"In some ways, an action plan is a "heroic" act: it helps us turn our dreams into a reality"

-Community Toolbox

Now that your workplace's priorities have been identified, the action planning can begin. This is often the most exciting part, where you develop the plan needed to create tangible change in your workplace.

Projects and policies will require strategic planning with clearly identified objectives, timelines, follow up activities and evaluation. A plan that is easily understood by the workplace health committee should clearly link activities with objectives. It should also assign responsibilities in a set time frame and identify resources required.

Consider the questions below, as they will guide you through developing your action plan:

  1. What is your long-term goal?
  2. Are there any groups that you are trying to target?
  3. What are your objectives?
  4. To achieve your objectives:
    1. What activities will you need to do?
    2. What resources will be required?
    3. When do you want to achieve your objectives?
    4. What products will you generate?
  5. What changes (outcomes) do you hope to generate?

Help Pit Stop: Tools to Help

After brainstorming the questions above and reviewing the Action Plan User Guide , fill out our interactive Action Planning Tool today! Struggling to get started, check out the Sample Action Plan for some guidance. After you complete your Action Plan outline the activities and timelines required to help you put your action plan in place. A work plan can help with this. Download the optional work plan for guidance.