(Correct Answer) MPH509 Module 6: Group Policy Activity: Part 2 – Power Mapping: Defining Policymakers and Other Key Players



Specific instructions for Part 2: There are two tasks in this part.

  • Task 1 Group Discussion (required, not graded)
  • Task 2 Individual Power Map Activity (graded)

Task 1 – Group Discussion (required, not graded)

With your group, develop a power map for your policy objective, using the Group Discussion thread in Module 1.

Use this map to determine the following:

  • Who are the policy targets?
  • Who are the key players or stakeholders?
  • Who is the opposition?

Based on your map, choose the three most important individuals and organizations to influence.

Before beginning, select the specific change you want to bring about and select one policy objective you hope to achieve in order to help effect this change.

  1. Identify the policy target or targets: the individuals and organizations with the power to make a particular change happen.
  2. Identify the other key players in this situation: the individuals, organization or in some cases communities that may be affected by the problem or policy or that have the potential to influence the situation. Try to anticipate who might be in this category.
  3. Once you have identified your policy targets and key players, create your power map using PowerPoint or Word.

Task 2 – Individual Power Map Activity (graded) 

As individuals, please include answers to the Questions for Reflection listed below. Submit this deliverable here.

Questions for reflection:

  • For the issue you have chosen to examine, was it easier to identify potential supporters or sources of opposition? Why?
  • Were there any surprises when you considered potential overlapping interests among targets and players?
  • If your group decided that the time was right to approach a key target or a key player, what next steps might this approach usefully entail?

Post questions for this activity to the Q & A Forum should you need additional support.

Submit your file by 11:59 pm (MT), Sunday, end of Week 6.

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