Stage Four

Stage Four – Concept Design for Pilots

The tasks at this stage are:

Develop the design for the collaborative project – including:

    • Detailed intervention, logic of actions to achieving outcomes (and the assumptions or theories that support the evolution to the desired outcomes and value of the post-secondary student mental health strategy: mentally healthy campuses that support post-secondary students to improve their mental health and access supports for mental illness, disorders and addictions)
    • Details of functions and processes for the delivery and management architecture (at a sufficient level of maturity to assure replicability)
    • Details of policy architecture imperatives for the pilot stage, and suggestions of policy innovations to be explored and prototyped during the pilot stage
    • Practicing group decision making processes where needed
    • You will also be able to update the Terrain maps even further with additional detail learned in this stage.  It may be useful at this point to create some more permanent version that can be shared with others to give them a leg up on projects they are starting.

It is important to identify the assumptions about aspects of the design that will need to be tested in different contexts or for different types of students. Contexts will need to include remote, rural, urban and metropolitan environments. Different types of students will need to include short and long-term programs and apprenticeships, undergraduate and graduate students, residence or community housing, students with disabilities, international students, distance learning students.

Stage Four ends with a Learning session, that assesses the group’s process, trust and group cohesion as well as any Assessment of Progress and Outcomes/Value to provide information to all organizations for their Go/NoGo decision to continue participating. The early Terrain maps can be updated with additional details learned along the process. Adaptations can be made to the group’s process or within collaborating members’ operations to improve the next stage, or to improve future collaborations. The funder may also have a Go/NoGo decision depending on the agreements made.

At this stage, time is required to get the approval of the organizations for the investment required for the following stages (indicated on the CMM visual by the 3 dots)