Center for Organizational Development & Collaboration
Project Highlights
Rainbows United

CODC worked with Rainbows United to develop a strategic plan go guide future priorities and decisions for the years 2018 – 2021. This plan was informed by families, staff, community partners, and donors through interviews and surveys, as well as data related to trends, conditions, challenges, and opportunities. CODC and the Center for Applied Research and Evaluation staff collaborated to conduct research that supported decision-making and facilitated the planning process that led to the development of this plan.

Rainbows United Strategic Plan (PDF)


Rise Up For Youth

CODC staff partnered with Rise Up For Youth to help facilitate a strategic plan that will guide the organization in the next 3 years. Board members and staff collaborated to create a vision for Rise Up For Youth and pave the path for how to achieve that vision. CODC continues to support Rise Up For Youth as they work the plan using the strategic thinking and doing process.


Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network GLSEN

The GLSEN of Greater Wichita Chapter has worked closely with CODC staff as they continue to expand their services across the state of Kansas. CODC staff helped gather information for this chapter to make decisions and facilitated a process to identify the chapter’s strategic priorities for the coming years. CODC continues to facilitate progress with this chapter as they move their work forward in bringing GLSEN’s programs and visions to local communities in Kansas.


Kansas Department of Health and Environment Professional Development Infrastructure

CODC staff has partnered with KDHE staff to develop an internal infrastructure that supports ongoing professional development for KDHE Department of Healthcare Finance employees. Through the use of needs assessment and environmental scans to research best practices, CODC continues to work with KDHE to provide a sustainable program that meets the needs of their employees.


KANSAS HEALTH FOUNDATION, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE

Five CODC facilitators provide technical assistance to build capacities in coalitions serving 20 communities across Kansas seeking to improve options for healthy eating and active living in their towns or counties.


KANSAS DEPARTMENT FOR AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES, HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES PROGRAMS SUPPORT

A team of CODC facilitors administratively support the state of Kansas in delivering Medicaid services to people receiving long-term services and supports in their homes or in the community by providing opportunities for KanCare participants to engage with policymakers about decisions that will affect their care.


SEDGWICK COUNTY SUICIDE PREVENTION COALITION COMBINES EFFORTS FOR ZERO SUICIDES

CODC staff support a coalition that includes a range of mental health, health care, addiction treatment, law enforcement, veteran, school, university, advocacy and other stakeholders, who are collaborating to address a shared, complex challenge.


WICHITA COALITION FOR CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION ORGANIZING FOR IMPACT

During the economic downturn of 2008, Wichita experienced a spike in child abuse fatalities. Leaders from the Wichita Police Department, the District Attorney’s office, Wichita hospitals, and the state department of Social and Rehabilitation Services started to share information with each other and with family-serving programs. CODC staff have supported the coalition through a formal strategic plan outlining strategies, activities and indicators for course correction.


CODC SUPPORTS IMPORTANT BREASTFEEDING WORK IN KANSAS

We serve as facilitators for the Kansas Breast Feeding Coalition (KBC). The KBC is comprised of over 100 individuals from a variety of organizations working collaboratively to promote and protect breastfeeding in order to improve the health of Kansas families.


KANSAS POWER OF THE POSITIVE

We serve as the facilitator and evaluator for the Kansas Power of the Positive (K-PoP) initiative to address adverse childhood experiences. The purpose of K-PoP is to support collaborative efforts among child welfare and public health systems and stakeholders to decrease the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in Kansas children.


Contact the CODC team at codc@wichita.edu or (316) 619-1176.