ehsm btc work plan

When accomplishing larger projects in the EHS field, many times we must consider all the goals, steps and a time-frame to ensure a successful project completion. This work plan you will allow you to plan for all areas of the BTC project, and hopefully, add perspective to what you need to accomplish. Using the format found in the Work Plan Example, create a work plan reflecting the steps of your Be the Change (BTC) project.

Goals:

Within the work plan, your goals should reflect an overall objective encompassing multiple steps to accomplish within a specific population. A goal example other than the one found in the Work Plan Example is:

Goal 1: Make sustainable chicken feed, using only discarded and healthy items, for the chickens on my ranch.

Objectives:

Objectives may be smaller goals to accomplish for the larger project, yet are not specific enough to be considered steps. Once you begin to breakdown the goals into objectives, you may see areas which require more time, could be shared with coworkers, may require a budget, or can allow you to work on separate objectives at the same time. An objective example other than the one found in the Work Plan Example is:

Objective 1: Find local, organic sources of discarded food from stores or places I already visit.

Activities Planned to Meet Objectives:

Activities within the objective are a set of tasks to accomplish. These may be simple or complex tasks, but should be broken down to incorporate all of the tasks to meet the objective. You may consider these steps, a to-do list, or a how-to plan. An “activities planned” example other than the one found in the Work Plan Example is:

Step 1. Over the next two weeks, write down the food establishments I frequent, how often, and their locations from my house.

Step 2. Rate the establishments in order of how often I visit, from most frequent to least frequent.

Step 3. Starting with the most frequent establishment, speak with the manager during a normal visit, and ask if I can have discarded, organic produce.

Step 4. Track which stores allow me to get discarded produce and which days for pick up.

Start Dates and Actual Completion Dates:

During the progress of a work plan, we set plans to accomplish our goals but often wait to start our objectives until the last minute. In this section, you should plan out how long this may actually take you and consider, when is the project due and how soon should you begin. Consider that almost all plans have issues and tasks may take longer than expected to complete. Planing for extra time is always helpful.

Measures of Effectiveness:

When creating new projects, a measure of effectiveness will allow you to provide results to varying oversight agencies, supervisors, and help decide to keep funding or change the program. Measures should be specific to one area so you can determine value in your results. A measure of effectiveness example other than the one found in the Work Plan Example is:

Measure of Effectiveness: Add how much store bought feed I am using prior to collecting the discarded, organic food. Measure how much store bought feed I am using after collecting and feeding the discarded organic food. Compare how much we have reduced our dependency on store bought feed.

Rubric

Work Plan Rubric

Work Plan Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeORGANIZATIONFollow the format and organization as shown in the Work Plan Example as linked in the assignment. Goals, objectives and activities should all relate to each other within each section.

5.0 to >4.0 pts

High Proficiency

Accurately uses correct work plan format (goals, objectives, activities, start and stop dates, measurement).

4.0 to >3.0 pts

Some Proficiency

Mostly uses correct work plan format (goals, objectives, activities, start and stop dates, measurement).

3.0 to >2.0 pts

Limited Proficiency

Some noticeable errors in work plan format (goals, objectives, activities, start and stop dates, measurement).

2.0 to >0 pts

No Proficiency

Several noticeable errors in work plan format (goals, objectives, activities, start and stop dates, measurement).

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGOALSClearly state the goals of your project which should include the overall concept of the goal, the population affected, and ties into the general theme of your BTC project.

10.0 to >8.5 pts

High Proficiency

Work Plan clearly states the goals of your project, the population affected, and ties into the general theme of your BTC project.

8.5 to >7.0 pts

Some Proficiency

Work Plan mostly states the goals of your project, the population affected, and ties into the general theme of your BTC project.

7.0 to >5.5 pts

Limited Proficiency

Work Plan goals are not developed and has incomplete components.

5.5 to >0 pts

No Proficiency

Work Plan is not complete or has many missing components.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOBJECTIVESObjectives should clearly come from the project goal and should include specific details as to locations, populations, persons or subjects involved.

5.0 to >4.0 pts

High Proficiency

Objectives derived from the project goal and include specific details as to locations, populations, persons or subjects involved.

4.0 to >3.0 pts

Some Proficiency

Objectives derived from the project goal and include many details about locations, populations, persons or subjects involved.

3.0 to >2.0 pts

Limited Proficiency

Objectives derived from the project goal and include few details about locations, populations, persons or subjects involved.

2.0 to >0 pts

No Proficiency

Objectives are not derived from the project goal, do not include details about locations, populations, persons or subjects involved, or no objectives are listed.

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeACTIVITIESActivities should be well thought out with multiple steps to satisfy each objective.

10.0 to >8.5 pts

High Proficiency

Activities are well thought out with multiple steps to satisfy each objective.

8.5 to >7.0 pts

Some Proficiency

Activities are mostly well thought out with multiple steps to satisfy each objective.

7.0 to >5.5 pts

Limited Proficiency

Activities are somewhat thought out with few steps to satisfy each objective.

5.5 to >0 pts

No Proficiency

Activities are not well thought out with 2 or less steps to satisfy each objective, or no activities are listed.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSTART DATESWork Plan should include start dates and estimated completion dates for every objective with time frames that seem likely.

5.0 to >4.0 pts

High Proficiency

Work Plan includes start dates and estimated completion dates for every objective with time frames that seem likely.

4.0 to >3.0 pts

Some Proficiency

Work Plan includes some start dates and estimated completion dates for every objective with time frames that seem likely.

3.0 to >2.0 pts

Limited Proficiency

Work Plan includes some start dates and estimated completion dates for every objective with unlikely time frames.

2.0 to >0 pts

No Proficiency

Work Plan does not include start dates and estimated completion dates for every objective or has time frames which are unlikely.

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMEASURE OF EFFECTIVENESSWork Plan states useful and well thought out measure of effectiveness for each goal. Measurements should allow for only one variable to be measured at a time.

5.0 to >4.0 pts

High Proficiency

Work Plan states a useful and well developed measure of effectiveness for each goal. Only one variable is measured at a time.

4.0 to >3.0 pts

Some Proficiency

Work Plan states a measure of effectiveness for each goal. Only one variable is measured at a time.

3.0 to >2.0 pts

Limited Proficiency

Workplan has a measure of effectiveness which contains more than one variable and is not useful.

2.0 to >0 pts

No Proficiency

Work Plan does not contain a measure of effectiveness for each goal or the measure is not useful.

5.0 pts

Total Points: 40.0