“Choose-Your-Own-Adventure” Content Adaptation

In this hands-on activity session, facilitators will take participants through a series of key steps from K4Health’s guide, Making Content Meaningful, engaging in “choose-your-own-adventure” scenarios to design and deliver content. By the end of the activity, participants will learn how to adapt content—without having to develop it from scratch—to better serve their beneficiaries and communities. Exercise worksheet and notes for material preparation are included.

Content Adaptation

This presentation provides an overview of the types of adaptation, the framework used in K4Health’s guide, Making Content Meaningful, as well as key steps and considerations in the adaptation process. The presentation also includes illustrative case study examples, hypothetical scenarios, and group activities.

Exercise: Creative Solutions to Storytelling Challenges

This small-group-discussion exercise can be completed either at the end of the Storytelling module or partway through it (after the interview and photography slides have been covered.) Participants break into small groups to discuss several challenging but common real-life scenarios that storytellers encounter and to collaboratively develop practical, actionable solutions to these challenges.

After-Action Review

An after-action review (AAR) is a structured review process, or debrief—usually a meeting— for project teams to reflect on an event or task they have just accomplished and analyze what happened and why, what worked well, and what can be done better or differently in the future.

By the end of this training session on AARs, participants will be able to:

Sample Output: After-Action Review

This sample after-action review documentation provides a real-life example of the discussion that took place and the findings that were recorded during an AAR.

Template: After-Action Review

This simple template provides six questions to guide discussion during an after-action review. Users can follow the template exactly or adapt the questions for their specific use.

Exercise: Practice for After-Action Reviews

This small-group-discussion exercise can be completed at the end of the AAR module. The purpose of this exercise is to provide participants an opportunity to think through the kinds of questions addressed by AARs and to apply the practice to an event or situation participants have experienced. Participants respond to several questions individually and then share their responses, reflections, and experiences in small groups.

Example: Ethiopia Net-Map Final Report

In this example final report, the Knowledge for Health team describes how they used Net-Map to complete a needs assessment in Ethiopia in 2010. The four-page report includes details on the research questions, methods, and the results concerning actors, links, and influence.

Peer-Feedback or Self-Reflection

This questionnaire is an after-action review specifically for Net-Map facilitators. After implementing Net-Map, set aside time to answer these questions on your own or with colleagues who provided support. The answers to these 10 questions will provide a basis for continual improvement and allow facilitators to broaden their thinking about how Net-Map can be used.

Intervention Planning Template

Use this template to help determine if Net-Map is the right tool to help achieve your goals. Answering questions about framing, authorizing environment, intervention design, map content, and logistics will also provide valuable insights into planning a successful Net-Map.