Develop and Cultivate Ministry Relationships
This unit, CHCPRP001 Develop and Maintain Networks and Collaborative Partnerships describes the skills and knowledge required to identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice.
This unit applies to work in all industry sectors, and to individuals who take proactive responsibility for improving collaboration between workers and organisations.
In the context of Christian ministry, this unit focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to recognize networking and collaboration needs and establish both formal and informal partnerships. The goal is to enhance service delivery and elevate professional practice within the field of Christian ministry.
Applicable across various industry sectors, this unit is specifically designed for individuals who actively seek to improve collaboration between workers and organizations within the realm of Christian ministry. By taking proactive responsibility for fostering effective partnerships, individuals can enhance the impact and effectiveness of their service delivery.
In Christian ministry, networking and collaboration are crucial aspects of creating meaningful connections and synergies among workers and organizations. This unit equips individuals with the tools and understanding to identify the specific needs and opportunities for networking and collaboration within their ministry contexts. By establishing formal and informal partnerships, they can enhance the delivery of services and elevate professional practices within the Christian ministry field.
This unit acknowledges the importance of collaboration in promoting shared goals, pooling resources, and creating a more united and impactful approach to Christian ministry. By proactively developing partnerships, individuals can leverage the strengths and expertise of others, resulting in improved service delivery and enhanced professional practice.
Ultimately, this unit emphasizes the significance of networking and collaboration within the realm of Christian ministry, inspiring individuals to take active responsibility for improving collaboration among workers and organizations. By fostering effective partnerships, individuals can strengthen their service delivery and elevate the overall practice of Christian ministry.
Issues To Be Addressed
You are required to show how you establish collaborative partnerships and relationships with business and industry stakeholders, that is those key people and organisations who will interact with you and your church or ministry.
This unit covers communicating to influence others, cultivating new and existing partnerships, establishing positive collaborative relationships, leading the establishment of a partnership program and establishing reporting mechanisms.
The unit applies to people who use cognitive and creative skills to review, critically analyse and synthesise knowledge, to generate ideas and provide solutions to complex problems. They use communication skills to demonstrate their understanding of theoretical concepts and to transfer knowledge and ideas to others.
To help you gather the evidence required, we suggest that you collate the information and compile it in a portfolio. You will reference this with the requirements outlined in the subject on Vision College's online portal.
Develop and Cultivate Ministry Relationships Performance Evidence
The student is required to address the following issues and provide evidence of competency in the following areas
- Identify networking and collaboration needs and opportunities
- 1.1 Evaluate the ways in which individual and organisation performance may be improved through collaboration
- 1.2 Identify and prioritise organisation and individual needs
- 1.3 Identify gaps in networks and collaborative practice and identify required action to fill the gap
- Develop collaboration strategies
- 2.1 Gather and review information about relevant services, organisations and key people
- 2.2 Pro-actively initiate relationships with other inter and intra-sectoral professionals and organisations
- 2.3 Share information and resources, where possible, with other organisations to overcome duplication in service delivery
- 2.4 Maintain currency and accessibility of information
- 2.5 Define and document the type and level of collaboration, and negotiate with the relevant people
- Work collaboratively
- 3.1 Identify opportunities that meet client, personal and organisation goals
- 3.2 Plan and implement integrated projects and service delivery
- 3.3 Liaise with staff from relevant organisations on a formal and informal basis
- Represent the organisation
- 4.1 Promote a positive image of the organisation at available opportunities
- 4.2 Communicate issues, policies and practices of the organisation in appropriate formats
- 4.3 Implement confidentiality measures that protect client, organisation and network
- Maintain and enhance networks and collaborative partnerships
- 5.1 Maintain networks and other work relationships to provide identifiable benefits for clients and the organisation
- 5.2 Improve and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
- 5.3 Monitor benefits to workers, organisations and client groups in ongoing participation
- 5.4 Evaluate strengths and weaknesses of collaborations and make recommendations for action
Develop and Cultivate Ministry Relationships Knowledge Evidence
The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:
- developed strategies for networking and collaboration for at least 1 organisation
- worked collaboratively with external individuals or groups in at least 3 different service delivery situations
The candidate must be able to demonstrate the essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:
- legal and ethical considerations for collaborative practice, including:
- copyright and intellectual property
- privacy, confidentiality and disclosure
- principles of networking and collaboration
- different types of networks and collaboration:
- benefits of networking and collaboration:
- for clients
- for the organisation
- for the worker
- values, limitations and dynamics of networks and collaborative partnerships
- industry structure and interrelationships between different organisations, both public and private
- established networks in the relevant areas of work:
- key stakeholders
- vision and purpose
- opportunities for participation
Develop and Cultivate Ministry Relationships Assessment and Learning Options
Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions. The following conditions must be met for this unit:
- use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including information relating to peak bodies, network groups and web-based network services
- modelling of industry operating conditions, including the presence of situations that allow interactions with individuals and organisations
- Through our “Online Training Portal”, The student has access to a comprehensive and interactive learning and training experience. The Assignments teach and determine competency in the units.
- Access with detailed instructions is provided to students as they enter each unit. Go to The Student User Guide to preview the Vision International Colleges Training Portal.
- If a student cannot access the internet or is uncomfortable with online learning, the same unit is available by mail in hard copy as a workbook with written assignments.
Students may request alternative options for the elective units. See section Elective Skills Units VIC. The decision of the Principal on the choice will be final.
It is helpful, but not required, for a student to be involved in a local church or community-based program under competent leadership and to document their work experience for each unit. This documentation will assist in establishing competencies.