The FCCLA Planning Process
A Member’s Learning Site
Welcome FCCLA Member and Advisers…Are you planning a chapter project or working on a STAR Event? This site will help you learn more about the FCCLA Planning Process. While this process is used in FCCLA projects and STAR Events, it can be used over a lifetime in personal, family, career and community settings. You may ask “why do we need to use a planning process?”
The FCCLA Planning Process is an important tool to assist members in developing and completing a Chapter Project. It has five interrelated steps: Identify Concerns, Set a Goal, Form a Plan, Act, Follow up. Asking questions is a key part of using the FCCLA Planning Process.
Let’s begin with an introduction to the symbols and overview of the five interrelated steps.
- Brainstorm problems or conditions in your school building and school life; also consider local and societal issues related to family, career and community.
- Carefully evaluate the ideas on your list to determine which ones might be of interest and fit into your project
- Use the Circle Model to explore and identify the concerns that will be included in your project focus
|Set A Goal||
- Consider will most of the chapter members and project participants be interested and committed to the identified concerns
- Visualize a mental picture and talk about what your project might be. Write down those ideas
- Use the Set a Goal learning guide to develop your goal
|Form a Plan||
- Decide what needs to be done to reach your goal
- Figure out the “who, what, where, when, and how”
- List the abilities, skills, and knowledge required
- List the resources, such as people, places, publications, and funds needed
- Use the Form a Plan learning guide to develop your plan
- Carry out your group or individual plan
- Ask for help, as needed from family, teachers, chapter members and have regular check-in times with adviser
- Set specific times to evaluate progress according to plans and timeline of planned activities and tasks
- Be flexible enough to adjust and rewrite plans
- Use the ideas in the ACT learning guide to assist you
- Determine if your goal was met.
- List ways to improve your project or plan next time
- Share and publicize your efforts with others, in media
- Recognize members and thank people involved
- Use the ideas in the Follow Up learning guide to assist you