the best way to attain these objectives, and develop specific action steps and timelines for their completion.
An ID&R action plan encourages the recruiter to be efficient and use time wisely.
ID&R action plans keep the recruiter focused and on task. Recruiters will face many different situations in the field and on the job; an action plan focuses the recruiter on a specific set of tasks.
The completed ID&R action plan can serve as the basis for evaluating the recruiter’s efforts and for continually adjusting and improving the recruiter’s strategies for finding migratory children.
If the recruiter leaves the job (e.g., retires, moves), the new recruiter has a clear blueprint of how to recruit in the local area.