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Planning for Success: a Manual for domestic workers and their organizations

Planning for Success: a Manual for domestic workers and their organizations

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by IDWFED published Sep 12, 2017 12:00 AM
This manual will inspire domestic workers, their organizations, and their supporters to build strong organizations of domestic workers. As it is only through organizing and collective action in the labour, economic and social spheres that domestic workers will obtain respect and the rights afforded to other workers to decent jobs that earn a decent living, and to access labour and social protection throughout their lives.

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Training Material, Guides, Organizing/Educational Materials

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Domestic worker leaders and members need to learn how to plan for success to build strong and sustainable organizations. Planning is an under-rated activity in many organizations, left mostly to the leadership. However, planning is crucial to any organization if it wants to fulfill its goals.

Everyone – leaders, members, and partners – should take part and be involved fully in the planning process AND in making the plan a reality. Effective planning is very important for membership-based voluntary organizations, like those of domestic workers, which have limited assets and funds, but are rich in human resources. Effective planning gives them a much better chance to
achieve what they want.

This manual aims to help domestic workers and their organizations to understand and learn how to plan for success. It explains what is effective planning, and why planning can help domestic workers to realize both their organizational and personal goals. It provides planning tools and shows how to plan effectively for successful results.

Table of contents

Foreword
Abbreviations and acronyms
The manual: Aims, contents, how to use
Coming to terms: Key planning definitions

Module 1: Effective planning for organizational success

Guide page
Timetable for part 1: Successful planning in domestic workers’ organizations
Timetable for part 2: Developing a successful organizing campaign plan

Activities

Part 1: Successful planning in domestic workers’ organizations

A1.1 How do you plan? What is planning?
A1.2 What is effective planning? Why is it needed?
A1.3 The principles of effective planning
A1.4 The basic parts of effective planning
A1.5 Where are you now? An analysis of your organization
A1.6 What is the vision and goal of domestic workers’ organizations?
A1.7 Setting objectives and outcomes
A1.8 Setting strategies, outputs, activities, inputs, and indicators
A1.9 Making difficult decisions: What are your priorities?
A1.10 Writing a plan of action for organizational development and success: Putting what you have learned into practice

Part 2: Developing a successful organizing campaign plan

A1.11: Why is organizing a priority for domestic workers’ organizations?
A1.12: The basic parts of effective planning for an organizing campaign
A1.13: Analysis of your membership
A1.14: Setting objectives and outcomes for your organizing campaign plan
A1.15: Writing a successful organizing campaign plan

Handouts

H1.1 Effective planning. What? Why? How? Who?
H1.2 The planning cycle
H1.3 Developing an effective organizing campaign plan
H1.4 The Five-Year (2016-2020) Strategic Plan of the IDWF
H1.5 Case studies and good practices

Tools

T1.1 The SWOT analysis tool
T1.1i SWOT analysis tool (example)
T1.2 The SMART planning tool and checklist
T1.2i SMART planning tool and checklist (example)
T1.3 Checklist for effective planning
T1.4 Outline of a plan of action for organizational development and success
T1.4i Plan of action form (blank)
T1.4ii Plan of action form (example)
T1.5 Work plan form (blank)
T1.6 Communication matrix
T1.7 Organizing campaign plan form (blank)

Module 2: Domestic workers: Planning for empowerment and change at the personal level

Guide page
Proposed timetable

Activities

A2.1 How do you plan? What is planning?
A2.2 Who are you? What are your core values?
A2.3 Examining your attitudes about yourself, your work, and your organization
A2.4 The basics of planning for empowerment and change at the personal level
A2.5 Where are you now? Analysis of your personal situation
A2.6 Setting your personal goals, objectives, outputs, inputs, and indicators
A2.7 My organization and I: A personal assessment
A2.8 Effective planning for better participation in your domestic workers’ organization
A2.9 First things first: Prioritizing and using time effectively

Handouts

H2.1 Effective planning for empowerment and change at the personal level
H2.2 Some tips on how to get control of your life and manage your time
H2.3 Provisions on working time in ILO Convention No. 189, and Recommendation No. 201 on decent work for domestic workers

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