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Articles and workshop topics are also categorized into different developmental stages. We like to think of these as “stepping stones”. At the top of each post, you’ll see the placement of the stepping stone for that article or workshop topic.

  • Contemplation: The group is not yet formed, but someone is thinking about getting one started. The individual is thinking about joining a group.
  • Preparation: The group is not yet in place, but someone is preparing to start it. The individual is preparing to join a group.
  • Skills Development: The group is active and members are developing their skills in order to improve the effectiveness of the group. The individual is developing skills.
  • Ongoing: The group is sustainable and ongoing. The individual is participating in an ongoing way.
  • Networking: The group is performing with a high level of effectiveness and is networking with other groups.