13 Vibrant SCCs: Mission Possible! - Michael Rodrigues

posted Aug 21, 2018, 11:31 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Aug 21, 2018, 11:31 AM ]
How do we get more animators? How do we make animators come willingly for the Core Group or Community meeting? Animators sometimes shy away from taking responsibilities; how can we make them do so happily? The same people are involved; how do we bring in fresh faces? Youth stay away from SCC activities; is there any way to attract them?"

These are the 'Frequently Asked Questions' that deal with the issues of commitment and participation.

The SCC Coordinator and PPC member can bring about commitment in their core group, over a period of time, by doing a few things differently. By looking into the finer aspects of needs, wants and the psychology of the animator as well as of the people, he/she will be able to speed up the process of getting new animators committed, maintain the commitment level of existing animators and get more people involved in the activities at the community level, thus making the SCC vibrant, full of energy and life.

Here are a few practices, collated from training modules, experience shared by others and my own experience, which strengthen bonds, bring about vibrancy and lead to commitment:


Without personal visits, there cannot be a sense of community. Animators are required to visit the families entrusted to their care. Now pause and think: does someone visit the animator? Can the Coordinator/PPC member make it a point to visit the animators and listen to them? It will mean a lot to them. Notice the change in their behaviour towards the Core Group functioning.


How you set up a meeting is as important as what happens at the meeting. Without an agenda, the meeting will be unfocused and unproductive. When a meeting is controlled by suggestions and discussion points of various individuals (very interesting to that individual!), there will only be a waste of precious time and energy. A pre-distributed agenda is of immense help in establishing expectations on what needs to occur before, during, and after a meeting. It helps get everyone on the same page on the most important topics, and enables the core group to quickly address key issues.>>>>